The Effects of Urbanization on Local First-Order Streams: One Year Later

Kristen K. Cecala, Steven J. Price, William Ringle, and Michael E. Dorcas

Davidson College

Introduction
Site # 5
Methods

Area before disturbance.

Results
Discussion
Literature Cited
Anthropology Department
Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory
 

Area following disturbance. The stream watershed is shown in pink, and our stream sampling points are indicated by yellow dots. Disturbance of this region is indicated by the plot of the development that will occur over this stream.

Site Details:

Watershed Area (m^2 )
72,390
Area of Disturbance (m^2 )
46,802
% of Disturbed Watershed
64.65%
Minimum Distance of Disturbance (m)
0
Maximum Distance of Disturbance (m)
0
Δ Water Temperature (C )
3.42
Δ Conductivity (μs)
1.47
Δ pH
0.08
Δ Dissolved Oxygen (%)
-19.15
Δ % Sand
-1.25
Δ % Detritus
20.00
Δ % Fine Sediments
-16.25
Δ Stream Width (cm)
3.78
Δ Stream Depth (cm)
2.14

* Δ is defined as the average change from 2005 to 2006 following disturbance.

 
 
Questions? Email me at Krcecala@davidson.edu