Latest Stream Stories

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Cain, Michelle L Lauer, Thomas E; Lau, Jamie K ABSTRACT. - One hundred and twenty five sites from 91 rivers and streams in Indiana were evaluated from 1990-2005 to determine grass pickerel Esox americanus vermiculatus habitat use. Macro-habitat analysis was conducted using the Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI) and had no significant relationship with grass pickerel catch. However, the individual components that made up the QHEI metric of "pool/glide and riffle/run quality" were...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman Jul. 20--ON SPRING CREEK -- To leap into the cool blue waters of this hidden northeast Oklahoma creek is to jump back to a time when water was clean and life was simple, locals say. "It's very spiritual," said Jennifer Owen, who swims here almost every day. "It's been life-changing for me." Spring Creek -- with its deep channels and pure blue waters -- is one of only five water bodies in Oklahoma known to meet all of the state's water quality...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 1--Residents who live along Salt Lake City streams are welcome to trim trees, build patios and plant gardens. But those looking to construct a home on a pristine, creekside lot might have to place their picture windows 100 feet from the water. Tonight, the Salt Lake City Council plans to make its first revisions to a far-reaching ordinance passed in January aimed at protecting riparian corridors from over-development, soil erosion and...

2008-06-24 02:29:44

By Terry Karkos RILEY TOWNSHIP - An experiment in a far-flung corner of the Sunday River Watershed could lead to sweeping changes for Western Maine streams. Last fall, the Androscoggin River Watershed Council, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered to try to restore habitat for native brook trout and control erosion. The group secured a $23,000 federal grant to study brook trout ecology and conservation in headwater...

2008-06-14 15:00:13

LEWISTON - A plan to clean up a winding waterway in the center of Lewiston will get a public review June 24. City officials and water engineers will present a management plan for the Hart Brook watershed, the culmination of a year's worth of studies and meetings with area property owners, businesses and residents. The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24 in room 108 of the the L/A College Campus, 51 Westminster St. Hart Brook wanders from the Lewiston Industrial Park past Plourde...

2007-04-15 03:00:17

By Morris, Charles C; Stewart, Paul M; Simon, Thomas P ABSTRACT: This study evaluated biological integrity expectations of fish assemblages in wadeable streams for the Alabama portion of the Choctawhatchee River watershed using a multimetric approach. Thirty- four randomly selected stream sites were sampled in late spring 2001 to calibrate an index of biotic integrity (IBI). Validation data were collected during the spring 2001, and summer and fall of 2003 from disturbed and...

2005-10-11 14:32:24

Blacksburg, Va. -- Virginia Tech biology researchers have applied tools from geology, geography, and hydrologic modeling to determine the effect of different land uses on stream quality across 10 watersheds of the French Broad River in the North Carolina mountains. The result is a new protocol for determining the health or condition of huge land-water systems. The research has also resulted in a set of tools for predicting the effect of development decisions in the watersheds studied, which...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'