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Catalog Record: Fish Creek Watershed Observatory: Aquatic Monitoring Related to Oil and Gas Activities and Climate Change in the NPR-A
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Organizations

BLM
Primary

Funding
WERC
UAF
NFWF
USGS
ALCC

Fish Creek Watershed Observatory: Aquatic Monitoring Related to Oil and Gas Activities and Climate Change in the NPR-A

Intended network of long-term aquatic monitoring sites in the Fish Creek watershed that represents the wide variety of hydrologic types and processes of the Arctic Coastal Plain. Physical, chemical, and biological data are collected. Provides framework for integrated research on number of topics, including fish movements, fish feeding, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, geomorphology, drainage network analysis and classification, among others.

Related ALCC Project: Fish Creek Hydrology (Project Code: ARCT2011-05) : Beaded Stream & Lake Hydrology Monitoring - This research is focused on collecting and analyzing baseline hydrologic data for the Fish Creek watershed located in the National Petroleum Reserve –Alaska (NPR-A) in coordination with on-going and future petroleum development, fish and wildlife studies, and permafrost and climate monitoring and analysis. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Geological Survey began this monitoring program in 2004 and our efforts are to continue this monitoring program of the three river systems draining this regions including more detailed monitoring of select catchments with varying degrees of planned petroleum development. Data collection and analysis is focused on understanding seasonal and interannual variability in water supply and quality particularly with respect to fish habitat and hydrologic connectivity of streams and lakes.

Publications: Arp, CD. 2012. Fish Creek Watershed Hydrology Monitoring. BLM.

Ongoing
2006-01-01

Data and Resources

  • View report

    Report :: ALCC Report

    http://arcticlcc.org/assets/products/ARCT2011-05/progress_reports/Fish_Creek_Watershed_Hydrology_2012_Report.pdf

  • View website

    Website :: ALCC Website

    http://arcticlcc.org/projects/geophysical/fish-creek-hydrology/

  • View website

    Website :: UAF Project Site

    http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/projects/arp-fishcreek/

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: 2006/01/01
Type: Project
Primary Contacts
Name: Matt Whitman
Email: mathew_whitman@blm.gov
Other Contacts
Name: Benjamin Jones
Email: bjones@usgs.gov
Phone: (907)786-7033
Name: Richard Kemnitz
Email: rkemnitz@blm.gov
Name: Horatio Toniolo
Name: Guido Grosse
Email: ggrosse@gi.alaska.edu
Name: Mark Wipfli
Title: Professor of Freshwater Ecology, UAF
Email: mwipfli@alaska.edu
Name: Chris Arp
Email: cdarp@alaska.edu
Primary Organizations
Type
US Bureau of Land Management
Federal

Funding Organization
Type
US Bureau of Land Management
Federal

Other Organizations
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, US Geological Survey, Water and Environmental Research Center - UAF, University of Alaska Fairbanks, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Regions
Alaska, North Slope

Collections
Ongoing North Slope Projects
Long-term Monitoring

Direct Record Link
http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/4535-fish-creek-watershed-observatory-aquatic-monit
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