Silver Creek in Idaho
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Macroinvertebrate Assessment on Kilpatrick Pond (ongoing) by U.S.G.S
Begining in June 2013, USGS and TNC installed sampling devices at seven sites: five sites within the pond and one each upstream and downstream of the pond. The sampling devices provide artificial substrate that aquatic insects such as mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies can colonize. We're also measuring water velocity, depth, temperature, and dissolved oxygen Sampling will continue seasonally—spring, summer, and fall—for two years after the restoration project is completed. Initial samples collected before restoration begins will provide baseline data. Comparisons with data gathered during and after the restoration project will assess how well and how quickly aquatic insects recolonize Kilpatrick Pond.