Table Hc01: Riparian Corridor Conditions in the Black River

Table Hc01: Riparian Corridor Conditions in the Black River

  Corridor Quality Ranking (%)a  
Stream No. of SHADS Total SHAD Length (feet) Good Fair Poor Ave Width (ft) Forested Corridor
Lower Subbasin (data collected 1988- 1995)
Black River Mainstream 13 16,904 75 14 11 75
Brushy Creek 5 2,585 92 8 0 72
Cane and Tenmile Creeks 10 9,814 62 35 3 70
West Flowing Streams b 4 1,517 72 28 0 60
Lowland Ditches c 13 13,900 4 17 79 11
Upper Subbasin (data collected in 1988)
Black River Mainstream 5 15,922 100 0 0 100
West Fork Black River 7 15,874 93 0 7 78
Middle Fork Black River 3 3,989 100 0 0 98
East Fork Black River 1 497 50 38 12 58
Webb, Logan, & Sinking Creeks 7 5,580 95 4 1 94
Miscellaneous Streams d 6 5,556 94 3 3 93

a. Good = dense stand of un-even aged trees and shrubs, Fair = moderately dense stand of un-even aged trees and shrubs or dense stand of mature trees with sparse understory, Poor = sparse trees and understory or heavily grazed grasses.

b. Indian Creek, Greenwood Valley Creek, and McKenzie Creek

c. East Ditch, Ditches 16 & 17, Lake Slough Ditch, Brosley Ditch, Menorkenut Cutoff, Menorkenut Slough, Cane Creek Ditch, & Main Ditch

d. Bee Fork, Brushy Creek, Dry Valley Creek, Ottery Creek, & Strother Creek

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