Salmonid Restoration Federation

Redwood Creek Low-Flow Monitoring

Photos From Monitoring on Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel River

Snorkel survey, September 2015

Updated May 26, 2020

I monitored Redwood Creek for the first time of the season on May 23, 2020. Southern Humboldt has recieved 31.0 inches of rain from October 1st, 2019 to May 23rd, 2020. The normal for this time period is 56.5 inches of rain. I noticed redds throughout the watershed. In the lower watershed, I saw older redds from either coho or chinook, that are usually washed away by now because of scouring flows. In the upper watershed, I noticed a fresh Pacific Lamprey redd, bunches of steelhead redds, and a small resident redd too.

 

Hover your mouse over the graph lines to see daily values. Click on the Monitoring Site Labels (Dinner Creek, Miller Creek, etc.) to remove/add information.

Redwood Creek 1.5,1.8, 2.5, 3, & 4 and Upper Redwood Creek are mainstem sites (4 is farthest downstream).

Dinner, Miller, and China Creeks are Redwood Creek tributaries.

The average of a certain year is the mean flow of all the monitoring sites from around that time.

Data is plotted on a logarithmic scale; 0.01 represents "0" or "No flow." Measurements are rounded to the nearest tenths.


Video: Time-lapse on Redwood Creek in the Eel River Watershed (June 29, 2019 to November 29, 2019)