Salmonid Restoration Federation

Redwood Creek Low-Flow Monitoring

Photos From Monitoring on Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel River

Snorkel survey, September 2015

Updated August 3rd, 2020

The flow in Redwood Creek was dropping by half every two weeks in June. This past two weeks the flow droped by 90%. While groundwater fed headwaters are cool (56°F), the water near the mouth is noticealbly warmer (66°F). The dissolved oxygen is low. There are many pike minnow in the lower reaches. Tributary pools are starting to be disconnected from eachother, some riffles are dry.

 

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)