Salmonid Restoration Federation

Redwood Creek Low-Flow Monitoring

Photos From Monitoring on Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel River

Snorkel survey, September 2015

Updated November 8th, 2020

The flow in Redwood Creek is still at crisis level. We've had a couple of rain showers recently, but there hasn't been enough rain yet to show an impact on the stream. Eight out of ten monitoring sites on Redwood Creek have no flow. Four of the pools where we measure water level and dissolved oxygen are completly dry. Many pools with water are isolated without running water between them. There is low dissolved oxygen which is required for fish to respire. Usually after mid-October, stream flow starts increasing even without rain because trees are using less water.

Please do what you can to conserve water and avoid diverting water from the stream.


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)