Creek Mouth Assessment Project
North Bay Watershed Association – Petaluma - 10/12/2012
Adrien Baudrimont
Project Background
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
Watershed Program
Implement SFEP Comprehensive
Conservation Management Plan
Support
communitybased
watershed
stewardship
Increase local
government
capacity
Assess and
compare
watershed
health
Increase
resiliency with
regard to
climate change
Project Pyramid
Identify Creek Mouth
Restoration Opportunities
Creek Mouth general assessment based on existing
information
Excel table with information on
creek mouths (Tool1)
Tools
Qualitative & quantitative information
Method
gathering (SFEP + Partners)
GIS Dataset focused on creek
mouths (Tool2)
GIS Data (SFEI)
Collecting Data about Creek Mouths
To the first
Upstream
Barrier
Creek Mouth
From the
Opening to
the Bay
• Bridge
• Culvert
• Major tributary
Creek Mouth Table (Tool1)
Narrative Data
Quantitative Data
Descriptions
Creek Mouth Numbers: Length, widths
Interested Parties
Restoration Polygons
Constraints
Invasive Plants
Opportunities
How to represent this data?
Presence of Steelheads
County & CreekLand
Mouth
Use Level
& Ownership
County level
Creek Mouth Query
Length of the creek mouth,
width at the mouth
Creek Mouth Length
- Meters
Invasive
Plants
8000
7000
6000
5000
4000
3000
2000
1000
0
Presence of Steelhead
Local stakeholders
Contamination/trash
Width
at the Mouth - Meters
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Public land
Private land
Creek Mouth level
Creek Mouth Query
Public land
Private land
Ownership
Restoration Projects
Levees Data
Historical Ecology
Today
Pilot Project: Marin County
10 Creeks, from Coyote Creek to
Novato Creek
Building of the method, how much
details do we need, what indicators.
First step to test the project, then all
around the Bay, ± 85 creeks
One year project
Phase 2: Online Tool
Thank you!
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Creek Mouth level - North Bay Watershed Association