Duck and Jordan Creek Protection and Recovery - Juneau, Alaska
A comprehensive water quality study was conducted from September 2004 through June 2005 in the Mendenhall Valley (Juneau, Alaska) to assess the current state of water quality and the effectiveness of ongoing restoration projects in Jordan and Duck Creeks. In addition, a bioassessment of Duck Creek was conducted in April and June of 2005.
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effects of ongoing development on the water quality of streams within the Mendenhall Watershed. The stream corridor of Duck Creek has undergone extensive development but has also been the subject of broad restoration efforts. A suite of water quality parameters was collected at three representative sites on Duck Creek and Jordan Creek. The goal of data collection was to provide baseline water quality information as well as information that can be used to assess pre-established and ongoing restoration efforts on Duck and Jordan Creeks.
The specific goals of this project included: • To document existing water quality conditions in Duck and Jordan Creeks • To provide water quality data for the Jordan Creek Watershed Assessment • To use water quality data for Duck Creek and data from Jordan Creek to differentiate natural versus anthropogenic inputs • To use water quality data for Duck Creek to aid in assessments of various restoration efforts both finished and underway on Duck Creek • To conduct a bioassessment on Duck Creek in order to evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing restoration projects
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