Table Hc02: Streambank Erosion in the Black River Basin

Table Hc02: Streambank Erosion in the Black River Basin

Stream Streambank Erosion Rating (%)a
None Moderate Severe
Lower Subbasin (data collected 1988-1995)
Black River Mainstream 98 trace 1
Brushy Creeks 99 0 1
Cane and Tenmile Creeks 97 0 3
West Flowing Streams b 100 0 0
Lowland Ditches c 100 0 0
Upper Subbasin (data collected in 1988)
Black River Mainstream 8 92 0
West Fork Black River 38 62 0
Middle Fork Black River 70 30 0
East Fork Black River 100 0 0
Webb, Logan, and Sinking Creeks 76 17 7
Miscellaneous Streams d 89 7 4

a. Streambank Erosion Rating: None = Streambank well vegetated and < 450 slope, Moderate = streambank with little vegetation and 45-90 0 slope, Severe = no streambank vegetation and bank nearly vertical.

b. Indian Creek, Greenwood Valley Creek, and McKenzie Creek

c. East Ditch, Ditches 16 & 17, Lake Slough Ditch, Brosley Ditch, Menorkenut Cutoff, Menorkenut Slough, Cane Creek Ditch, & Main Ditch

d. Bee Fork, Brushy Creek, Dry Valley Creek, Ottery Creek, & Strother Creek

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