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Watershed Health Monitoring: Riparian Cover using X DensioBank

This is a list of random sites sampled by the Department of Ecology's Watershed Health Monitoring Program during 2009-2016. It includes data for riparian cover as measured with a densiometer at the bankfull margins and the amount of stream network represented by the random site. Densiometer data are assigned ratings of riparian condition relative to reference conditions.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
PCTkm_perSurveypctkm_persurveypctkm_persurveyNumberPercentage of streams in the survey network that the site represents. For each survey, this is the site's adjusted spatial weight, divided by the sum of all adjusted spatial weights in the survey x 100.
ECOREG3_NMecoreg3_nmecoreg3_nmTextLevel III ecorgion name as described in the Washington Master Sample: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/gispublic/DataDownload/EAP_ENV_MasterSample.htm
SALMON_RRsalmon_rrsalmon_rrTextSalmon Recevery Region, as described in the Washington Master Sample: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/gispublic/DataDownload/EAP_ENV_MasterSample.htm
STREAMstreamstreamTextDescription of the stream in which the site resides, based on nearest geographic identifier on the map in the Watershed Health Monitoirng Database: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/eimreporting/WHM/WHMSearch.aspx
Region_Roundregion_roundregion_roundTextStatus and Trends Region and survey round (round 1 = 2009-2012; round 2 = 2013-2019)
Scoring Regionscoring_regionscoring_regionTextRegion in which random sites are compared to reference sites, to evaluate riparian cover condition. West includes 3 Status and Trends Regions west of Cascade Ridge; East Plateau is Columbia Plateau Ecoregion; East Mountain is remainder
yearyearyearNumberYear of observatiion
AVG X DensioBank (%)avg_x_densiobankavg_x_densiobankNumberThis is the average per year (1 or 2 observations) of X DensioBank values. Calculation of X DensionBank is described in the Metric Dictionary: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1303033.html
X DenioBank Categoryx_deniobank_categoryx_deniobank_categoryTextCondition class of AVG X DensioBank (%) when compared to reference conditions during 2009-2017. "Fair" for West is > 83.4 to 93.2% ; for East Moutains is > 72.4 to 87.8% ; for East Plateau is > 70.2 to 82.8%
SITE_IDsite_idsite_idTextUnique site identifier as provided by the Washington Master Sample: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/gispublic/DataDownload/EAP_ENV_MasterSample.htm
ASWeight.kmasweight_kmasweight_kmNumberAdjusted Spatial Weights (kilometers) is the length of sample frame stream represented by the ranom site
Status and Trends Regionstatus_and_trends_regionstatus_and_trends_regionTextWatershed Health Monitoring region, based on SALMON_RR and modified as described in Publication No1 8-03-226 section 3.23.https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1803226.pdf
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