Title

Lycoming College's CWI Contribution to Pafbc Unassessed Waters Project 2010-2017

Item Type

Poster

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

Session

Poster session

Start Date

10-11-2017 8:00 PM

End Date

10-11-2017 9:59 PM

Keywords

Susquehanna River, tributaries, unassessed waters, Clean Water Institute

Description

This is the 8th year that Lycoming College CWI has participated with PA fish and Boat Commission in the Unassessed Waters Project. To date, the CWI team has completed a total of 473 streams in the Loyalsock, Lycoming, and Pine Creek Watersheds (about 10% of the total amount of streams sampled for this project). In the past 4 years, streams in the Genesee, Alleghany, White Deer Hole Creek, Black Hole Creek, Quenshukeny, Pine Run, and Antes Creek watersheds, as well as unnamed tributaries in Tioga County have been completed. Data for this project has been logged into the PFBC Unassessed Waters Data set for consideration of trout stream protection. The number of class A, B, C, D, and E streams from each watershed will be presented. On average, 50% of the streams sampled support wild trout and nearly 20% are considered class A or B trout streams. A breakdown of the benefit and limitations of this program will be presented. In addition, a comparison of the Alleghany Plato Region and the Ridge-Valley Plato Region will be done, in terms of supporting trout populations. In 2017, Lycoming College sampled 40 streams in the Lycoming, Pine, and Larry’s Creek watersheds. Additional Creeks in the Nippenose Valley Watershed were also sampled.

Language

eng

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Nov 10th, 8:00 PM Nov 10th, 9:59 PM

Lycoming College's CWI Contribution to Pafbc Unassessed Waters Project 2010-2017

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

This is the 8th year that Lycoming College CWI has participated with PA fish and Boat Commission in the Unassessed Waters Project. To date, the CWI team has completed a total of 473 streams in the Loyalsock, Lycoming, and Pine Creek Watersheds (about 10% of the total amount of streams sampled for this project). In the past 4 years, streams in the Genesee, Alleghany, White Deer Hole Creek, Black Hole Creek, Quenshukeny, Pine Run, and Antes Creek watersheds, as well as unnamed tributaries in Tioga County have been completed. Data for this project has been logged into the PFBC Unassessed Waters Data set for consideration of trout stream protection. The number of class A, B, C, D, and E streams from each watershed will be presented. On average, 50% of the streams sampled support wild trout and nearly 20% are considered class A or B trout streams. A breakdown of the benefit and limitations of this program will be presented. In addition, a comparison of the Alleghany Plato Region and the Ridge-Valley Plato Region will be done, in terms of supporting trout populations. In 2017, Lycoming College sampled 40 streams in the Lycoming, Pine, and Larry’s Creek watersheds. Additional Creeks in the Nippenose Valley Watershed were also sampled.