Foster Meadow, an un-restored meadow, is in the headwaters of the Middle Fork Cosumnes River at a mean elevation of 6,800 ft. Drainage area above the monitoring station is approximately 1.7 square miles and receives 55.1” mean annual precipitation, primarily from snow (USGS StreamStats, 2018). Foster Meadow was identified and prioritized as a restoration project by the Amador Ranger District (ARD) of the El Dorado National Forest (ENF) collaboratively with the Amador Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG). The 27-acre Foster Meadow Project area was delineated by several degraded reaches separated by reaches that were still functional. In addition, a culvert upstream of the meadow was a barrier to aquatic organism passage. Project construction, treating both the meadow and improving aquatic organism passage, was completed in late summer/early fall of 2020.
Map showing locations of 2017-2021 data collection at Foster Meadow/Middle Fork Cosumnes River.
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