Sardine Valley- Davies Creek
Sardine Valley, at an average elevation of 6,050 ft, is a large, privately-owned meadow bisected by Davies Creek and surrounded by public forestlands. Drainage area above the monitoring station is approximately 19.7 square miles and receives 34.6” mean annual precipitation (USGS StreamStats, 2018). The U.S. Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest (TNF) and Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) have each included the Davies Creek watershed in their respective watershed management strategies, identifying it as a targeted area for restoration of riparian, aquatic, and wetland habitat with the goal of reducing non-point source sedimentation. The TNF installed a stream gage downstream and six groundwater wells in 2015 and began collecting pre-project hydrology data. This project continues the pre-project data collection and includes additional metrics not previously measured. Other pre-project data collected by Truckee River Watershed Council includes wildlife and vegetation surveys. In late summer of 2021, TRWC commenced implementation of the Sardine Meadow Restoration Project.
Types of data collected include:
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