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Extending WEPP technology to predict fine sediment and phosphorus delivery from forested hillslopes

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2015
In many watersheds, including the Great Lakes and Lake Tahoe Basins, two basins where the land cover is dominated by forests, the pollutants of concern are fine sediments and phosphorus. Forest runoff is generally low in nitrogen, and coarse sediment does not adversely impact the quality of lake waters. Predictive tools are needed to estimate not simply sediment, but fine sediment (

Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest 15 minute streamflow data: 2000-2009

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains 15 minute stream flow rates (cubic feet per second) for 11 flumes in the upper Tenderfoot Creek watershed from 2000 to 2009. Two sub watersheds: Sun Creek and Spring Park Creek had experimental shelterwood harvests in 1999 and 2000. Portions of these units were prescribed burned between 2001 and 2003. Two adjacent subwatersheds: Bubbling Creek and Stringer Creek serve as controls.

Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest stream sediment collection: 1994-2009

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains daily average sediment transport data for several creeks in the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest watershed from 1994 to 2009. Sediment data were collected at eight sites in the upper Tenderfoot Creek watershed. Four samplers were placed at the bottom of four sub-watersheds flowing into Tenderfoot Creek.

Coram Experimental Forest 15 minute streamflow data

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains 15 minute streamflow for two flumes in the Coram Experimental Forest from 2004-2010. The two flumes are located on the Lunch Fork of Abbot Creek and Abbot Creek above Lunch Fork.

Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest 15 minute streamflow data (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains average 15 minute streamflow data from September 2000 to September 2015 for 11 gauges located in the upper Tenderfoot Creek watershed on the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest. These data include streamflow measurements in multiple locations on Tenderfoot Creek and seven major sub-watersheds flowing into the Tenderfoot Creek drainage.

Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest fluvial sediment transport data

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains average daily sediment transport data recorded at eight locations in the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest watershed from 1994 to 2014. Four sediment samplers were placed at the bottom of four sub-watersheds flowing into Tenderfoot Creek. These sub-watersheds are Spring Park Creek, Sun Creek, Stringer Creek and Bubbling Creek.

A watershed-scale assessment of a process soil CO2 production and efflux model

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
Growing season soil CO2 efflux is known to vary laterally by as much as seven fold within small subalpine watersheds (

Forest biomass utilization and watershed processes

Documents and Media Posted on: January 23, 2015
Forest biomass is an energy source that is underutilized. Expanding forest biomass utilization can improve our nation's energy security while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. However, there is a risk that water resources may be adversely affected with increased biomass removal. Our research aims to assist land managers to evaluate watershed impacts of biomass removal.Document Type: Briefing Papers

GLEES (Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site)

Experimental Forests and Ranges Posted on: December 04, 2014
The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site is a high elevation wilderness-like site where research is conducted to determine the effects of atmospheric deposition and climate change on alpine and subalpine aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the upper treeline ecotone. Long-term physical, chemical, and biological monitoring is an important component of the activities at GLEES.

Relative effects of climate change and wildfires on stream temperatures: A simulation modeling approach in a Rocky Mountain watershed

Publications Posted on: September 15, 2014
Freshwater ecosystems are warming globally from the direct effects of climate change on air temperature and hydrology and the indirect effects on near-stream vegetation. In fire-prone landscapes, vegetative change may be especially rapid and cause significant local stream temperature increases but the importance of these increases relative to broader changes associated with air temperature and hydrology are not well understood.

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