Fish Passage Site 20100497

Coordinates (dec. deg.): 60.44968°, -145.25809°
Legal Description: C016S001E29
Region: South Central
Road Name: Copper River Highway

Datum: NAD83
Quad Name / ITM: Cordova B-4
AWC Stream #: 212-10-10010-2047-3051
Stream Name: Goose Meadows East Fork

Elevation:

Site Comments: None

Multiple surveys have been conducted at this site — click on the drop down
arrow to the right of the survey date below to choose a different report for this site.

Survey CRWP17-Cop31

Observers: Kirsti Jurica, Hoots Witsoe

Overall Fish Passage Rating: Green

Tidal: No
Backwatered: Yes

Step Pools: No
Construction Year: 2016


Site Observations:

  1. Beaver Activity

Comments: Culvert assessment performed and submitted by the Copper River Watershed Project. New culvert replaced in 2016. Slow moving palustrine system. Lots of beaver activity, beaver dams upstream and downstream from inlet. Abundant Coho salmon and cutthroat trout upstream. Nice habitat upstream for spawning and rearing.

Culvert Measurements

ID: 1 Structure Type: Pipe-arch (Structural aluminum plate) Fish Passage Rating: Green
 
Length(ft): 105.1
Inlet Type: Projecting
Outlet Type: Projecting
Corrugation Depth(in.): 2.5
Corrugation Width(in.): 9.0
Condition Rating(1-5): 5
Approach Angle: 30.0
Sedimentation At Inlet: No
Inlet Substrate: Gravel
Outlet Substrate: Gravel
InletOutlet
Width(ft):15.9 15.5
Height(ft):9.15 8.05
Apron Length(ft):
Water Depth(ft): 3.68
Rustline Height(ft):
Substrate Depth(ft):2.0 2.0
Backwatered?: Yes
Baffles Present: No
Embedded?: Yes
Embedded Depth(ft): 2.0
Outfall Height: 0.0
Outfall Type: At Stream Grade
Constriction Ratio:
Culvert Gradient: 0.92%
Max Slope:
Max Slope Length:
 

Comments: Substrate depth estimated from design plans.

  Culvert Observations:
  1. Beaver Activity

Stream Measurements

Stream SubstratesUpstreamDownstream
Dominant:OrganicOrganic
Subdominant:Silt/ClaySilt/Clay
Stream Slope(deg.):
Stream Flow Stage:Medium

No stream width data available.

Elevations

Locator ID Culvert
Number
River
Distance (ft)1
Distance From
Crossing (ft)2
Relative
Elevation (ft)
Road Elev 100.00
D/S Thalweg (Below beaver dam) 0.00 87.53
D/S Water Surface Elev 0.00 89.95
D/S Grade Ctrl (Thalweg) (Top of downstream beaver dam) 32.00 89.93
D/S Water Surface Elev 32.00 90.94
D/S Thalweg 36.00 88.57
D/S Water Surface Elev 36.00 90.95
Outlet Culvert Top 225.00 95.33
Outlet Invert (On substrate) 225.00 87.28
D/S Water Surface Elev 225.00 90.96
Inlet Culvert Invert (On substrate) 330.00 86.31
U/S Water Surface Elev 330.00 90.96
Inlet Culvert Top 330.00 95.46
U/S Thalweg 415.00 88.12
U/S Water Surface Elev 415.00 91.02
U/S Grade Ctrl (Thalweg) (Top of beaver dam) 437.00 93.36
U/S Water Surface Elev 437.00 93.46
U/S Thalweg (Above upstream beaver dam) 445.00 88.94
U/S Water Surface Elev 445.00 93.51

Notes:

  1. River distance is measured continuously throughout the survey reach along the thalweg of the stream.
  2. Measured from each end of the crossing along the thalweg of the stream.

Fish Sampling Efforts

Gear Type: Minnow Trap (A) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (B) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (C) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (D) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (E) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (F) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (G) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (H) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (I) Trap Duration(h): 20.0
 
Gear Type: Minnow Trap (J) Trap Duration(h): 20.0

Fish Observations

Species: juvenile coho salmon Life History: Anadromous
Total Fish Observed: 25 Fish Measured: 8 Fork Lengths (mm) Min: 39 Max: 100 Mean: 63
Collected/Observed by Gear Type: Not Recorded Minnow Trap (5)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (1)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (8)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (4)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (5)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (1)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (1)  
 
Species: juvenile/adult Dolly Varden Life History: Unknown
Total Fish Observed: 73 Fish Measured: 16 Fork Lengths (mm) Min: 59 Max: 150 Mean: 85
Collected/Observed by Gear Type: Not Recorded Minnow Trap (4)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (11)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (3)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (5)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (37)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (2)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (7)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (4)  
 
Species: juvenile/adult cutthroat trout Life History: Unknown
Total Fish Observed: 15 Fish Measured: 7 Fork Lengths (mm) Min: 85 Max: 123 Mean: 99
Collected/Observed by Gear Type: Not Recorded Minnow Trap (4)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (1)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (2)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (3)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (2)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (2)  Not Recorded Minnow Trap (1)  

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