Brown's Creek Thermal Model
Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014
Monitored highest temp at Browns Creek mouth (25 C) minus the literature trout stream temp (18.3 C)
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
Brown's Creek is one of the few remaining cold water fisheries in the Metropolitan Area; however, it is impaired due to high suspended solids and high water temperatures. To understand the extensive and complex in-stream temperature and local climate data already collected by the Brown's Creek Watershed District, this grant will facilitate the development of a thermal model to determine thermal sources and cost-effective management projects and practices to reduce thermal loading to Brown's Creek.