Fish Creek Watershed Observatory

Monitoring Arctic Aquatic Habitat in the Context of Land-use and Climate Change Impacts

Data Access and Status

Beaded Stream Data

Discharge, depth, and temperature data for 2016 is expected to be available by July 2017 pending sensor download and QA/QC procedures. Additional water quality time-series data will be made available as time and interest permits (Meta Data.)

Stream Name Stream Time-Series Data Water Quality
Blackfish 2009-2015 2010 USGS Synoptic
Crea 2009-2015 2010 USGS Synoptic
Oil 2009-2015 2010 USGS Synoptic
Bill's 2009-2015 2010 USGS Synoptic
Redworm 2012-2015 not available
Hannahbear 2012-2015 not available

Lake Data

Lake level, water temperature, and water quality time-series data up until August 2017 is expected to be available by December 2017 pending sensor download and QA / QC procedures (Meta Data.)

Lake Name Lake Time-Series Data Continuous Water Quality Data
Lower Blackfish 2011-2013 N/A
Upper Blackfish 2011-2016 N/A
Crea 2011-2016 pending
Upper Crea 2011-2014 N/A
Redworm 2011-2016 pending
Bill's 2011-2013 N/A
Frank’s Pond (Ini-001) 2011-2014 N/A
Ini-002 2011-2016 N/A
Ini-003 2011-2014 N/A
Ini-004 2011-2014 N/A
Ini-005 2011-2014 N/A

Climate, Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Data

Station Name Weather and Permafrost Time-Series Data Snow Survey Data
Crea Creek 2011-2016 Pending
Inigok 2012-2014 Pending

These data will be made publically available as time and interest permits.

Data citation

Whitman, M. S., C. D. Arp, B. Jones, W. Morris, G. Grosse, F. Urban, and R. Kemnitz. 2011. Developing a long-term aquatic monitoring network in a complex watershed of the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain. Pages 15-20 in C. N. Medley, G. Patterson, and M. J. Parker, editors. Proceedings of the Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in Watersheds: Observing, Studying, and Managing for Change. USGS, Reston.

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Sand-bedded channel of Judy Creek

Sand-bedded channel of Judy Creek