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Rot Squad

Wondering what monitoring “rot rate” entails?

Here's a step-by step-preview at one stream!

Step 1. Locate your first stream crossing

Step 2. Locate a downstream location (15m from the stream crossing)

Step 3. Record channel characteristics (wetted width and depth, substrate and stream flow)

Step 4. Record riparian vegitation and canopy cover

Step 5. Take a photo upstream and downstream at this location

Step 6. Deploy the cotton streams and the temperature logger

Step 7. Locate your upstream location (15m from stream crossing)

Step 8. Repeat steps 3 to 6!



This project is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation with in-kind support from the University of British Colombia and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

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