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Water Quality Monitoring Program Technical Report

Photo Monitoring for the Vandevert Ranch Bank Stabilization Project OWEB #19-02-001

Lower Little Deschutes River Watershed, Little Deschutes Subbasin, Oregon

Prepared by:       Lesley Jones

                   Water Quality Specialist

                   Upper Deschutes Watershed Council

                   Bend, Oregon

Prepared for:      Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District

                             Redmond, Oregon

                             Vandevert Ranch

                             Bend, Oregon

 

 

Upper Deschutes Watershed Council

Bend, Oregon: November 2006

 

Acknowledgments

 

The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (UDWC) would like to acknowledge the ODEQ 319 Grant Program and the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board for providing funding in support of the UDWC Water Quality Monitoring Program.  This program provides effectiveness monitoring for restoration projects across the upper Deschutes and Little Deschutes Subbasins.  The Photo Monitoring for the Vandevert Ranch Bank Stabilization Project was made possible by OWEB.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

 

Organizations

 

Deschutes Co. SWCD                Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District

UDWC                                      Upper Deschutes Watershed Council

 

Units

 

            Lat                                            Latitude

            Long                                         Longitude

 

 

Table of Contents

1.0        Purpose

 

2.0        Monitoring Design

 

3.0        Results

 

5.0       REFERENCES

 

List of Tables

Table 1 Monitoring tasks

Table 2 Photo point locations

 

1.0       Purpose

The purpose of the monitoring is to evaluate the success of the proposed tree placement bank stabilization efforts at approximately 13 sites at the Vandevert Ranch. The expected output is the qualitative interpretation of vegetation success via photo point technique.  The expected outcome is to provide Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District and Vandevert Ranch the information needed to track a Bank Stabilization Project located 3 miles upstream Little Deschutes River confluence with the Deschutes River.

 

2.0             Monitoring Design

Monitoring was designed to capture pre and post project information.  Pre-implementation project monitoring was conducted September 23, 2002.  Implementation and post-implementation project monitoring was conducted October 2002 and ended October 2006.  Monitoring tasks, schedule, and status are reported in Table 1.  The photo points and their corresponding latitude, longitude, and bearing are detailed in Table 2.  Monitoring is conducted according to standards detailed in the UDWC WQ Monitoring Program Standard Operating Procedures; Field (UDWC 2006). Photo points were collected under the USDA Photo Point Monitoring Handbook protocols (USDA 2002).

 Table 1 Monitoring tasks

Date

Monitoring Tasks

Status

Prior to project implementation (mid-September 2002)

Set up permanent photo points. 

Take first photos of each site.

Completed

During implementation (periodically)

Photos from photo points

Completed

Following project completion (October)

Photos from photo points

Completed

 

Table  2 Photo point locations

Site

Camera lat

Camera long

Camera bearing

Control point

 

 

320

Site 1

43.99444

121.5775

306

Site 2

43.9975

21.60917

180

Site 3

43.01861

121.61139

312

Site 4

43.99333

121.62583

66

Site 5

44.02472

121.66139

142

Site 6

44.02472

121.66139

4

Site 7

44.03583

121.66167

328

Site 8

44.08472

121.65583

326

Site 8A

44.08472

121.65583

88

Site 10

44.09028

121.62472

10

Site 11A

43.86917

121.65361

120

Site 11B

43.86917

121.65361

314

Site 11C

43.86917

121.65361

42

Site 12

43.88639

121.66417

2

Site 13

43.87861

121.64194

280

Site 14

43.83637

121.44647

346

Site 15

43.83686

121.44677

160

3.0       RESULTS 

(The results section presents the photos taken as described in Section 2 on monitoring.  The sites are in order from south to north, in the direction of the river's flow.  Note that there are no "Pre-implementation" photographs for some of the sites.)

Site 1 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 1 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 1 October 19, 2006

Site 2 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 2 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 2 October 19, 2006

Site 3 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 3 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 3 October 19, 2006

Site 4 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 4 October 19, 2006

Site 5 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 5 October 19, 2006

Site 6 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 6 Post-implementation May 22, 2003

Site 6 October 19, 2006

Site 7 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 7 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 7 October 19, 2006

Site 8 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 8 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 8 October 19, 2006

Site 8A Post-implementation October 25, 2004

Site 8A October 19, 2006

Site 10 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 10 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 10 October 19, 2006

Site 11A Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 11A Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 11A October 19, 2006

Site 11B Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 11B Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 11B October 19, 2006

Site 11C Post-implementation October 25, 2004

Site 11C October 19, 2006

Site 12 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 12 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 12 October 19, 2006

Site 13 Pre-implementation Sept 23, 2002

Site 13 Post-implementation October 23, 2002

Site 13 October 19, 2006

Site 14 Post-implementation November 4, 2004

Site 14 October 19, 2006

Site 15 Post-implementation November 4, 2004

Site 15 October 19, 2006

 

 

5.0       REFERENCES

 UDWC (2006). Water Quality Monitoring Program Standard Operating Procedures; Field. Prepared by Jones,            L.M., Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Oregon.

 USDA (2002). USDA Photo Point Monitoring Handbook Part A-Field Procedures. Prepared by Hall, F.C.,     United States Department of Agriculture, Pacific Northwest Research Station, General Technical Report #PNW-GRR-526.

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