3.0 Indicator Generation, Evaluation, Aggregation

Table of Contents

This section describes the evaluation of each of the 16 indicators for each of the 11 subwatersheds. It is organized into sections that correspond to goals for the watershed. Within each goal section there are subsections, which are essentially reports for each indicators. The indicator reports have a similar format: background on the indicator, influences on the indicator, target conditions, subwatershed conditions and trends, discussion of confidence in the findings, resolution of the information used, and technical descriptions of where data were obtained and how they were analyzed.

3.1: Goal A: Water quality and supply

  • 3.1.1: Periphyton Cover and Biomass
  • 3.1.2: Surface Water Temperature
  • 3.1.3: Mercury in Fish Tissue
  • 3.1.4: Flow Patterns and Alteration

3.2: Goal B: Native biota

  • 3.2.1: Bird Species Diversity
  • 3.2.2: Proportion of Watershed as Agricultural/Urban
  • 3.2.3: Benthic Macroinvertebrates Community Structure
  • 3.2.4: Fish Community Diversity

3.3: Goal C: Habitats and ecosystems

  • 3.3.1: Aquatic Habitat Barriers
  • 3.3.2: Terrestrial Habitat Fragmentation
  • 3.3.3: Carbon Stock and Sequestration
  • 3.3.4: Nitrogen Load/Cycling

3.4: Goal D: Fire and flooding

  • 3.4.1: Fire Frequency
  • 3.4.2: Flooding and Floodplain Access

3.5: Goal E: Community, social and economic conditions

  • 3.5.1: Pesticide Application and Organic Agriculture
  • 3.5.2: School Lunch Program Enrollment

3.6: Linkages and relationships among objectives, attributes, and indicators