LCC funding for this project helped maintain a network of hydrology monitoring sites in a representative watershed of the Arctic Coastal Plain. The work was conducted within the context of climate change and impending oil and gas activities in the region, the latter of which is the impetus for focusing on the Fish Creek watershed. The project included two monitoring components:
1) Beaded Stream & Lake Hydrology Monitoring (dominant habitat type within the watershed): in 6 stream/lake complex watersheds (Redworm, Hannahbear, Blackfish, Crea, Oil, and Bills creeks), continuous water level and temperature (in lakes, streams, and confluences), discrete discharge measurements, and continuous water quality (specific conductivity, pH, DO, turbidity, chlorophyll a).
2) River Hydrology Monitoring: in the three primary higher-order channels of the watershed (Fish and Judy creeks and the Ublutuoch River), continuous water level, continuous weather data (air temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction) for Fish Creek, and discrete discharge measurements.