Long–term effectiveness of restoration activities in streams of the Lititz Run Watershed
This research addresses the question of the long-term effectiveness of stream restoration activities by evaluating water quality and biotic integrity above and below several restorations on Lititz Run and its major tributary Santo Domingo Creek as part of a linear system of stream restoration projects. The restorations are at least 10 years old and have been the subject of several citizen science data collection efforts for the past 20 years. The streams were sampled longitudinally every season during the study period to determine the effectiveness of the various types of stream restoration. The activities for examining the stream restoration were separated into floodplain reconnection or engineered stabilization. In - field data was collected on flow, geomorphology, water quality, and included a riparian assessment.
|Long–term effectiveness of restoration activities in streams of the Lititz Run Watershed
|CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
|May 17, 2021