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Title

Dictionary of Metrics for Physical Habitat: Definitions and Calculations Used for Watershed Health Monitoring and Related Studies

 
Publication number Date Published
13-03-033October 2013
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Author(s) Janisch, J.
Description Watershed Health Monitoring Web (WHMWeb) is part of a new tool, built by the Department of Ecology, that translates statistically robust regional assessments of watershed conditions into metrics diagnostic of watershed health. Metrics are related to variables: a variable is what we study; a metric is how we describe it.

WHMWeb is an interface from which users (1) can access a list of sites that have been surveyed and (2) call the associated metrics. Metrics reporting from WHMWeb are specific to fresh flowing surface waters (and environs) of Washington State.

This dictionary defines physical habitat metrics reporting from WHMWeb and describes their calculations. It is anticipated that approximately 270 metrics will report from WHMWeb by December 2013.

This document was revised or updated in December 2015, October 2016, February 2018, and February 2020.

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Contact Jack Janisch at 360-407-6649 or jaja461@ecy.wa.gov
Keywords metrics, riparian, freshwater
WEB PAGE How-to Information for Stream Monitors
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_BIO

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_BIO_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_EFF0

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_EFF0_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_EFF1

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_EFF1_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_EPA

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_EPA_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_KCO0

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_KCO0_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_SEN

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_SEN_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_WAM0

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_WAM0_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_WAM1

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_WAM1_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_WAM2

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_WAM2_P

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_WHB

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