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Stream Assessment Methodologies

Huntington District
Published July 23, 2020
Stream Assessment Methodologies

Regulatory Division recently hosted Major General Whittle, Commanding General of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, for a field demonstration of various stream assessment methodologies. The assessment of aquatic resources is a critical component of the Corps' permit evaluation process and documentation of decisions.

Regulatory Division recently hosted Major General Whittle, Commanding General of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, for a field demonstration of various stream assessment methodologies. The assessment of aquatic resources is a critical component of the Corps' permit evaluation process and documentation of decisions. Stream assessments are used to characterize and quantify the functional capacity of resources whether they are associated with proposed economic development projects or compensatory mitigation efforts to ensure the successful offset of unavoidable losses to aquatic resources.

He was accompanied by Joe Savage, Regional Business Director, Colonel Evers, and Mike Keathley as they were able to get a firsthand view of the tools used by the Regulatory Division as Lee Robinette and Wes Barnett walked them through the assessment tools.