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Area S.F. Trinity
Topic Sediment: V* Rusch Creek by PWA 1994

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Hayfork High School students, California Conservation Corp members, U.S. Forest Service employees performed a fine sediment survey of Rusch Creek using the V* technique under the direction of Pacific Watershed Associates staff. Project leader Pat Higgins is in the second row, third from left. Summer 1994. Photo by Michelle Pinon. vstar3.jpg V* is a measurement of the volume of fine sediment stored in pools relative to the volume of water during simmer low flow periods. The depth of the riffle crest at the pool tail, where the water spills downstream, is subtracted from pool depth to yield residual pool volume. The V* probe is used to determine the depth of fine sediment in the pool along several transects.

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Small pool formed by opposing trimmed gabion weir remnants which was part of the Rusch Creek V* survey. Photo by Pat Higgins.

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This drawing is one of several created during summer 1994 V* studies conducted by Hayfork High School students. Photos were also taken of each pool measured.

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