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397388 - Quantifying and Modeling in-Stream Processes: A first step to restore the Catalpa Creek

Tuesday, June 5
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Greenway CD
Co-Authors: Tim Schauwecker, Mississippi – Mississippi State University; Joby Czarnecki, MS – Mississippi State University; Eddy Langendoen, MS – USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Lab; Sandra Ortega-Achury, MS – Mississippi State University; James Martin, MS – Mississippi State University

Research has evidenced increased streamflows and stream degradation along the main stream and tributaries of the Catalpa Creek in Mississippi. In fact, the main channel of the Catalpa Creek has been listed as biologically impaired due to sediments from headwaters to the outlet. The Water Resources Management Plan for the Red Bud-Catalpa Creek Watershed was formulated to restore and protect the ecosystem health, ecosystem services, quality of life, and water resources within the watershed; and to create experiential learning activities for students, educators, and practitioners. To develop future BMPs and a restoration design within the Catalpa Creek Watershed for reducing water quality impairment, improve morphology, biological integrity and functionality of the main stream and tributaries, it is necessary to identify stressors, sediment sources and loads currently transported within the watershed. Hypothesizing in-stream processes are important mechanisms driving sediment supply into the streams and an important portion of the sediment budget for the Catalpa Creek Watershed, our research has focused on the identification, assessment, evaluation and prediction of these processes within the study watershed. To address the research objectives a combination of methods has been undertaken including field reconnaissance and detailed data collection, laboratory analysis, and channel modeling. Modeling results help to determine critical areas to be potentially considered for future management and restoration activities, as well as to optimize a design for a desired outcome and to understand what results might be expected.

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