West Fork provided technical field assistance over four seasons in support of long-term aquatic monitoring in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. Habitat assessments were performed throughout the 90,000 acre watershed in streams of varying size.
Measurements of in-channel features included determining habitat type including quantifying number of pools, bankfull and wetted widths, sediment particle size, distribution and abundance of large woody debris. In addition, West Fork staff measured the longitudinal and cross-sectional profile of the stream at study sites. Temperature monitoring stations and permanent photo locations were established and revisited periodically to collect information.