BMI Event at Salmon Creek - Poplar Ridge Rd on 02/25/2017
Description Rationale
Details
Latitude, Longitude
42.737846, -76.56332
Miles from stream mouth
Date of sample
02-25-2017
Squares Replicate 1
3 / 12
Conducted Sampling
James Hamilton, Barbara Chase, Adrianna Hirtler
Conducted Analysis
Lucy Gagliardo, Di Florini, Carol Hardy, Hillei Casco, Emily Wordal, Ami Mineta, Adrianna Hirtler
Impact Assessment Based on NYSDEC model and 100 organism count
Biological Assessment Profile 5.7
Total Family Richness 10.0
Family EPT Richness 5.0
Family Biotic Index 4.59
Percent Model Affinity 44
Percent Contribution of Dominant Family 34% Chironomidae
Sample Analysis Preserved
Organism Count and Metrics Calculations
R1
Organism Density = Total Number of Organisms in Sample 1140
Number of organisms counted 285

Actual Count

R1
Organism Density = Total Number of Organisms in Sample 1140
EPT Richness 5.0
Total Family Richness 11.0
Biotic Index 4.56
Dominant Family Capniidae
Percent Contribution of Dominant Family 33
Percent Model Affinity 41
Percent Similarity Between Replicates 0
Biological Assessment Profile
Replicate 1
Families in Major Groups T D T x D %C L
Ephemeroptera
Baetidae 6
Baetiscidae 4
Caenidae 6
Ephemerellidae 2
Heptageniidae 3
Isonychiidae 2
Ephemeridae 4
Leptophlebliidae 4
Metretopodidae 2
Polymitarcyidae 2
Potomanthidae 4
Siphlonuridae* 4
Leptohyphidae (Tricorythldae) 4
Ameletidae 0 2 0 0.7
Sub-total 2 1
Plecoptera
Perlidae 3 1 3 0.4
Capniidae 3 96 288 33.7
Chloroperlidae 0
Leuctridae 0
Nemouridae 2 10 20 3.5
Peltoperlidae 0
Perlodidae 2
Pteronarcyidae 0
Taeniopterygidae 2
Undetermined Plecoptera 2
Sub-total 107 38
Megaloptera
Corydalidae 4
Sialidae 4
Sub-total 0 0
Lepidoptera
Pyralidae 5
Sub-total 0 0
Trichoptera
Hydropsychidae 5
Hydroptilidae 6
Odontoceridae 0
Philopotamidae 3
Polycentropodidae 6
Rhyacophilidae 1
Undetermined Trichoptera 3
Brachycentridae 2
Glossosomatidae 1
Helicopsychidae 3
Lepidostomatidae 1
Leptoceridae 4
Limnephilidae 4
Molannidae 6
Phryganeidae 4
Psychomyiidae 2
Sericostomatidae 3
Uenoidae 3 4 12 1.4
Sub-total 4 1
Diptera
Athericidae 4
Ceratopgonidae 6
Tipulidae 4
Empididae 6
Undetermined Diptera 6
Blephariceridae 0
Simuliidae 5 64 320 22.5
Tabanidae 5
Stratiomyidae 7
Sub-total 64 22
Isopoda
Asellidae 8
Sub-total 0 0
Coleoptera
Elmidae 5 7 35 2.5
Psephenidae 4
Dryopidae 5
Gyrinidae 4
Haliplidae 5
Undetermined Coleoptera 5
Dytiscidae 5
Sub-total 7 2
Odonata
Coenagrionidae 8
Aeshnidae 5
Calopterygidae 6
Cordulegastridae 3
Corduliidae 2
Gomphidae 4
Lestidae 9
Libellulidae 2
Macromiidae 2
Sub-total 0 0
Amphipoda
Crangonyctidae 6 1 6 0.4
Gammaridae 6
Talitridae 8
Sub-total 1 0
Decapoda
Cambaridae or Astacidae 6
Sub-total 0 0
Other
Turbellaria 6
Nemertea 8
Hirudinea 7
Gastropoda 7 3 21 1.1
Pelecypoda 6
Hydrachnidae 6
Nematoda 5
Sub-total 3 1
Oligochaeta
Oligochaeta 9 4 36 1.4
Sub-total 4 1
Chironomidae
Chironomidae 6 93 558 32.6
Sub-total 93 33
Totals 285 100 0.0

100 Count is obtained by backing actual count down to 100 using statistics so that metrics calculations are consistent with NYSDEC model, which is based on counting 100 organisms in a sample

R1 R2 Avg
Organism Density = Total Number of Organisms in Sample
EPT Richness 5.0 5.0
Total Family Richness 10.0 10.0
Biotic Index 4.59 4.59
Dominant Family Chironomidae
Percent Contribution of Dominant Family 34 34
Percent Model Affinity 44 44
Percent Similarity Between Replicates 0 0
Biological Assessment Profile 5.7 5.7
Replicate 1 Replicate 2
Families in Major Groups T D T x D %C D T x D %C L
Ephemeroptera
Baetidae 6
Baetiscidae 4
Ephemerellidae 2
Heptageniidae 3
Isonychiidae 2
Ephemeridae 4
Leptophlebliidae 4
Metretopodidae 2
Polymitarcyidae 2
Potomanthidae 4
Siphlonuridae* 4
Ameletidae 0 1 0 1.0
Caenidae 6
Leptohyphidae (Tricorythldae) 4
Sub-total 1 0
Plecoptera
Perlidae 3 1 3 1.0
Capniidae 3 33 99 33.0
Chloroperlidae 0
Leuctridae 0
Nemouridae 2 2 4 2.0
Peltoperlidae 0
Perlodidae 2
Pteronarcyidae 0
Taeniopterygidae 2
Undetermined Plecoptera 2
Sub-total 36 0
Megaloptera
Corydalidae 4
Sialidae 4
Sub-total 0 0
Lepidoptera
Pyralidae 5
Sub-total 0 0
Trichoptera
Hydropsychidae 5
Hydroptilidae 6
Odontoceridae 0
Philopotamidae 3
Polycentropodidae 6
Rhyacophilidae 1
Brachycentridae 2
Glossosomatidae 1
Helicopsychidae 3
Lepidostomatidae 1
Leptoceridae 4
Limnephilidae 4
Molannidae 6
Phryganeidae 4
Psychomyiidae 2
Sericostomatidae 3
Uenoidae 3 3 9 3.0
Undetermined Trichoptera 3
Sub-total 3 0
Diptera
Athericidae 4
Ceratopgonidae 6
Tipulidae 4
Empididae 6
Blephariceridae 0
Simuliidae 5 20 100 20.0
Tabanidae 5
Stratiomyidae 7
Undetermined Diptera 6
Sub-total 20 0
Isopoda
Asellidae 8
Sub-total 0 0
Coleoptera
Elmidae 5 3 15 3.0
Psephenidae 4
Dryopidae 5
Gyrinidae 4
Haliplidae 5
Undetermined Coleoptera 5
Dytiscidae 5
Sub-total 3 0
Odonata
Coenagrionidae 8
Aeshnidae 5
Calopterygidae 6
Cordulegastridae 3
Corduliidae 2
Gomphidae 4
Lestidae 9
Libellulidae 2
Macromiidae 2
Sub-total 0 0
Amphipoda
Crangonyctidae 6
Gammaridae 6
Talitridae 8
Sub-total 0 0
Decapoda
Cambaridae or Astacidae 6
Sub-total 0 0
Other
Turbellaria 6
Nemertea 8
Hirudinea 7
Gastropoda 7 1 7 1.0
Pelecypoda 6
Nematoda 5
Hydrachnidae 6
Sub-total 1 0
Oligochaeta
Oligochaeta 9 2 18 2.0
Sub-total 2 0
Chironomidae
Chironomidae 6 34 204 34.0
Sub-total 34 0
Totals 100 100 0 0
Physical Survey
Physical Characteristics of Stream
Stream Size
Gradient
Water Level
Upstream Dam within 1 km?
Recent Precipitation
Precipitation day of sampling
Precipitation previous two days
Water Appearance/Odor
Turbidity substantially greater than natural conditions?
Oily film, grease globules, or unusual odor or color present?
Algae or Weed Growth: Substantially greater than natural conditions?
Surrounding Land Use
Forest Cover
Agriculture
Human Habitation
Commercial/Industrial
Temperature
Air temperature, in degrees Centigrade 13
Water temperature, in degrees Centigrade 8
Habitat Assessment Factors
Assessment FactorExcellentGoodFairPoor
Riffle SizeWell-developed riffle, as wide as stream & as long as 2x stream widthRiffle as wide as stream but riffle length less than 2x stream widthRiffle not as wide as stream and length less than 2x stream widthRiffles or run virtually non-existent
Substrate size (at BMI collection site)Cobble predominates; boulders, gravel commonCobble less abundant; boulders and gravel commonGravel, boulders or bedrock prevalent; some cobbleLarge boulders and bedrock or sand & silt prevalent; cobble lacking
Shelter for fishSnags, submerged logs, undercut banks, or other stable habitat are found in over 50% of the siteSnags, submerged logs, undercut banks, or other stable habitat are found in 30-50% of the siteSnags, submerged logs, undercut banks, or other stable habitat are found in 10-30% of the siteSnags, submerged logs, undercut banks, or other stable habitat are found in less than 10% of the site
Embeddedness (at BMI collection site)Rocks in stream <25% embedded; very little sand, silt, or mudRocks 25-50% embedded; can easily turn over rocksRocks 50-75% embedded and firmly stuck in sedimentsRocks >75% embedded; bottom mostly sand, silt, or mud
Flow pattern (deep is > 2 ft)All 4 patterns present: slow/deep, fast/shallow, fast/deep, slow/shallowOnly 3 of 4 flow patterns presentOnly 2 of 4 flow patterns presentDominated by 1 flow pattern
Channel AlterationStream straightening, dredging, artificial embankments, dams or bridge abutments absent or minimal; stream with meandering patternSome stream straightening, dredging, artificial embankments or dams present, usually near bridge abutments; no recent channel alterationArtificial embankments present to some extent on both banks; and 40-80% of stream site straightened, dredged, or otherwise alteredBanks shored with gabion or cement; over 80% of the stream site straightened and disrupted
Stream bank cover and stability*Banks stable; no evidence of erosion; bank covered by vegetation or rockModerately stable; small areas of erosion; most of bank covered by vegetation or rockLargely unstable; almost half of bank has areas of erosion or is not covered by vegetation or rockUnstable, eroded; less than half of bank covered by egetation or rock, or rock slumping into creek
Disruption of riparian bank coverage* (land bordering stream bank)Mature trees and vegetation; most growing naturally; no disturbance by forestry, grazing, or mowingTrees, woody plants, soft green plants dominate; some disruption but not affecting full plant growth potentialObvious disruption; patches of bare soil, cultivated fields or closely cropped vegetation are the normNot much natural vegetation left or it has been removed to 3” in height
Width of riparian vegetation zone*More than 35 meters wide; human activities have not impacted zoneZone 12-35 yards wide; marginal impact from human activitiesZone 6-12 yards wide; impact from human activities evidentZone less than 6 yards wide; lots of nearby human activities
LitterNo litter (metal or plastic)Very little litter; accidentally droppedLitter fairly common; purposely droppedLots of litter present; obviously dumped

* Where the two banks were very different, the worst side was assessed.

Stream Bottom Survey
Silt/clay/mud
Sand
Gravel
Cobbles 75
Boulders 25
Bedrock
Predominant Cobble Embededness