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Project: DOI-BLM-OR-P060-2013-0033-CX Monitoring transducer installation on Crescent Creek

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Prineville
Resource Area: Prineville DO
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P060-2013-0033-CX   Categorical Exclusion
Document Publish Date: 8/08/2013
Summary: Install a transducer with data logger to monitor water level in lower Crescent Creek. The location would be in a slough with emergent vegetation and some open water (see figure 1). This would require auguring a hole in the bottom of the slough approximately 2' deep using a 4" augur (see figure 2) then a 4' diameter, 6' long gray PVC pipe enclosing the data logger attached to a small transducer (see figure 3). The transducer would extend through a hole in the PVC and would dangle in the water near the stream bottom. The monitoring equipment and tools to install it would be carried in by hand. There would be no need to drive off road to the site or use motorized equipment at the site. The device would record water level fluctuations until fall 2015 at which time the PVC pipe, transducer and data. logger would be removed. This action would provide valuable data to be used in the development of a conservation strategy for the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa), a species proposed under the endangered species act as threatened.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Wildlife