Monday, September 17, 2012
Due to the severe drought, and no flowing water in our stream, we did not sample in either May or July. I have never seen the stream stagnant, even in previous droughts. Finally, with a few rains in September, we had just enough of a trickle of flowing water to sample. Shallow as it was, we were very careful to ensure that we sampled flowing water without disturbing the detritus on the stream bed. Having had no flowing water since March, the majority of the stream bed was covered in vegetation.