Klawock Watershed Road Condition Survey
A modified Road Condition Survey (RCS) was conducted by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Division of Habitat and Restoration (H&R), to assist the Klawock Watershed Council and primary landowners in developing a restoration and management plan for the Klawock Watershed. The Klawock Watershed is a 29,000-acre coastal watershed, which surrounds 2800-acre Klawock Lake and is managed by three Native corporations and the USDA Forest Service (USFS). The RCS was conducted May-July of 2002, and documented the condition of roads and stream crossing structures within the watershed. Over 1,000 features were identified and mapped into a Geographic Information System (GIS), along with a full complement of relevant attributes. H&R staff documented over 400 stream crossings associated with permanent and nonpermanent roads within the watershed. All stream crossing structures were qualitatively evaluated based on conditional features; a subset of all culvert pipes was more thoroughly evaluated based on a Red-Grey-Green screening, which identified fish passage concerns. Twenty-nine culvert pipes were identified as RED, where present condition is not adequate for fish passage. In addition, over 250 erosional features were documented, with the majority of them associated with the temporary roads in the watershed.
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