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1 Contra Costa County BMI Monitoring - Comparison of Results of 2007 Reach-wide Benthos (RWB) vs Targeted Riffle Composite (TRC) Method for Collection of Benthic Macroinvertebrates Prepared by: Armand Ruby Armand Ruby Consulting in association with Brown and Caldwell

2 Thanks to: Jamison Crosby, Contra Costa Clean Water Program Michelle Luebke,, Contra Costa Volunteer Creek Monitoring Program CCCWP Watershed Assessment and Monitoring Subcommittee (WAM) Contra Costa Watershed Forum Chris Sommers,, EOA

3 2007 BMI Monitoring Switch to RWB sample collection per new SWAMP guidance (Feb., 2007) All sampling performed by volunteers, led/overseen by Volunteer Coordinator

4 2007 BMI Monitoring 14 watersheds, 61 sites

5 Besides BMI Sampling Physical habitat assessment Water chemistry (field parameters) QA/QC (QAPP; SWAMP comparable) - incl. independent taxonomic analysis

6 Preliminary B-IBI B Scoring Scheme Table 7. Scoring ranges for the five metrics included in the preliminary Contra Costa County Benthic-IBI and scoring categories that define biotic condition. IBI Score Cumulative EPT Taxa % Non-Insecta Taxa Diptera Taxa Predator Taxa % Collectors 10 > > 5 > >66 < B-IBI Scoring Categories Very Good Good Fair Marginal Poor

7 Waterbody Name Site Collection Date EPT Taxa Metric Score Number Diptera Taxa Metric Score Number Predator Taxa Metric Score % Collectorers Metric Score % Non- Insecta Taxa Metric Score Total IBI Alhambra Creek ALH020 5/3/ Alhambra Creek ALH050 5/3/ Franklin Creek ALH080 6/4/ Alhambra Creek ALH140 5/15/ Arroyo del Hambre ALH150 5/11/ Arroyo del Hambre ALH170 5/15/

8 2007 Taxonomic Summary GROUPS OF BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES IDENTIFIED % OF ALL ORGANISMS Aquatic Insects/Spiders/Crustaceans (Arthropoda) 72.9% Aquatic Insects: True Flies (Diptera) 41.6% Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) 5.8% Stoneflies (Plecoptera) 0.2% Caddisflies (Trichoptera) 5.7% Beetles (Coleoptera) 1.3% Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) 1.0% Acari 1.4% Amphipoda 5.8% Ostracoda 10.0% Alderflies and Dobsonflies (Megaloptera) 0.1% Segmented Worms (Annelida) 16.9% Oligochaetes 16.7% Snails and Clams (Mollusca) 9.8% Flat Worms (Platyhelminthes) 0.4% Other (Cnidaria and Nemertea) 0.1%

9 Distribution of Functional Feeding Groups Scrapers 8% Shredders 4% Other 1% Predators 8% Collector-Filterers 9% Collector- Gatherers 70%

10 Percentage of 2007 Sampling Stations in B-IBI B Categories 100% 10% 90% Percentage of Sampling Stations 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 16% 44% 26% Very Good Good Fair Marginal 10% Poor 0% 3%

11 Average 2007 IBI Score by Watershed Average 2007 IBI Score by Watershed Alhambra Baxter Cerrito East Antioch Kirker Marsh Mount Diablo Pinole Rheem San Pablo Las Trampas San Ramon West Antioch Wildcat Average IBI Score Watershed

12 Effect of Urbanization/Reach IBI Scores in Lower-Middle-Upper Reaches IBI Score Min Mean Max 10 0 Lower Middle Upper Relative Reach Range

13 Marsh Creek 50 VERY GOOD 45 Preliminary Contra Costa Benthic IBI Score GOOD FAIR MARGINAL POOR 0 MSH010 MSH020 MSH030 MSH050 MSH060 MSH070 MSH090 MSH110 MSH120 MSH130 MSH140 MSH150 MSH160 MSH170 MSH Downstream Upstream

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15 Mt Diablo Creek Preliminary Contra Costa Benthic IBI Score VERY GOOD GOOD FAIR MARGINAL POOR 0 MTD010 MTD020 MTD050 MTD060 MTD100 MTD Downstream Upstream

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17 East Antioch Creek VERY GOOD Preliminary Contra Costa Benthic IBI Score GOOD FAIR MARGINAL POOR 0 EAN020 EAN030 EAN050 EAN052 EAN065 EAN Downstream Upstream

18 Rheem Creek Preliminary Contra Costa Benthic IBI Score VERY GOOD GOOD FAIR MARGINAL POOR 0 RHM005 RHM010 RHM020 RHM Downstream Upstream

19 Common Sites: 2006 vs IBIs Waterbody Name Site Code Total IBI 2006 Total IBI 2007 Alhambra Creek ALH Alhambra Creek ALH Franklin Creek ALH Arroyo del Hambre ALH Arroyo del Hambre ALH Alhambra Creek ALH Baxter Creek BAX Baxter Creek BAX Cerrito Creek CER E Antioch Creek EAN E Antioch Creek EAN E Antioch Creek EAN E Antioch Creek EAN Kirker Creek KIR Kirker Creek KIR Kirker Creek KIR Kirker Creek KIR Lower Marsh Creek MSH Upper Marsh Creek MSH Upper Marsh Creek MSH Upper Marsh Creek MSH Mt. Diablo Creek MTD Mt. Diablo Creek MTD Mt. Diablo Creek MTD Pinole Creek PNL Pinole Creek PNL Pinole Creek PNL Periera Creek PNL Pinole Creek PNL Rheem Creek RHM Rheem Creek RHM Rheem Creek RHM Rheem Creek RHM San Pablo Creek SPA San Pablo Creek SPA Wilkie Creek SPA San Pablo Creek SPA Castro Creek SPA San Pablo Creek SPA San Pablo Creek SPA W Antioch Creek WAN W Antioch Creek WAN Wildcat Creek WIL Wildcat Creek WIL Wildcat Creek WIL Wildcat Creek WIL Wildcat Creek WIL

20 Comparison of Average Statistics Metric P IBI EPT Taxa Diptera Taxa Predator Taxa % Collectors % Non-Insecta Taxa

21 Comparison of Incident Rainfall, vs Month July 0 0 Aug 0 0 Sept 0 0 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb mar Apr may June 0 0 Year: Spring:

22 Questions/Comments Armand Ruby Capitola, CA Contra Costa County:

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