AUGUSTA CREEK:A WARM TRANSITIONAL STREAM
MIGHIGAN STREAM CLASSIFICATION• Cold small river     • Warm large river• Cold stream          • Warm small river• Cold tra...
AUGUSTA CREEK: KALAMAZOO COUNTY             Warm Transitional Stream (Cool-water)Defined by the MDNR, Fisheries DivisionTy...
AUGUSTA CREEK: THERMAL CLASSIFICATION
1.02                               1.04                               1.07                               1.09             ...
AUGUSTA CREEK: FISH COMMUNITY                                                    Mottled sculpin                   Species...
AUGUSTA CREEK: FISH COMMUNITY ATTRIBUTES                            78                                                    ...
AUGUSTA CREEK: BROWN TROUT                    Brown trout (#/ac) 25                                                500    ...
Number Stocked              0                  1000                         2000                                      3000...
AUGUSTA CREEK: BROWN TROUT STRAIN
AUGUSTA CREEK: BROWN TROUT        STRAIN SIZE
AUGUSTA CREEK: HEADWATER LAKES• Fair Lake   – Species Richness 16 fish (SWM 18 fish)   – Species of Greatest Conservation ...
QUESTIONS ?      Kregg SmithSenior Fisheries Biologistsmithk34@michigan.gov
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Augusta Creek - A Warm Transitional Stream, by Kregg Smith, Senior Fisheries Biologist

  1. 1. AUGUSTA CREEK:A WARM TRANSITIONAL STREAM
  2. 2. MIGHIGAN STREAM CLASSIFICATION• Cold small river • Warm large river• Cold stream • Warm small river• Cold transitional • Warm stream large river • Warm transitional• Cold transitional large river small river • Warm transitional• Cold transitional small river stream • Warm transitional stream
  3. 3. AUGUSTA CREEK: KALAMAZOO COUNTY Warm Transitional Stream (Cool-water)Defined by the MDNR, Fisheries DivisionTypically having drainage areas < 60 mi2Cool July mean water temperatures between 67.1ºF and 69.8ºF.Occur in landscapes of fine and medium textured geologies andgentle topographic relief, where groundwater deliveries to streamchannels are moderate to lowLOCATION TRS CA (mi2) LFY (cfs/mi2) July Mean (F) July range (F)43rd Ave 01S09W10 27.8 0.3540 67.1 14.2C Ave 01S09W15 29.0 0.9393 67.6 14.3M89 01S09W21 32.4 0.4331 68.4 11.9EF Ave 01S09W27 36.7 0.3594 69.5 12.7
  4. 4. AUGUSTA CREEK: THERMAL CLASSIFICATION
  5. 5. 1.02 1.04 1.07 1.09 1.12 1.15 1.18 1.21 1.24 1.27 1.31 1.34 1.38 1.42 1.47 1.52 1.57 1.62 1.68 1.74 1.81 1.88 1.96 2.04 2.14 2.24 2.35 1965-2011Recurrence Interval (Years) 2.47 2.61 2.76 2.94 3.13 3.36 3.62 3.92 4.27 4.70 5.22 5.88 AUGUSTA CREEK: FLOW REGIME 6.71 7.83 9.40 11.75 15.67 23.50 47.00 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 Peak Annual Streamflow (CFS)
  6. 6. AUGUSTA CREEK: FISH COMMUNITY Mottled sculpin Species Richness Creek chub25 30 Johnny darter Brown trout20 25 Central mudminnow White sucker 2015 N. Hogsucker Blacknose dace 1510 Hornyhead chub 10 Bluntnose minnow Grass pickerel 5 55 60 65 70 75 80 5 Rainbow darter July mean temperature (F) Green sunfish C. Stoneroller Brook lamprey Common shiner
  7. 7. AUGUSTA CREEK: FISH COMMUNITY ATTRIBUTES 78 Quillback Channel catfish Smallmouth bass Freshwater drumJuly mean Temperature (F) 74 Shorthead redhorse Walleye Rock bass T adpole madtom Log perch Pirate perch Common shiner Grass pickerel Burbot 70 Stoneroller White sucker Johnny darter Longnose dace Creek chub Northern redbelly da 66 Mottled sculpin Brook stickleback Rainbow trout Chinook salmon Brown trout 62 Coho salmon Brook trout Slimy sculpin 58 40 500 10 20 30 4 0 20 30 40 10 50 10 20 30 0 00 00 0 0 0 0 Catchment area (sq. miles)
  8. 8. AUGUSTA CREEK: BROWN TROUT Brown trout (#/ac) 25 500 450 20 400 350 300 15 250 200 10 150 100 50 5 55 60 65 70 75 80 0 July mean temperature (F)
  9. 9. Number Stocked 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 43 Street 1995Year 1996 C Ave 1997 1998 M89 1999 2000 MSU-KF 2001 2002 EF Ave 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 AUGUSTA CREEK: BROWN TROUT STOCKING 2010 2011
  10. 10. AUGUSTA CREEK: BROWN TROUT STRAIN
  11. 11. AUGUSTA CREEK: BROWN TROUT STRAIN SIZE
  12. 12. AUGUSTA CREEK: HEADWATER LAKES• Fair Lake – Species Richness 16 fish (SWM 18 fish) – Species of Greatest Conservation Need: Lake Chubsucker – Sunfish Dominate including Black Crappie, Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Warmouth – Yellow Perch• Gilkey Lake Chain – Species Richness 18 fish – Species of Greatest Conservation Need: Lake Chubsucker, Tadpole Madtom – Sunfish Dominate, but good representation by Insectivores and Benthivores
  13. 13. QUESTIONS ? Kregg SmithSenior Fisheries Biologistsmithk34@michigan.gov

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