Creek waterway exercise

Creek waterway exercise - Eric Russo 2/24/10 Sustainable...

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Eric Russo 2/24/10 Sustainable Cities Creek Mapping Exercise The river I went to was Fort River in Amherst Massachusetts. The parts of Fort River that I saw were at the location of Groff Park and where route 116 crosses over. On one side of the river it is all opened fields, a play ground area, benches, and an overall really healthy environment for the water way. On the other side was a very steep hill with some vegetation and a few streams flowing down the hill into the river from the woods. The riparian areas on both sides were, from what I could see, not much. On the side with the steep hill there were some scattered trees, many which had fallen into the river, and it was hard to see if there was any other vegetation because it was snowing. From the look of it though, it didn’t seem like there was really anything else. On the side with the opened land there was no riparian area at all. It looked liked the river could have been widened because instead of there being vegetation there was a rocked terrace, and nothing in-between. There were a few trees on top of the terrace, but not enough to make any impact on the river. The water didn’t look very clean, in fact I couldn’t see
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENVIRDES 591b taught by Professor Markhamin during the Fall '10 term at UMass (Amherst).

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