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Post Monitoring (2003) of the Foote Brook Natural Channel Design Restoration Project--Johnson, Vermont

Metadata Updated: August 15, 2019

The Foote Brook, located in Johnson, Vermont, is known to biologists and anglers as a high quality stream with significant natural reproduction of rainbow, brown, and brook trout. In 2000, Foote Brook was identified as a high priority site for restoration after conducting an extensive countywide stream stability study. This project's reach is located in a transition area between a higher gradient channel upstream and a lower gradient pool-riffle system downstream. The study identified the upstream reach of Foote Brook as actively degrading, entrenched, with over-steepened streambanks. Downstream of Route 15, a channel avulsion threatened to form causing a significant reduction in stream length, increased stream slope, bank and bed erosion, and degraded fish habitat. The instability of the stream threatened Route 15 and its bridge, residential and commercial property, and a utility line. Foote Brook drains 8.49 square miles in the towns of Johnson and Belvedere, Vermont. The waterway rises at an elevation of 2650 feet above sea level and drops 485 feet to its confluence with the Lamoille River. Foote Brook has the highest population of trout for streams in Lamoille County. The channel is primarily a step-pool and plane-bed type system. Nearly the entire watershed is forested above the Route 15 crossing. Because of the well known problems of the river, Foote Brook was identified as a restoration implementation site to be funded as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Project Impact Initiative. These data are part of a post-restoration monitoring phase in order to assess the success of the fairly new bioengineering techniques used in this project. In order to assess changes to the project area over a period of time, permanent photographic stations were established along the river. These photo stations are documented by Michael S. Adams of the Army Corps of Engineers on the site plans. Pre-restoration photos were taken by Mr. Adams prior to construction in 2001. These photos, titled 'Army Corps of Engineers Pre-Restoration Photo Inventory (2001) of the Foote Brooke in Johnson, VT' can be found zipped with this dataset. The first year of post-monitoring photos were taken on September 19 and 20, 2002 and the second year of post-monitoring photos were taken in September 29, 2003. These restoration photos are included in the 'Photo inventory of the Post-Monitoring (2002-2003) of the Foote Brook Natural Channel Design Restoration Project in Johnson, Vermont' zipped with this dataset (see Metadata Section 6 - Distribution for download information). Data results for the initial restoration project and the 2002 post monitoring are published in the spatial dataset titled 'Post Monitoring (2002) of the Foote Brook Natural Channel Design Restoration Project in Johnson, Vermont' (see Cross Reference for this metadata citation and information about data download). Prior to the implementation of this project, funding was secured to conduct aquatic insect pre and post restoration biomonitoring in order to monitor the health of the stream. These results are documented in Phase I and Phase 2 of the Foote Brook Macroinvertebrate Biomonitoring project (see Cross Reference for the metadata citation and information about data download). NOTE that this metadata was generated using the NBII Biological Profile and includes information about methods in Section 2 that will be lost if imported into a metadata software that doesn't recognize the biological fields (i.e. ArcCatalog).

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Metadata Date April 17, 2004
Metadata Created Date August 15, 2019
Metadata Updated Date August 15, 2019
Reference Date(s) April 1, 2004 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from Pennsylvania Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

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Metadata Date April 17, 2004
Metadata Created Date August 15, 2019
Metadata Updated Date August 15, 2019
Reference Date(s) April 1, 2004 (publication)
Responsible Party Lamoille County Natural Resources Conservation District (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: This data constitutes the best available surface water data of its kind to date, available at the sub basin level. However, this does not ensure absolute accuracy of all features and the user must be alert to potential errors at all times when using data for cartographic display or analytical purposes. The creators of the data make no representations that the inventory of river restoration sites includes all sites, known or unknown. NOTE that this metadata was generated using the NBII Biological Profile and includes information about methods in Section 2 that will be lost if imported into a metadata software that doesn't recognize the biological fields (i.e. ArcCatalog)., Access Constraints: Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI), Lamoille County Natural Resources Conservation District (LCNRCD), the Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC), and the State of Vermont make no representations of any kind, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the data.
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