Deer Creek Stream
Corridor Assessment Survey
The Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and Harford County Department of Planning
and Zoning formed a partnership to develop a Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS)
for the Deer Creek watershed. The following Stream Corridor Assessment (SCA) survey is part
of the WRAS development process.
The SCA survey provides descriptive and positional data for potential environmental problems
along a watershed’s non-tidal stream network. Developed by DNR’s Watershed Services, the
survey is a watershed management tool to identify environmental problems and help prioritize
restoration opportunities on a watershed basis. As part of the survey, specially trained personnel
walk a watershed’s streams and record data and the location for several environmental problems
that can be easily observed within the stream corridor. Each potential problem site is ranked on a
scale of one to five for its severity, correctability, and access for restoration work.
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