Projects > Malta Aquatic Ecosystem Survey


Confluence collected, processed, analyzed, and reported a consortium of data to develop a baseline report on the existing conditions of select aquatic ecosystems within the BLM management area of the Northwestern Glaciated Plains and Northwestern Great Plains of Northeast Montana. Field data collected included evaluation of in-stream habitat, water quality measurements, aquatic invertebrate communities, stream cross-section surveys, flow measurements, and detailed GIS profiles for each reach. Flow measurements were obtained by recording stream velocity and water depth at select stations along a measured stream cross-section. This information was entered into an Excel worksheet developed to calculate stream flow during the time of the site visit and this information correlated with USGS hydrographs of select stream systems.