Help keep an eye on our streams!
We need your help to answer key questions that will help us figure out where to protect streams and where to take conservation action.
When do streams go dry? The timing has big impacts on local fish.
Where is the trash? Alert us so that we can collect trash before it heads downstream.
Click on the 'How to use the tool' tab above for instructions.
- You will use this website to upload your observation - review the Observation Guides and form.
- If you don't have internet service at a site, take a photo and note your observations at the site and submit at another location.
- Click on the yellow markers in the map below to see where observations are needed.
- Allow location sharing on the mobile device you will use for observations.
- Visit a site. Each site's pop-up tab contains driving and parking directions.
- Following direction in the pop-up tab, take a photo of the stream and upload it.
- Review the Observation Guides, then fill out the form.
- Submit your observation. If you don't have internet service at the site, take a photo and note your observations and submit at another location.
- Watch the tutorial on the Napa RCD Website
Add Your Observation! Upload your own photo and stream observation.
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Trash is spread throughout the majority of the area, with a few areas remaining clean. There are 10 or more pieces of trash within the vicinity.
The presence and timing of stream flow is an indicator as to the health of a stream. It is important to monitor stream flow conditions over the course of the year to determine when a stream goes dry, since the timing can be critical to local animal, plant and fish species.
Isolated Pools - Example 2
Water in stream, but it is not connected, and does not appear to be flowing. Pools of water separated by rocks or other materials.
Flowing - Example 1
Water is continuous, but may not be moving. If a leaf were on the surface of the water, it would not move downstream.