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Collected in the Benson Branch-Middle Patuxent River watershed on Thursday, December 11, 2014 06:43 PM

Observations

Bank cover

Mostly bare ground

Blockages

Manmade debris

Exposed utilities

None

Invasive plants

Yes - carpet of low plants

Left bank shape

Concave

Right bank shape

Sloped

Nearby land use

Other

Sedimentation

Rocks mostly covered in mud

Streamside plants

Mostly shrubs

Trash

Heavy trash

Unusual conditions

Algae

Notes

Stream was surveyed for Md DNR Stresmwaders 2014; trash in and around stream reported to hoco whom cleaned it up; stream adjacent to state park and ride with evidence of car maintenance - again hoco checked it out and I also reported it to the state with hoco help. Adjacent cow pasture but determined that cows were properly segmented by HCSD. Did not find many macro invertebrates and will await official findings from lab. This stream needs help.

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