Friday, October 1, 2010

BMP Trivia Question

Streams are classified into 3 categories; perennial, intermittent, and ephemeral. Knowing the difference between these three categories can mean the difference in leaving an SMZ or not. Which of the following characteristics are fairly unique to intermittent streams?

A. Soils with gray colors down to a depth of 24 inches with a loamy to clay texture.
B. A channel that is almost always sinuous.
C. Evidence of leaf litter and/or small debris jams in the flow area.
D. Water pools absent during dry conditions but present during wet conditions. E. Considered “waters of the United States."

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