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Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions and Near-Stream Groundwater Quality along Burnt Bridge Creek, Clark County

Publication number Date Published
12-03-003January 2012
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Author(s) Sinclair, K.A. and J.D. Kardouni
Description Burnt Bridge Creek, a small urban stream near Vancouver, was listed on Washington State’s 2008 303(d) summary of impaired waters for temperature, dissolved oxygen, and fecal coliform violations of Washington’s surface water quality standards. To support development of a comprehensive water cleanup plan for the creek, the Department of Ecology conducted targeted field studies, in 2008, to assess current stream temperatures, water quality, and other environmental factors affecting the creek. This study and resulting report were part of that effort. This report describes the study area hydrogeologic setting, characterizes local surface water / groundwater interactions, and evaluates near-stream groundwater quality along gaining reaches of the creek.
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Keywords stream, baseflow, Clark County, creek, surface water, wells, 303(d), urban, river, Total Maximum Daily Load, groundwater
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 28 Salmon-Washougal
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #STEB0002


Plate 1. Study well locations, in-stream piezometer thermographs, and near-stream groundwater levels.

Plate 2. Radar plots for water quality samples collected from area wells, instream piezometers, and streams during the July and September 2008 synoptic surveys of Burnt Bridge Creek.