Fish Creek Watershed Observatory

Monitoring Arctic Aquatic Habitat in the Context of Land-use and Climate Change Impacts

Data Access and Status

Stream Data

Discharge, depth, and temperature data for 2019 is expected to be available by Octopber 2020 pending station data retrieval and quality assurance/quality control procedures. Additional water quality time-series data will be made available as time and interest permits (Meta Data). New stream gauging stations and rating curves are being developed for the Willow area, and we expect datasets to become available starting in 2021.

Stream Name Stream Time-Series Data Water Quality
Blackfish 2009-2018 2010 USGS Synoptic
Crea 2009-2018 2010 USGS Synoptic
Oil 2009-2018 2010 USGS Synoptic
Bill's 2009-2015 2010 USGS Synoptic
Redworm 2012-2017 not available
Hannahbear 2012-2016 not available
Alaska coming soon  
Snowman coming soon  
Brooks coming soon  
Judy-Kayaak coming soon  

Lake Data

Lake level, water temperature, and water quality time-series data up until August 2019 is expected to be available by December 2019 pending sensor download and QA / QC procedures (Meta Data.)

Lake Name Lake Time-Series Data Continuous Water Quality Data
Lower Blackfish 2011-2013 N/A
Upper Blackfish 2011-2019 N/A
Crea (L9819) 2011-2019 pending
Upper Crea (L9820) 2011-2019 N/A
Redworm 2011-2017 pending
Bill's 2011-2013 N/A
Frank’s Pond (Ini-001) 2011-2017 N/A
Ini-002 2011-2017 N/A
Ini-003 2011-2014 N/A
Ini-004 2011-2014 N/A
Ini-005 2011-2014 N/A
Middle Snowman 2018-2019  
Lower Snowman 2018-2019  
Little Italy coming soon  

Climate, Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Data

Station Name Weather and Permafrost Time-Series Data Snow Survey Data
Crea Creek 2011-2019 Pending
Inigok 2012-2014 Pending
Willow 2018-2019  

Most time-series datasets are available at hourly resolution upon request.

Data citation

Whitman, M. S., C. D. Arp, B. Jones, W. Morris, G. Grosse, F. Urban, and R. Kemnitz. 2011. Developing a long-term aquatic monitoring network in a complex watershed of the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain. Pages 15-20 in C. N. Medley, G. Patterson, and M. J. Parker, editors. Proceedings of the Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in Watersheds: Observing, Studying, and Managing for Change. USGS, Reston.

We appreciate your interest in the Fish Creek Watershed data set. Please take a moment to contact us and let us know if this data was helpful to you and how it applies to your research.
Sand-bedded channel of Judy Creek

Sand-bedded channel of Judy Creek