Puget Sound Stream Benthos

KC SSWM Benthic Macroinvertebrate Biological Monitoring Program, Kitsap County

Current Status: Inactive
Program was active from 1998-2003

Kitsap County Public Works Stormwater Division (formerly SSWM) initiated 5 years of biological monitoring in 1998 to provide information on the health of Chico Creek, Big Beef Creek and Big Anderson Creek (at Holly). Current sampling is now being conducted by KCPW Stormwater under the Watershed Health Monitoring Project.

The following web page links to graphs and maps of previous benthic sampling.

Map of Stream Sites and Watersheds - http://www.kitsapgov.com/sswm/pdf/map_watersheds.pdf

Bottom dwelling stream “bugs” or benthic macroinvertebrates are collected once a year from the same section of stream to show stream health trends and to provide baseline data for some of Kitsap County’s streams. The score of each stream sampled can be found below in four graphs by County area. Use the “Map of Stream Sites and Watersheds” for help locating a stream sample site and watershed.

North Kitsap Streams Results - http://www.kitsapgov.com/sswm/pdf/graph_north_kitsap_creeks.pdf
Dyes and Sinclair Inlet Streams Results - http://www.kitsapgov.com/sswm/pdf/graph_dyes_sinclair_creeks.pdf
East Kitsap - Central and South Streams Results - http://www.kitsapgov.com/sswm/pdf/graph_east_kitsap_creeks.pdf
Hood Canal Streams Results - http://www.kitsapgov.com/sswm/pdf/graph_hood_canal_creeks.pdf

Contact: Renee Scherdnik, (360) 337-5777, RScherdn@co.kitsap.wa.us
Kitsap County Public Works - Stormwater Division