Dataset Overview

Vermont DEC collects macroinvertebrate community samples during an annual index period that runs from September 1st through mid-October. Samples are collected from riffle habitats, and sorted and identified in the laboratory. DEC biologists use population data, as well as a number of community variables (called metrics) to assess stream health.

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Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date



234 records with 26 fields

Data Availability

Available for download

Data License

CC BY-NC-SA - Attribution, Non-commercial, Share alike license logo

Preferred Citation

Steve Fiske. 2017. Sentinel Stream Metrics 1982-current. VT Department of Environmental Conservation. FEMC. Can be found at:

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Maintenance Plan

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