The site was in the forest with a riparian area that extended well over ten meters. There was low to moderate soil erosion on the banks, especially the bank with an incline (Left when facing upstream). Riffles were common in the water, however for the most part it had a steady slow flow that minimally affects the banks around it. More than 50% of the banks were covered by natural vegetation. Also the depth of the site was the same, a constant of around a few inches, never really exceeding ankle height.
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Overall the physical characteristics of the site appeared to be relatively healthy.