The Honna River runs roughly north to south through gently rolling terrain on Graham Island, Haida Gwaii, BC. The Honna Community Watershed is ~52 square kilometers and is the drinking water supply for the Village of Queen Charlotte. Resource roads affect water quality in the Honna River, primarily through inputs of road sediments, which can be hazardous to aquatic habitats and create complications for downstream water treatment. Please see below for a list of publications related to this project.
(link) van Meerveld, H J; Baird, E.J; Floyd, W.C. 2014. Controls on sediment production from an unpaved resource road in a Pacific maritime watershed. Water Resources Research, 50(6):4803-4820.DOI:10.1002/2013WR014605
(link) Reid, D. A., Hassan, M. A., and Floyd, W.C. (2016) Reach-scale contributions of road-surface sediment to the Honna River, Haida Gwaii, BC. Hydrol. Process., 30: 3450–3465. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10874
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Baird. E.J., Floyd, W.C., van Meerveld, I.J., Anderson, A.E. 2012. Road Surface Erosion, Part 1: Summary of Effects, Processes, and Assessment Procedures. Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 15(1) 1:9.
Baird. E.J., Floyd, W.C., van Meerveld, I.J. 2012. Road Surface Erosion, Part 2: Assessment of the Water Quality Effectiveness Evaluation Method for the Honna River Watershed, Haida Gwaii, Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 15(1) 10:17.