Copeland Creek Watershed Assessment
Copeland Creek is a small tributary in the southeastern corner of the Russian River
watershed. The City of Rohnert Park occupies the downstream half of
the drainage where the creek is primarily a straightened flood control channel.
Copeland Creek is a tributary of the
Laguna de Santa Rosa.
The upstream half of the
watershed is rural and the creek is a natural channel.
This watershed assessment reviews erosion sources in the watershed, the current
and historic condition of the creek channel and watershed, the extent of riparian
forest, water quality and temperature conditions, and land uses. The goal of the
watershed assessment is to investigate a broad range of current and historic
conditions in the watershed and creek and recommend enhancement projects and
Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality and creek habitat
The Copeland Creek Watershed Assessment Report is presented here as a
series of seven Portable Document Format (pdf) files. The first file
contains the report itself; the next contains large figures referenced by the report.
The other five files contain the appendices.
Fairfield Osborn Preserve Species List
(0.1 MB pdf)
Temperature Monitoring Graphs
(2.0 MB pdf)
Best Management Practices for Grazing Lands
(2.3 MB pdf)
Best Management Practices for Horse Pastures, Paddocks and Stables
(1.1 MB pdf)
Urban Runoff and Pollution Prevention
(1.1 MB pdf)
This assessment was funded by the Proposition 13 Costa Machado Water Act of 2001 and administered by the State Water Resources Control Board and the Sonoma County Water Agency. Please contact
if you have questions regarding this report.