A comprehensive stream assessment was completed by the PSWCD using the Rapid
Assessment of Stream Conditions Along Length (RASCAL) tool, which is one way to gain
firsthand knowledge of the existing conditions in a stream. This tool allows priority areas
in the stream to be identified for targeted conservation practices. These practices would
reduce pollutant loading by amending adjacent land use, restoring habitat, and stabilizing
banks. Data was collected including observed gullies, exposed utilities, tile outfalls, and
storm sewers. A GPS camera was frequently used to document these points of interest and
keep track of stream conditions.