Photos - Primary Headwater Streams

Class II

This class of primary headwater habitat stream supports perennial or intermittent warm water biologic communities. They tend to contain species of animals that are adapted to the warm water conditions found in these streams, such as certain amphibian or pioneering fish species, and insect larvae such as dragonflies and damselflies. These primary headwater habitat stream uses should be protected for their aquatic communities and for their abilities to process nutrients, dissipate energy, process sediment, maintain stream energy dynamics and maintain and protect downstream beneficial uses. These watercourses do not have demanding habitat requirements and are more easily reproduced or mitigated.

Click for larger picture 150kb Click for larger picture 158kb Click for larger picture 150kb

Stream in Leesburg Township
(Union County)

Stream in Paris Township
(Union County)

Stream in Washington Township
(Union County)

Click for larger picture 168kb Click for larger picture 114kb

Stream in Bainbridge Township
(Geauga County)

Modified stream in Amboy Township
(Fulton County)

Back to Photos.