Location and management objective:
The Forest Catchment is located on a tributary of the Agua Salud River in Soberania National Park and is adjacent to the Mosaic catchment. It has been shown to match up extremely well with this catchment in terms of drainage area, geology, original soils, topographic properties and precipitation. The management objective is to maintain the mature forest of the National Park intact.
Area: 132 hectares
Vegetation type: The vegetation is considered very old secondary or mature forest.
Hydrology: Regular monitoring includes precipitation rain gage and stream flow in 2 weirs
level troll model 300; ISCO model 6712.
Water chemistry: three broad types of water samples are collected: grab samples (stream water, throughfall, overland flow, groundwater), stream-water event samples, and wet-dry collector rainwater samples. Analysis of many dissolved and solid phases including bioactive, major, and trace constituents (PDF).