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Data Taken on Butternut Creek, Bridgeport-Minoa (Minoa Shepps Crnrs) Road Bridge on May 05, 2006

Sampling Event: 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Notes: East Syracuse Minoa High School - J. Herrington, B. Legg, 18 students

Physical Data

Parameter Value Units Observation Protocol Notes
Stream Width 49 feet N/A Tape measure N/A
Stream Depth 2.2 feet N/A Measure with a yardstick N/A
Stream Velocity 1.04 feet/sec N/A Orange float method N/A
Air Temperature 25 C N/A Mercury thermometer N/A
Water Temperature 19.2 C N/A water_temp N/A
Weather conditions 0 N/A warm, sunny Weather observation N/A
Stream bed stability 0 N/A Many spots Observation of stream bed stability N/A
Algae Amount 0 N/A Moderate Observation of Algae Amount N/A
Water Appearance 0 N/A Brownish, Revised SOS Protocol (2003) N/A
Water Odor 0 N/A No odor, Smell N/A
Stream bed stability 0 N/A Silt, Mud, Cobble, Observation of stream bed stability N/A
Algae color/texture 0 N/A Dark green, Observation of Algae N/A
Stream Cover provided by: 0 N/A Rocks, Logs, Shrubs/brush, Trees, Observation of stream cover N/A

Chemistry

Parameter Value Units Observation Protocol Notes
Second Dissolved Oxygen for BOD 9 mg/L N/A bod_d_o N/A
Fecal Coliform 250 colonies/100ml N/A Microbiological Environmental Lab/Membrane Filtration (MEL/MF) N/A
pH 8.36 N/A N/A ph N/A
Nitrates 8.36 mg/L N/A nit N/A
Chlorides 73 mg/L N/A Silver Nitrate Method N/A
Turbidity 8.23 NTU Units N/A turb N/A
Total Dissolved Solids 440 mg/L N/A tds N/A
Phosphates 1.55 mg/L N/A phos N/A
Dissolved Oxygen 15 mg/L N/A do N/A
Dissolved Oxygen sat 140 % saturation N/A d_o_sat N/A

Chemistry Q Values

Parameter Value Units Observation Protocol Notes
BOD Q 53 N/A N/A bod_q N/A
Fecal Coliform Q 34 N/A N/A col_q N/A
pH Q 82 N/A N/A ph_q N/A
Nitrates Q 63 N/A N/A nit_q N/A
Chlorides Q 76 N/A N/A chlor_q N/A
Turbidity Q 80 N/A N/A turb_q N/A
Total Dissolved Solids Q 42 N/A N/A tds_q N/A
Phosphates Q 31 N/A N/A phos_q N/A
Dissolved Oxygen Q 78 N/A N/A d_o_q N/A

Macroinvertebrates

Parameter Value Units Observation Protocol Notes
Mayflies 0 N/A A Revised SOS Protocol (2003) N/A
Scuds 0 N/A A Revised SOS Protocol (2003) N/A
Common Net-spinning Caddisfly 0 N/A A Revised SOS Protocol (2003) N/A
Hellgramites, Dobsonflies & Fishflies 0 N/A A Revised SOS Protocol (2003) N/A
Aquatic Worms 0 N/A A Revised SOS Protocol (2003) N/A
Midges 0 N/A A Revised SOS Protocol (2003) N/A