Bear Trap Creek | Furnace Brook | Geddes Brook | Harbor Brook | Ley Creek | Nine Mile Creek | Onondaga Creek

Collected Data

Biological data for Bear Trap and other Creeks is difficult to analyze with the given data. The Izaak Walton index for Bear Trap Creek has increased (improved) over time perhaps indicating an increase in water quality. We noted high levels of nitrates that have also decreased over time. High levels of fecal coliform and phosphates have returned to normal in this stream. The water quality in this stream seems to be slowly improving.


Sample Site Location Date Julian Date pH Dissolved O2 (mg/L) Water Temp (C) Phosphates (mg/L) Nitrates (mg/L) Chlorides (mg/L) Turbidity NTU units Fecal Coliform BOD (mg/L) TDS (mg/L) Izaak Walton Diversity Index
Beartrap Creek , Between I-81 and Northern Lights Plaza 3/26/94 2449438 5.75 10.5 4 1 11 0 1.5 500 9 0 7
4/8/95 2449816 7.5 12 5 0 2 0 3 2800 12 0 4
3/30/96 2450173 6 12 10 5 10 0 2 0 12 0 6
4/3/96 2450177 7.08 10.3 9 0.01 0 0 8.4 0 5 10 0
3/22/97 2450530 5.74 10.5 4.6 0.09 2.23 0 10.6 0 10.5 700 11
3/27/98 2450900 6.25 10.2 16.5 0.07 3.52 0 8.8 0 3.2 530 7
3/20/99 2451258 7.25 13.4 4.6 0 2.2 13.2 5 0 6 720 12
4/19/99 2451288 8.2 10 10.5 0.05 0 325 5.8 0 1 780 10
6/23/99 2451353 7.86 8.7 21.2 0.05 0 270 3.59 210 2.6 680 18
9/8/99 2451430 7.19 5.7 19.9 0.07 2.2 192 5.1 550 1.4 570 15
4/7/00 2451642 6.48 10.3 12.2 0.17 0 304 3.79 0 1.2 720 15
3/17/01 2451986 7.4 10 4 0 1.32 446 5 0 2.1 800 19
3/16/02 2452350 7.84 9.6 5.9 0 2 501 12.9 60 0.9 770 9
4/12/03 2452742 8.21 10.5 10.5 0.02 5.85 370 6 0 1.5 780 10
6/20/03 2452811 8.06 7.9 17.4 0.05 0.75 315 11.2 180 2.6 753 13
10/24/03 2452937 7.31 8.4 10.8 0.28 1.19 348 3.44 10 0.4 780 15
Beartrap Creek , North Of Northern Lights Mall - Trib. to Beartrap 3/26/94 2449438 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 3
4/8/95 2449816 6.9 9 6 0 5 0 2 2800 9 0 2
4/3/96 2450177 7.56 7.9 8 0 0 0 18.3 0 7.4 10 0
3/22/97 2450530 6.15 7.5 4.5 0.34 2.64 0 7.14 0 7.5 380 3
4/17/99 2451286 0 10.3 10.8 0 0 0 0 0 10.3 0 5
4/7/00 2451642 0 10.3 10.8 0 0 0 0 0 10.3 0 5
4/12/03 2452742 0 0 0 0 0 85 8.1 0 0 310 11
8/22/03 2452874 7.83 7.6 20.2 0.02 5.15 90 4.62 270 1.6 438 12