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August 2016 Tests

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

8/27/2016 3:35 p.m. Site # 148 Overcast W.O.L. Outlet

dissolved oxygen = 7 mg/l 86.42% saturation

e'coli = 400 colonies/100ml

ph = 9.5 units

B.O.D.5 = 2 mg/l

water temp. = 26 Celsius

phosphate = 0 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = >60 cm

Our water quality Index Rating was [ 65.06 ] Medium

8/27/2016 4:25 p.m. Site # 189 Overcast Hammond Ditch [ our inlet ]

dissolved oxygen = 7 mg/l 75.27% saturation

e'coli = 1800 colonies/100ml

ph = 9 units

B.O.D.5 = 0 mg/l

Water temp. = 19 Ceisius

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = >60 cm

Our water quality Index rating was [ 66.07 ] Medium

Water was dirty and very green at both locations

 


Secchi Disc Test

8/26/2016 Sunny today water is very green

Site #1 2:14 p.m. 13.4' deep water 7' reading

Site #2 2:25 p.m. 25.3' deep water 7' reading

Site #3 2:35 p.m. 28.9' deep water 7.2' reading

A phosphorous and chlorophyl test was also done


The last secchi disc test for the year

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

The last secchi disc test for the year---West Otter Lake

10/8/2015---Clear/Sunny---Water is Green/Brown---Water temp.= 23 C

Site # 1 --- 12:18 p.m. --- 13 5/10' deep water --- 6 7/10' reading

Site # 2 --- 12:30 p.m. --- 24 8/10' deep water --- 5 7/10' reading

Site # 3 --- 12:43 p.m. --- 28 3/10' deep water --- 5 7/10' reading

9/17/2015 Water Quality Tests

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

9/17/2015----7:06 p.m.----Site # 189----Hammond Ditch

Clear/Sunny----Air temp. = 23 C

dissolved oxygen = 7 mg/l ---- 75.27% saturation

e'coli = 200 colonies/100ml

ph = 9 units

b.o.d.5 = 0 mg/l

water temp. = 19 C

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 60 cm ---- 15 ntu's

Our water quality index rating was [ 53.91 ] --- low in the medium range


9/17/2015----6:35 p.m.----Site # 148----West Otter Lake Outlet

Clear/Sunny----Air temp. = 23 C

dissolved oxygen = 9 mg/l----103.45% saturation

e'coli = 200 colonies/100ml

ph = 9 units

b.o.d.5 = 2 mg/l

water temp. = 22 C

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 60 cm----15 ntu's

Our water quality index rating was [ 54.53 ] --- low in the medium range

9/3/2015 secchi disc tests

Posted on September 5, 2015 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

9/3/2015 --- Clear/Sunny --- Green Water

Site # 1 ---- 6:10 p.m. ---- 13 4/10' water depth ---- 4 4/10' Reading

Site # 2 ---- 6:20 p.m. ---- 24 6/10' water depth ---- 4 1/10' Reading

Site # 3 ---- 6:28 p.m. ---- 28 9/10' water depth ---- 4 7/10' Reading

When pulling up anchor at Site #3 nasty manure odor.

 

08/27/2015 Secchi Disc Tests

Posted on September 5, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

08/27/2015 Secchi Disc Tests---Overcast today/Rain yesterday

Water is Green/Brown---dirty---smelly

Site # 1----12:25 p.m.----11 2/10' deep water----4 7/10' reading

Site # 2----12:38 p.m.----25 4/10' deep water----5' reading

Site # 3----12:49 p.m.----28 3/10' deep water----5 3/10' reading

8/24/15 chemical water tests

Posted on September 5, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

West Otter Lake Outlet ---- Site # 148 ---- 3:30 p.m.

Air temp. = 20 C ---- clear/sunny Indiana Average Below

dissolved oxygen = 6 mg/l---78% saturation 9.8 mg/l

e'coli = 200 colonies/100 ml 645 colonies/100ml

ph = 9 units 8 units

b.o.d.5 = .5 mg/l 1.5 mg/l

water temp. = 29 C

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l 0.05 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l 12.32 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 15 ntu's 36 ntu's

Our water quality index rating was [ 68.65 ] Medium

Good water flow ----water was dirty

Hammond Ditch ----Site # 189 ---- 4:10 p.m.

Air temp. = 20 C ---- clear/sunny Indiana Average Below

dissolved oxygen = 7 mg/l ----75 % saturation 9.8 mg/l

e'coli = 200 colonies/100ml 645 colonies/100ml

ph = 9 units 8 units

b.o.d.5 = 0 mg/l 1.5 mg/l

water temp. = 19 C

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l 0.05 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l 12.32 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 15 ntu's 36 ntu's

Our water quality index rating was [ 66.85 ] Medium

Good water flow ---- water was dirty

8/13/2015 Secchi disc tests

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Results from 8/13/2015 Secchi disc tests are as follows ;

Clear/Sunny/Breezy----Water is very green

Site # 1 - 2:47 p.m.----14' deep water----4' reading

Site # 2 - 3:00 p.m.----26 4/10' deep water----3 8/10' reading

Site # 3 - 3:18 p.m.----28 9/10' deep water----3 8/10' reading

7/30/2015 Chemical water tests

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Results from the 7/30/2015 Chemical water tests are::

West Otter Lake Outlet---Site #148---Clear/Sunny---Air Temp. = 25 C

dissolved oxygen = 8 mg/l----100% Saturation

e'coli = 300 colonies/100 ml

ph = 9 units

b.o.d.5 = 2 mg/l

water temp. = 27 C

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 15 nyu's

Our water quality index rating was [ 71.57 ] Good starts at 70!

Hammond Ditch---Site # 189---Clear/Sunny

dissolved oxygen = 9 mg/l---107% Saturation

e'coli = 1100 colonies/100 ml

ph = 9.5 units

b.o.d.5 = 3 mg/l

water temp = 24 C

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l

nitrate = 0.5 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 15 ntu's

Our water quality index rating was [ 64.83 ] Medium is 50-69

7/30/2015 secchi disc tests

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The results from the 7/30/2015 secchi disc tests are as follows

Clear/sunny---Yesterday=clear/sunny----water was really green/brown

Site #1----10:35 a.m.----11 8/10' deep water----5' reading

Site #2----10:45 a.m.----25 9/10' deep water----5' reading

Site #3----10:55 a.m.----28 2/10' deep water----5' reading

 

7/1/2015 chemical water tests

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Results from the 7/1/2015 chemical water tests are as follows :

2:30 p.m. clear/sunny Air Temp. = 20 C Site # 148

West Otter Lake Outlet Water very dirty Water was high too

dissolved oxygen = 7 mg/l 80 % saturation

e'coli = 0 colonies/100 ml

ph = 9.5 units

b.o.d.5 = 6 mg/l

water temp. = 22 C

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l

nitrate = 2 mg/l

nitrite = 0.15 mg/l

turbidity = 15 ntu's

Water Quality Index Rating was [ 76.4 ]

3:07 p.m. clear/sunny Site # 189 Hammond Ditch Air temp = 20 C

Water was very dirty. Above average flow.

dissolved oxygen = 9 mg/l 101 % saturation

e'coli = 0 colonies/100 ml

ph = 9 units

b.o.d.5 = 8.5 mg/l

water temp. = 21 C

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l

nitrate = 2 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 15 ntu's

Water Quality Index Rating was [79.55 ]


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