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6/26/2015 Secchi Disc Test

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The results from the 6/26/2015 secchi disc tests are as follows :

Overcast/Previous showers water is green color Surface water temp. is 20 C

Site #1 = 11:48 a.m. 14 1/10' deep water 5 4/10' reading

Site #2 = 12:02 p.m. 24 4/10' deep water 6' reading

Site #3 = 12:13 p.m. 29 1/10' deep water 5 5/10' reading

6/1/2015 Secchi Disc Test

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Results from the secchi disc tests are as follows:

6/1/2015 Cloudy Water = light green showers previous

Site # 1 2:10 p.m. 12 7/10' deep water 9 8/10' Reading Surface Temp. = 16C

Site # 2 2:22 p.m. 24 8/10' deep water 11' Reading Surface Temp. = 15C

Site # 3 2:36 p.m. 27 6/10' deep water 11' Reading Surface Temp. = 15 C

These readings are a lot better than the last readings !

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5/30/2015 Chemical Water Test Results

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hammond Ditch Site # 189 Clear/Sunny 11:43 a.m.

dissolved oxygen = 7 mg/l

e'coli = 900 colonies/100ml this is bad

ph = 9 units

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

Water temp. = 20 C

phosphate = 0.3 mg/l this is bad

nitrate = 0 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 15 ntu's

Our water quality index rating was [ 66.29 ] which is in the [ medium ] range

West Otter Lake Outlet Site # 148 10:40 a.m....

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6/1/2015 Secchi Disc Test

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Results from the secchi disc tests are as follows:

6/1/2015 Cloudy Water = light green showers previous

Site # 1 2:10 p.m. 12 7/10' deep water 9 8/10' Reading Surface Temp. = 16C

Site # 2 2:22 p.m. 24 8/10' deep water 11' Reading Surface Temp. = 15C

Site # 3 2:36 p.m. 27 6/10' deep water 11' Reading Surface Temp. = 15 C

These readings are a lot better than the last readings !

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5/15/2015 Secchi Disc Test

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The first Secchi disc tests for 2015 are as follows :

 

Overcast/Breezy/Previous showers May 16,2015 Surface water temp = 16 C

 

Site # 1 1:40 p.m. 14' deep water 5' Reading

 

Site # 2 1:55 p.m. 24 7/10' deep water 4 7/10' Reading

 

Site # 3 2:10 p.m. 27 5/10' deep water 5' Reading

 

Readings are very low for this time of year !

 

5/11/2015 Chemical water tests

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The results from the 5/11/2015 Chemical water tests are as follows :

 

Air Temp. = 22 C Overcast Previous showers 11:13 a.m.

West Otter Lake Inlet # 189

 

dissolved oxygen = 8 mg/l

b.o.d.5 = 8 mg/l

e'coli = 300 colonies/100 ml

ph = 9 units

water temp. = 19.5 C

phosphate = 0.3 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

turbidity = 15 NTU's

 

Water is dirty - good flow Our Water ...

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1/15/2015 Secchi Disc Test

Posted on May 2, 2015 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The 1/15/2015 secchi disc test results are as follows:

Overcast skies/ snow falling. Surface water temp.= -12C

Site #1 Disc failed to penetrate hard surface of lake.


10/13/2014 secchi disc test results

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The 10/13/2014 secchi disc test results are as follows:

Overcast skies/ rain during night Water is brown Surface water temp.=21C

Site #1 4:02 pm 12' deep water Reading was 6 6/10'

Site #2 4:13 pm 21' deep water Reading was 6'

Site #3 4:24 pm 28' deep water Reading was 6'

 

9/6/2014 chemical water test

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The results from the 9/6/2014 chemical water test are as follows :

West Otter Lake Outlet Site # 148 Air Temp. was 18 C.

Good water flow Cleaned the dam water is a little dirty

dissolved oxygen = 9 mg/l 107 % saturation

B.O.D.5 = 8 mg/l

e'coli = 200 colonies/100ml

ph = 9 units

water temp. = 24.5 C.

phosphate = 0.1 mg/l

nitrate = 0 mg/l

nitrite = 0 mg/l

transparency = >60 CM

Our water ...

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8/12/2014 Secchi Disc Tests

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The results from the 8/21/2014 secchi disc tests are as follows:

 

Overcast/Rain Water is green/brown water surface temp. = 26C

 

1st site 12' deep water 11:45 am 4 6/10' reading

2nd site 21' deep water 11:55 am 5 2/10' reading

3rd site 28' deep water 1:25 pm 4 4/10' reading

 

Rain between 2nd & 3rd site. The numbers are a little lower than last time.

 


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