Ella 6/13 SA Location where data was collected: Watershed: Lake Champlain River: Potash Brook Monitoring Site: Potash Brook Champlain Water District Physical Assessment The speed of the water- 2.2 ft/sec ID: 765061
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Location where data was collected: Watershed: Lake Champlain River: Potash BrookMonitoring Site: Potash Brook Champlain Water District
Physical Assessment The speed of the water- 2.2 ft/sec Average stream width- 22 ftDepth of stream- 15 inches Relative flow- HighWater appearance- muddy/milkySurrounding development- Residential
Bioblitz Assessment Percentage of trees covering the river - 25% Deciduous trees found- 60%Coniferous trees found- 40%Soil pit 1 notes- gets Lighter as the soil got deeperSoil pit 2 notes- more wet as you get deeper
Water The water looked unhealthy because it was brown and cloudy. The reason why it was muddy was because of recent erosion from the rain. erosion:The gradualdestruction or diminution of somethingBecause of the BMI's that are intolerant to pollution livingingin the stream,the water is proved pollution free!We wouldn't have found those bugs if there were pollution.
Caddis Fly Larvae The Caddis fly larvae is very intolerant of pollution. Meaning they cannot live in water that contains pollution Aquatic, premature Caddisfly Adult, mature caddis fly
Conclusion Since there were many Caddisfly larvae found in the brook, and caddisfly larvae are very intolerant to pollution, the water had little pollution in it. + =