Storm Sampling Results--South Fork, Strawberry Creek


The following data indicate the water quality parameters on the south fork of Strawberry Creek immediately after a significant precipitation event.

Station locations:

Click here for North and South fork station locations on campus map.

Notes: Twenty-four-hour precipitation total for 10/27 to 10/28/87 (4pm to 4pm) was 1.09 inches at Oakland according to the U.S. Weather Service.

Parameter
(in mg/L unless otherwise noted)

Site 1 Site 2 Site 3
Total dissolved solids 30 200 190
Total suspended solids 150 520 980
Turbidity (NTU) 65 90 290
Total kjeldahl nitrogen 1.9 4.2 6.3
Nitrate nitrogen 1.2 2.1 1.8
Ammonia nitrogen 0.22 0.81 0.58
Total phosphorous (as PO4 ) 1.9 2.0 3.4
Oil and Grease < 5 7 5
BOD5 2 9 5
COD 53 115 59
Total Coliform bacteria (MPN/100mL) 35,000 160,000 92,000
Fecal Coliform bacteria (MPN/100mL) 3,300 4,900 54,000
Fecal Streptococcus bacteria (MPN/100mL) 7,900 11,000 92,000
Total Cadmium (ug/L) 0.3 2.7 2.6
Total Chromium (ug/L) 14 49 52
Total Copper 13 110 280
Total Iron 6.3 13.0 33.0
Total Lead 28 150 200
Total Manganese 0.15 1.10 1.40
Total Mercury (ug/L) < 0.1 0.6 2.5
Total Nickel (ug/L) 35 63 100
Total Zinc (ug/L) 20 460 580
Water temperature (Degrees C) 15.0 17.0 17.5
Dissolved Oxygen (% saturation) 9.6 (94%) 8.0 (82%) 7.6 (79%)
Flow (cfs) 2.3 11.8 14.6

Maps of Strawberry Creek:

Zone 1 Map
Zone 2 Map
Zone 3 Map
Zone 4 Map
Campus Map

Water Quality Data:

North Fork of Strawberry Creek

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