Stream Monitoring results for Warm Springs Run June 25, 2015
Two level-3 stream surveys were preformed on June 25 by the Warm Springs Watershed Association; one on “Kates’ Run” (parallel to Winchester Grade Rd. at Rt. 522), and one on Warm Springs Run just downstream from Winchester Grade Rd. It was 75 degrees and cloudy.
Site 1; “Kates’ Run”: Lattitude: 39 35 51 Longitude: 78 14 35
Disolved Oxygen 70
Habitat conditions: 155 Marginal. Biological Conditions: 70.2 Suboptimal. Benthic Macroinvertebrate count: Low tolerance: 77 critters represented by 7 types, medium tolerance: 100 of 6 types, high tolerance: 55 of three types.
Site 2; Just downstream from the Winchester Grade Rd. intersection: Lattitude; 39 35 58
Longitude: 78 14 33
Habitat Conditions: 167 Suboptimal. Biological Conditions: 57.4 marginal.
Dissolved Oxygen: 95% Nitrate level a little high
Benthic Macroinvertebrate count: Low tolerance: 18 of 6 types, medium tolerance: 86 of 6 types, and there were 105 high tolerance organisims of 5 types. We found the most crayfish I’ve ever seen at a monitoring; 43!
We wanted to get a baseline survey of this site on Warm Springs Run before construction of the new Sheetz begins at this intersection.
These results show that there is room for improvement in the water quality in Warm Springs Run. Warm Springs Run Watershed Association will continue to work on addressing the issues that are causing these marginal and suboptimal results.
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