Stream Monitoring season begins, results for Sleepy Creek at New Hope Rd.
Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek at the Meadows property: (At New Hope Rd. bridge) May 19, 2016
Latitude: 39-35-46 Longitude: 76-10-15
Ambient temp: 74 deg. and sunny
.6 inches of rain in last 48 hrs.
Water was clear and odorless.
Substrate (Pebble count): Good
Habitat conditions: 166 Suboptimal
Biological conditions: 93.2 Optimal (Last year was suboptimal)
Dissolved O2: 85%
There were 180 low tolerance benthic macroinvertebrates represented by 11 types, 30 ‘critters’ of 8 types in the medium tolerance category, and 14 underwater bugs of 4 types in the high tolerance category.
Click on our ‘Stream Monitoring’ category (to the right) to see stream monitoring results for other Sleepy Creek Locations last year, and to get new results as they come in.
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