North Fork Watershed Association
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Water Monitoring

 

             

              Some sample definitions for those curious about the parameters tested:

ANC:  Acid Neutralization Capacity.  This measures the ability of the water to buffer acid. The higher the number, the better it is in most instances.

ALUMINUM:  Toxic to all living organisms.  An acceptable level would be zero.

TSS:  Total Suspended Solids are solid materials, including organic and inorganic, that are suspended in the water.  These would include erosion from urban runoff and agricultural land, industrial wastes, bank erosion, bottom feeders(such as carp), algae growth or wastewater discharges.

CONDUCTIVITY:  Conductivity is a measure of the ability of water to pass an electrical current.  Conductivity in streams and rivers is affected primarily by the geology of the area through which the water flows.

ALKALINITY: Alkalinity is a measure of the capacity of water to neutralize acids.

pH:  pH is a measure of how acidic basic water is. The range goes from 0 - 14, with 7 being neutral.

More on acid deposition, buffers and pH can be found on the Acid Rain page of this site.  For more detailed information about the things tested for in water, please visit: water.epa.gov/type/rsl/monitoring/vms50.cfm

 

Below are the abbreviations for the different monitoring points.

Each is a link to the data for that location as it becomes available. 

 

B-PEN  - Tributary North of Manners Run
 
BEA-1 - Beaver Run at the mouth
 
 
CLR-1 - Clear Run near mouth
 
CLR-2 - Clear Run at Gilbert Run
 
CLR-4 - Clear Run at Clear Run Road
 
CRFT 1 - Craft Run at North Fork
 
HET-1 - Hetrick Run at SR 1010
 
LUC 1 - Lucas Run near mouth
 
MAN 1 - Manners Dam Run at Game Lands boundary
 
MAN 2 - Manners Run just below impoundment
 
MAN 3 South Branch of Manners Run
 
MAN 4  - North Branch of Manners Run
 
MUD-2 - Muddy Run at North Fork
 
NF-2 - North Fork at the North Fork Dam
 
NF-12  - North Fork below Humpback bridge

NF-16 - North Fork at SR 1010
 
NF-18 - North Fork below Richardsville Bridge
 
PEK-1 - Pekin Run near mouth
  
PEK-- Pekin Run at SR 4005
 
RED-1 - Red Lick Run at North Fork
 
SEN-1 - Seneca Run near mouth
 
SHP 1 - Shippen Run at North Fork
 
SOU-1 - South Branch near mouth
 
SOU-2 - East Fork of the South Branch
 
SOU 4 - Unnamed Tributary to South Branch at Game School Road
 
SUG-1 - Sugar Camp Run at North Fork
 
SUG-2 -  Sugar Camp Run at Richardsville Road Bridge
 
SWE-S - South Branch of Swede Run
 
SWE-SSp - South Branch of Swede Run
 
SWE-N - North Branch of Swede Run
 
SWE-C - Swede Run at the confluence
 
TAR-1 - Tar Kiln Run at North Fork

WIL 1 - Williams Run

WIND-2 - Windfall Run at Jimtown Road

AVERAGES - Click here to see averages of all sites monitored from June, 2004  - August, 2005