How is chimicum creek doing
Our class had to make presentations to share with the class
For our water quality job and then make a blog to tell what we
Learned. My job was nitrates!!!
Nitrates are a big ingredent in farm fertilizer.sometime when
their are to much in the water the algea grows really fast and
Then when the algea plants die and bacteria eats the dead
Plants they take up a lot of oxegen and the fish die from not
Having enough oxegen.the average for nitrates this year was
0.3 but my data was 5.3-8.3 but if that was true then all of
The fish would be complete goners. So we used the average
That the nitrates people got all the years back. The
Farners have done a GREAT job keeping the farm
Fertilizer they use away from the creek.
KEEP IT UP FARMERS.
This years average is 1.3459.
Witch is very good because fish can hang out when and
When they want to and catch little tiny fish and bugs and
Have a non stressfull life.
Turbitity is how much dirt is in the water. If there is to much
Dirt is in the water than the fish can't see. If the fish can't see
Their prey and their predetors than they become stressed.
If fish become stressed than it efects the whole food chain
and thats not good. This years average is 35.2714 and thats
If their is to much ammonia in the water it can kill the fish,
give them gill damage, and hurt them. The average was
2.8 but if that was true the fish would be DEAD. We
Didn't have data from years before exept last year so
That was a little bit confusing.but the real average was
Probaly good because we saw BIG fishys when we went to
This years average d.o is 9.16ml and thats pretty good.
Fish can die if there is not enough d.o or if there is to much.
Plants produce d.o and d.o gets into the water by tuching
It. Chimicum has been doing good for the past ten years!
P.h positive hydrodin
This years average is 6.3. Witch is really good. Because
7.0 is pure water.if there is not enough p.h or if there is to
Much than eggs can come out disformed and its hard to
The average for this year is 33.5 witch is preety good for the
Fish. If the water gets up to 66.0 than the fish are dead.
Algea starts to grow when thetemp gets to high. If the water
Temperture is not right for the fish the fish will not spon.
CHIMICUM CREEK IS DOING GREAT!!!