Document Type

Report

Publication Date

10-11-2005

Abstract

Beaver Creek and Austin Creek were sampled intensively on November 20, 2004 to measure temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, total suspended solids, and fecal coliforms. The objective was to assess the amount of variability that can be expected for water quality measurements collected from these creeks at different times during the day and in different locations within the Austin Creek and Beaver Creek watersheds.

Comments

There are two supplemental files with this report: summary_data_ver.xls summary_data_ver.csv

The summary_data_ver.xls file is in Excel format and contains all verified data from the creek walk project. The summary_data_ver.csv file is a comma-separated ASCII file created from the Excel source file.

The column headings and units are described below. Note that data for three parameters, fc, ecoli, and tss, were provided by the City of Bellingham Public Works Department. All missing values are designated "NA"

Column Descriptions

creek

site

ID

instream - y=instream sample from Austin or Beaver Creeks

month

day

year

time - Original time (hr+min)

time2 - Corrected time interval (hr+[min/60])

temp - Temperature (C)

temp.adj - Adjusted temperature (C) =>see report discussion

do.ysi - YSI DO (mg/L)

do.win - Winkler DO (mg/L)

turb - Turbidity (NTU)

fc - Fecal coliforms (cfu/100 mL) =>from COB Public Works Dept

ecoli - E. coli (cfu/100 mL) =>from COB Public Works Dept

tss - Total suspended solids (mg/L) =>from COB Public Works Dept

tn - Total nitrogen, (ug-N/L)

tp - Total phosphorus (ug-P/L)

IWS summary_data_ver.csv (8 kB)
Summary data in comma-separated ASCII file

IWS summary_data_ver.xls (34 kB)
Summary data in Excel format

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