It was perfect weather to enjoy the beauty of Sleepy Creek during our annual monitoring at this site.
Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek at Creek Road on 09-02-2016, 8:30am.
Participants: Fink, Iliff, Oaks, Meadows, Dean.
Conditions: Sunny and cool, no rain in the last 48 hours.
Latitude: 39-30-59 Longitude: 78-13-38
Water temp: 19.5 C. , Dissolved Oxygen: 67 mg/l, Conductivity: 284 uS, Turbidity: 56 (tube reading)
Habitat conditions: 180 optimal (up 15 from last year)
Biological conditions: 83.6 Optimal (up 2.6 from last year)
There were 180 low tolerance benthic macroinvertebrates represented by 10 types, 83 ‘critters’ of 7 types in the medium tolerance category, and only one in the high tolerance category.
Click on our ‘Stream Monitoring’ category (to the right) to see stream monitoring results for other Sleepy Creek Locations this year, as well as a deeper explanation of the process in a posting called, “What is stream monitoring and what do the numbers mean?”