Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek near Burnt Mill Bridge July 31, 2015, 8:00 am.
Participants: Jeff Iliff, Maya Iliff, Bob Meadows, Norman Dean, and Kris O’Brien.
Latitude: 39-38-47 Longitude: 78-7-45
Ambient temp: 90 deg. and sunny
Habitat conditions: 178 Optimal
Biological conditions: 81.6 Optimal
There were 122 low tolerance benthic macroinvertebrates represented by 8 types, 98 ‘critters’ of 5 types in the medium tolerance category, and 4 bugs of 3 types in the high tolerance category.
We also saw several small fish, and a dozen Merganzer ducks swam by looking for brunch.
Click on our ‘Stream Monitoring’ category (to the right) to see stream monitoring results for other Sleepy Creek Locations this year.