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  • Alum Creek Research Project
    Scott Fennama
    Andrew Hill
    Cassandra Woodward
    Patrick Freeze
    Ashley Reid
  • Overview Ashley
    Alum Creek
    Land uses
    Sources of flow
    Potential influences on water quality
    Water Quality Problems (303(d) listing)
    Our investigations
    What we did and how
    Conclusions and recommendations
  • Google Earth picture
  • Scott
  • Water Quality Problems: 303(d)(Cassandra)
    What is the 303(d) list
    Chemicals of concern
    Standards (state of NV)
    Who tests
    Where the tests were done
    What they showed
  • Our investigations (Andrew)
    What we did
    Chemistry survey (TMWRF, YSI)
    Microbiological
    Flow
    Soil moisture
    Piezometers
    Rain gages
    When we did it
  • Patrick Ashley
  • Results
    TMWRF
  • Chemistry survey
    Picture of YSI
  • Conclusions and recommendations
    Changes with downstream distance
    increases in E. coli numbers
    Increased flow
    Increased temperature, pH
    Chemistry results?
    Changes with flow regime
    Difference in E. coli numbers
    Chemistry results?
  • Potential Sources
  • Acknowledgements
    City of Reno (Lynell Garfield)
    Caughlin Ranch Homeowner’s Association (Randy and Mike Trubell)
    Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility
  • Alum Creek
    Watershed map