Conditions of the Mullet River By: Veronica, Matt, Kyle Group 6
Temperature• Testing location: Across from the pier with the yellow boat• Time: 8:21 am• Weather Conditions: Windy, Cool• Down stream --1 Upstream --0• Down stream --1 Upstream --0• Down stream --1 Upstream --3• The common value: 1
pH levels• Testing location: Across from the pier with the yellow boat• Time: 8:21 am• Weather conditions: Cool and windy• Test sample numbers: 6,5,6• Official pH reading: 6
Total Solids• Date: November 30, 2012• Testing location 6: across from pier• Time: 8:05 am• Weather conditions: cold, river frozen, small amount of wind• 300 ml beaker with residue: 104 grams• 300 ml beaker before drying: 103.8 grams• Weight of residue: 0.2 grams• Official reading:200 mg/liter
Turbidity• Date: November 26th, 2012• Testing location 6: Across from pier with yellow boat• Time: 8:22 am• Weather conditions: cool• Depth secchi disk disappears: doesnt disappear 0• Depth secchi disk reappears: 1,1,1• 0+1=0.50 feet• Official reading: 0.50
Theory on health• Our theory on the mullet river is that it is mostly healthy. We found organisms that need clean water to live. We also found some organisms that can live in very low amounts of chemicals. This means there are some spots with low amounts of chemicals and some with no chemicals.
Maintaining or Improving• Tell people how littering effects the process of eutrophication. That if this process increases the river will become a meadow over time and it will no longer exist.