Characteristics of a Healthy Stream

Erma #52 Bryanna #87

What makes a clean stream?

  • Lots of dissolved oxygen ( 90% )
  • Cool temperature (-11 Degrees C , 51 Degrees F )
  • Not acidic ( ph8 )
  • Low nutrients (o-3 m9/L )
  • Clear , not turbid
  • [ Pure water - ph7][Rain-ph6][Acid rain- ph5][Ocean water-ph8]
  • Variety of diversity of organisms
  • Sensitive- die easy
  • Tolerant- survive pollution

Adventure Journal Notes



PS: words and/or numbers in ( ) are from Onondaga stream from field trip

Survey Team Measures Stream Health