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Dominion VA Power Learning Barge Water Quality Results

Sites:

Paradise Creek Nature Park, Portsmouth, VA

Grandy Village Learning Center, Norfolk, VA

Water quality data is gathered from Park Rangers, Deckhand Educators and students during field investigations. It is recorded based on the field trip schedule and may not be measured daily. Data is collected using tools from LaMotte Estuary Monitoring Kits.

 

Learning Barge 6/5/2017 6/8/2017 6/12/2017 6/14/2017 6/19/2017 6/23/2017 6/28/2017 7/7/2017 7/13/2017 7/17/2017 7/24/2017 7/27/2017 8/3/2017
Wind Speed  4 mph 3 mph 6 mph 2 mph 4 mph 5 mph 5 mph 4 mph 2 mph 2 mph 4 mph 3 mph 5 mph
Air Temperature

83 oF

 28 oC

70 oF

 21 oC

92 oF

 33 oC

93 oF

 34 oC

92 oF

 33 oC

90 oF

 32 oC

80 oF

 26 oC

91 oF

 32 oC

97 oF

 36 oC

87 oF

 30 oC

91 oF

 32 oC

90 oF

 32 oC

91 oF

 32 oC

Water Temperature

74 oF​

74 oF​ 74 oF​ 75 oF​ 75 oF​ 76 oF​ 76 oF​ 76 oF​ 77 oF​ 77 oF​ 77 oF​ 77 oF​ 77 oF​
pH 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Dissolved Oxygen 5 ppm 5 ppm 4 ppm 5 ppm 4 ppm 5 ppm 4 ppm 6 ppm 6 ppm 7 ppm 5 ppm 4 ppm 4 ppm
Salinity 20 ppt 21 ppt 18 ppt 18 ppt 17 ppt 18 ppt 20 ppt 20 ppt 16 ppt 18 ppt 18 ppt 20 ppt 20 ppt
Fecal Coliform Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Nitrates 5 ppt 5 ppt 5 ppt 5 ppt 5 ppt 4 ppt 5 ppt 5 ppt 6 ppt 5 ppt 5 ppt 4 ppt 5 ppt

 

Learning Barge 5/15/2017 5/16/2017 5/17/2017 5/18/2017 5/19/2017 5/22/2017 5/24/2017 5/25/2017 5/26/2017 5/31/2017 6/2/2017
Wind Speed 6 mph 2 mph 2 mph 6 mph 8 mph 7 mph 2 mph 7 mph 7 mph 2 mph 2 mph
Air Temperature

 68 oF

 20 oC

 84 oF

  29 oC

 82 oF

 28 oC

 84 oF

 29 oC

 84 oF

  29 oC

 68 oF

 20 oC

 66 oF

 19 oC

 66 oF

 19 oC

 74 oF

 23 oC

 78 oF

 26 oC

 82 oF

 28 oC

Water Temperature

68 oF

 20 oC

68 oF

 20 oC

68 oF

 20 oC

 68 oF

 20 oC

68 oF

 20 oC

68 oF

 20 oC

68 oF

 20 oC

70 oF

 21 oC

70 oF

 21 oC

76 oF

 24 oC

76 oF

 24 oC

pH 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Dissolved Oxygen 5 ppm 5 ppm 4 ppm 5 ppm 4 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 4 ppm 5 ppm
Salinity 16 ppt 17 ppt 17 ppt 23 ppt 22 ppt 20 ppt 16 ppt 18 ppt 16 ppt 17 ppt 14 ppt
Fecal Coliform Screening Present Present

Present

Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Nitrates 6 ppm 6 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 4 ppm 4 ppm

 

Paradise Creek Nature Park 4/20/2017 4/21/2017 4/26/2017 4/27/2017 4/28/2017 5/1/2017 5/2/2017 5/3/2017 5/4/2017 5/8/2017 5/9/2017 5/15/2017 5/16/2017 5/17/2017
Water Temperature

 66 oF

 19 oC

 70 oF

 21 oC

 68 oF

 20 oC

 68 oF

 20 oC

 72 oF

 22 oC

 74 oF

 23 oC

 72 oF

 22 oC

 74 oF

 23 oC

 70 oF

 21 oC

 68 oF

 20 oC

 67 oF

 19 oC

 62 oF

 16 oC

 62 oF

 16 oC

 70 oF

 21 oC

pH 7 7 6.5 7 6.5 7 7 7 6 7 6 7 7 6.5
Dissolved Oxygen 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 4 ppm 4 ppm 4 ppm 4 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 4 ppm 4 ppm 4 ppm 4 ppm
Salinity 12 ppt 17 ppt 7 ppt 10 ppt 10 ppt 16 ppt 14 ppt 16 ppt 14 ppt 10 ppt 10 ppt 14 ppt 12 ppt 12 ppt
Phosphorus 3 ppm 0 ppm 2 ppm 2 ppm 1.5 ppm 1.5 ppm 1 ppm 1.5 ppm 1 ppm 2 ppm 1 ppm 4 ppm 2 ppm 2 ppm
Fecal Coliform Screening Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Nitrates 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm

 

Learning Barge

4/26/2017

4/27/2017

4/28/2017

5/1/2017

5/2/2017

5/3/2017

5/4/2017

5/8/2017

5/9/2017

5/10/2017

5/11/2017

5/12/2017

Wind Speed

5 mph

7 mph

2 mph

20 mph

25 mph

4 mph

5 mph

3 mph

3 mph

2 mph

2 mph

2 mph

Air Temperature

 64 oF

 18 oC

 74 oF

 23 oC

 73 oF

 23 oC

 80 oF

 27 oC

 74 oF

 23 oC

 68 oF

  20 oC

 68 oF

 20 oC

 62 oF

 17 oC

 64 oF

 18 oC

 74 oF

 23 oC

 60 oF

 16 oC

 56 oF

 13 oC

Water Temperature

63 oF

66 oF

66 oF

70 oF

68 oF

68 oF

68 oF

68 oF

68 oF

68 oF

68 oF

66 oF

pH

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

Dissolved Oxygen

8 ppm

8 ppm

6 ppm

6 ppm

7 ppm

4 ppm

5 ppm

6 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

6 ppm

Salinity

15 ppt

15 ppt

16 ppt

24 ppt

20 ppt

16 ppt

20 ppt

14 ppt

16 ppt

18 ppt

20 ppt

17 ppt

Fecal Coliform Screening

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Nitrates

5 ppm

6 ppm

7 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

4 ppm

4 ppm

6 ppm

4 ppm

4 ppm

4 ppm

5 ppm

 

Paradise Creek Nature Park

  4/3/2017

  4/4/2017

  4/5/2017

  4/7/2017

  4/17/2017

  4/18/2017

  4/19/2017

Water Temperature

 55 oF

 10 ˚C

 64 oF

 18 °C

 62 oF

 16 °C

 56 oF

 11 °C

 65 oF

 17 °C

 68 oF

 20 °C

 64 oF

 18 °C

pH

    6.5

    7

    7

    7

    6.5

    7

    7

Dissolved Oxygen

8 ppm

4 ppm

8 ppm

8 ppm

8 ppm

8 ppm

8 ppm

Salinity

10 ppt

16 ppt

18 ppt

14 ppt

21 ppt

12 ppt

12 ppt

Phosphorus

1.5 ppm

1.5 ppm

2 ppm

<1 ppm

1.5 ppm

1 ppm

1.5 ppm

Fecal Coliform Screening

N/A

N/A

Present

N/A

Present

N/A

N/A

Nitrates

5 ppm

<5 ppm

<5 ppm

<5 ppm

<5 ppm

<5 ppm

<5 ppm

 
Learning Barge    4/3/2017

   4/4/2017

   4/5/2017    4/17/2017   4/18/2017   4/19/2017   4/20/2017   4/21/2017
Wind Speed  3 mph  20 mph  3 mph  4 mph  10 mph  3 mph  8 mph

 6 mph

Air Temperature

 65 oF

 18 oC

 68 oF

 20 oC

 70 oF

 21 oC

 72 oF

 22 oC

 68 oF

 20 oC

 62 oF

 17 oC

 76 oF

 24 oC

 76 oF

 24 oC

Water Temperature  64 oF  68 oF  68 oF  62 oF  62 oF 62 oF  65 oF  67 oF
pH     7

     7

     7       7        7

      7

      7       7
Dissolved Oxygen  5 ppm

 6 ppm

 6 ppm  5 ppm  6 ppm  6 ppm  6 ppm  6 ppm
Salinity  16 ppt

 15 ppt

 18 ppt  21 ppt  20 ppt  19 ppt  19 ppt  20 ppt
Fecal Coliform Screening  Present  Present  Present  Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Nitrates  5 ppm  5 ppm  8 ppm  7 ppm  5 ppm  8 ppm  8 ppm  9 ppm

 

Archived Water Quality Results:

- ​​Fall 2016  (October - December)

 

  

 

Made Possible By: Francis R. Dewing Foundation, NOAA Environmental Literacy Grant, and the Elizabeth River Project.