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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.

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

 

Fall 2016 Season







Test 11/28/2016 11/29/2016 11/30/2016 12/1/2016 12/5/2016 12/7/2016 12/8/2016
Wind Speed 8 mph 23 mph 11 mph 7 mph 2 mph 6 mph 4 mph
Air Temperature

52 oF

12 oC

68 oF

21 oC

74 oF

23 oC

64 oF

18 oC

50 oF

10 oC

52 oF

12 oC

50 oF

10 oC

Water Temperature 52 oF 52 oF 53 oF 54 oF 55 oF 52 oF 50 oF
pH 7 7 7 7 6 7 7
Dissolved Oxygen 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm
Salinity 16 ppt 14 ppt 15 ppt 15 ppt 15 ppt 14 ppt 14 ppt
Fecal Coliform Screening Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Nitrates 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm

5 ppm







Test

11/7/2016 11/9/2016 11/10/2016 11/14/2016 11/15/2016 11/16/2016 11/17/2016 11/18/2016 11/21/2016 11/22/2016
Wind Speed 5 mph 5 mph 6 mph 7 mph 6 mph 2 mph 4 mph 4 mph 16 mph 8 mph
Air Temperature

55 oF

13 oC

55 oF

14 oC

55 oF

13 oC

58 oF

14 oC

60 oF

16 oC

60 oF

16 oC

62 oF

17 oC

48 oF

9 oC

48 oF

9 oC

46 oF

8 oC

Water Temperature 62 oF 60 oF 60 oF 58 oF 58 oF 58 oF 58 oF 62 oF 62 oF 60 oF
pH 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Dissolved Oxygen 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 6 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm
Salinity 16 ppt 15 ppt 14 ppt 15 ppt 14 ppt 15 ppt 15 ppt 13 ppt 14 ppt 13 ppt
Fecal Coliform Screening 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

  






Test 10/25/2016 10/26/2016 10/27/2016 10/28/2016 10/31/2016 11/1/2016 11/2/2016 11/3/2016 11/4/2016
Wind Speed 4 mph 7 mph 6 mph 4 mph 8 mph 2 mph 5 mph 7 mph 11 mph

Air

Temperature

60 oF

15 oC

62 oF

17 oC

72 oF

22 oC

62 oF

17 oC

64 oF

18 oC

64 oF

18 oC

70 oF

21 oC

78 oF

25 oC

62 oF

17 oC

Water Temperature 67 oF 67 oF 65 oF 66 oF 65 oF 65 oF 65 oF 65 oF 65 oF
pH 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7
Dissolved Oxygen 6 ppm 6 ppm 6 ppm 8 ppm 6 ppm 5 ppm 6 ppm 8 ppm 8 ppm
Salinity 15 ppt 10 ppt 10 ppt 13 ppt 15 ppt 13 ppt 11 ppt 11 ppt 16 ppt
Fecal Coliform Screening 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

 

Test  10/3/16   10/4/16   10/05/16   10/12/16   10/13/16   10/14/16 10/17/16   10/18/16   10/19/16   10/20/16   10/21/16   10/24/16 
Wind Speed 

5 mph

7 mph

6 mph

5 mph

4 mph

8 mph

7 mph

7 mph

3 mph

6 mph

5 mph 

8 mph

Air temperature 

72°F 22°C

70°F 21°C

73°F 22°C

75°F 24°C

75°F 24°C

65°F 18°C

82°F 28°C

76°F 24°C

86°F 30°C

82°F 28°C

85°F 29°C

74°F 23°C

Water temperature 

75°F 24°C

76°F 24°C

72°F 22°C

70°F 21°C

70°F 21°C

70°F 21°C

72°F 22°C

72°F 22°C

74°F 23°C

75°F 24°C

75°F 24°C

69°F 21°C

pH

7

7

6

6

6

7

7

6

7

7

7

6

Dissolved oxgen

8 ppm

8 ppm

8 ppm

4 ppm

4 ppm

8 ppm

8 ppm

8 ppm

8 ppm

4 ppm

6 ppm

6 ppm

Salinity

12 ppt

15 ppt

15 ppt

3 ppt

6 ppt

10 ppt

8 ppt

10 ppt

10 ppt

10 ppt

11 ppt

12 ppt

Fecal coliform screening

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Nitrates

5 ppm

5 ppm

20 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

5 ppm

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