Factors Of The Water Quality In Freshwater Creek

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Flaws The area in which the data was collected varied going by each result. The historical data (May 2012 to Sep 2015) was all measured from different parts of the creek. This means that the results may not be accurate to each other, or to the overall results. For example, in May 2013 the percentage of dissolved oxygen was very low at 29% saturation. The reason for this is the exceptionally high flow rate and cloud cover. This indicates that the day in which the data was collected the water was flowing incredibly fast (possible flooding) and there way almost entire cloud covering. Both of which negatively affect the dissolved oxygen content. Other inconsistencies include light and ammonium as there is no historical data to compare it to.
Discussion
The water quality in Freshwater Creek is determined by the health of three factors. Dissolved oxygen, dissolved nitrates and ammonia in the water. As previously stated, these three parameters have
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There is no previous data to compare this to. However there is a logical reason to explain the result. When ammonia is added to water it becomes an ionized form called ammonium. This also why there are a larger number of dissolved nitrates than ammonia. This is because of the nitrification process. This means that when ammonium ( ) is added to water ( ) and dissolved oxygen ( ), the oxidation process converts the compound to nitrates ( ), which are the most oxygenised form of nitrogen. Therefore because of the nitrification process, 0mg/L of ammonia and 1.1735mg/L of nitrates are logically accounted for in terms of chemical quantity. If there were a large amount of ammonia, this would be the result of a low saturation of dissolved oxygen in the water. Having no prior data makes it difficult to compare and conclude results, however we can establish from the recent data that the chemical quality of water in regard to ammonia is

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