The Effect Of Water Quality On Freshwater Creek Essay

1028 Words Mar 4th, 2016 5 Pages
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 guidelines in which determine the concentration in which they are required to be at to achieve adequate water quality.
Dissolved Oxygen Dissolved oxygen is going to fluctuate as to which part of the creek the water is taken from. Therefore an average way taken to result in the most accurate measurement of D.O. According to the results table, the dissolved oxygen had 81% saturation in the water at 10:39am at 22.5°C, 85% relative humidity, 42% cloud cover and a light intensity of 503 at 50000lx/F. This aligns perfectly with the…

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