Water Quality Team

  •  What This Team Does:

    We currently have 2 water quality teams operating from Thurston and Springfield High School and collecting monthly data (9-12 months out of the year) from different basins including: Cedar Creek, The Springfield Mill Race, and the South Fork Mckenzie River basin. We test for the following physcial and chemical parameters:

    • Dissolved oxygen
    • % saturation
    • Nitrates
    • Nitrites
    • Nitrogren, Ammonia
    • Reactive phosphorus
    • pH
    • Conductivity
    • Turbidity
    • Fecal & E.coli bacteria
    • Flowrate - cubic meters per sec
  • Student in chest waders collecting a water sample in a small creek with a bucket