Comparative Water Quality Index in Restored Waterways

Student(s):Audrie Hunt Toyseana Stewart
Grade Level:Secondary (9-12)
GLOBE Teacher:Laura Kubiak
Contributors:Kile Kennedy, Jazzary Drake, University of Toledo Mission Earth, BGSU AEOP,
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Optional Badges: Collaboration, Community Impact, Exploring STEM Careers
Date Submitted:04/03/2017

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This project attempts to solve the issues of the non-restored and eroded section of a stream, Hill Ditch, by testing its water quality compared to a restored section of the stream at TBG, ultimately to win a grant to restore the NSTC portion of the stream. Also, results will be shared with others so they know about water quality impacts. The importance of this research is that other people can help in a way that helps not only local water, but also global water. Results showed that TBG and NSTC had very similar overall water quality scores, with NSTC having a slightly higher score because the TBG site had higher counts of fecal coliform. Regardless of stream restoration, all waterways connect and are affected by sites upstream. These results will be shared with TBG and potential grant funders to show how NSTC’s water site might be affecting downstream sites. The next step of this research would be a long-term study to compare how all four seasons affect water quality.


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Have you studied temperature, conductivity and salinity?

Do people use this river?

What is the purpose of this study?

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