Environmental Health Bureau
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This report summarizes all water quality data collected at Site BEA-40, Bear Creek in the Bear Creek (Nottawa) at Mouth Basin of the Nottawa Creek Sub-Watershed, which is part of the larger St. Joseph River Watershed. (see map to the right)

Water sampling and measurements are conducted by Environmental Health Bureau staff.

Bear Creek (Nottawa) at Mouth (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 34 41)
       Bear Creek
              BEA-40North side of East 'Y' Avenue, between South 44th Street and South 46th StreetWakeshma Township (26)


Site Code: BEA-40, Bear Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
07/22/200912:20200.071.46.675.7%8.590.5160.311.8
06/25/200910:30440.075.03.844.5%7.920.4830.312.0
06/09/200913:05230.064.56.569.1%7.840.4850.313.8
05/19/200911:4592.059.37.979.1%7.790.4130.34.7
04/29/200911:55140.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A4.8
03/24/200911:4045.042.77.358.6%7.610.4210.34.1
02/11/200912:05140.032.99.062.2%7.990.2600.24.9
12/29/200811:201,200.032.49.464.9%7.530.2410.26.0
11/24/200812:0039.032.811.781.0%0.000.4850.34.6
10/22/200811:4050.044.89.376.8%7.920.4890.32.6
10/02/200811:05150.051.87.971.9%8.040.4880.36.4
09/24/200811:40220.061.96.162.9%7.780.4680.37.4
08/27/200811:051,100.065.07.175.1%8.170.5020.310.6
07/23/200811:45370.070.63.943.8%7.610.4650.315.6
06/11/200809:10410.667.2N/AN/A7.570.4880.39.1
05/28/200813:10579.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6.5
04/30/200809:15151.547.68.471.9%8.010.4610.34.5
04/03/200808:4023.141.18.062.9%7.640.3140.23.9
03/05/200810:1574.932.29.263.1%7.430.3200.24.1
01/09/200809:001,153.039.99.170.0%8.000.1660.113.9
01/09/200809:00980.439.99.170.0%8.000.1660.113.9
11/14/200708:40214.246.87.361.9%7.560.4790.32.2
08/10/200707:55579.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/10/200707:55546.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/20/200707:45473.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/20/200707:45436.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/21/200709:50727.070.66.674.9%7.470.5220.310.2
06/06/200711:20488.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/16/200711:152,098.060.43.333.5%7.620.3550.24.6
05/09/200710:352,419.667.03.942.1%7.740.4560.36.6
04/19/200711:0028.847.87.766.0%8.070.4360.32.7
01/23/200711:3030.932.910.673.9%7.740.4550.32.0
11/07/200610:2031.744.36.250.8%7.500.4890.31.4
09/21/200611:10115.354.14.036.9%7.410.4880.35.3
07/13/200611:25111.972.13.034.2%7.610.5030.3N/A
05/09/200610:30198.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/28/200609:3583.643.35.747.7%8.010.4560.313.7
12/06/200510:3042.031.810.573.5%7.760.5410.45.4
10/18/200510:052,419.646.77.564.9%7.810.5730.413.0
08/25/200511:151,986.364.16.873.3%8.170.5240.321.0
06/17/200512:00866.464.27.479.8%7.620.5170.315.5
04/19/200512:30488.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/24/200513:2521.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/28/200412:4098.552.17.973.2%7.450.5240.33.1
08/27/200411:20686.774.65.061.4%7.620.4500.329.3
07/15/200411:21770.169.65.664.4%7.520.4510.322.6
06/11/200410:002,419.265.53.538.3%7.230.3420.222.3
05/07/200411:30727.058.96.061.1%7.680.4280.356.1
04/15/200412:43101.255.310.2100.0%8.040.4180.316.1
03/26/200412:1041.952.38.681.0%7.460.3350.216.7
03/03/200411:00114.535.59.065.2%7.340.2740.29.0
01/02/200410:1598.536.311.586.7%7.610.3570.24.3
11/20/200310:37613.142.78.366.8%8.410.3020.22.5
10/23/200310:40133.443.211.191.0%8.730.4720.35.3
10/09/200313:17648.851.78.075.3%8.500.4660.36.3
09/25/200309:522,419.252.66.965.0%8.140.3590.231.7
09/11/200310:302,419.263.97.378.3%8.340.4710.321.3
08/28/200310:222,419.267.86.876.5%7.960.4720.323.6
08/14/200310:32920.869.25.563.5%7.650.4700.325.8
07/31/200310:20791.567.96.068.5%8.100.4680.316.8
07/17/200312:391,413.678.05.771.8%8.140.4680.341.2
06/19/200312:371,732.975.56.377.5%7.880.4630.326.2
06/05/200311:11613.153.88.683.7%7.990.4610.318.8
05/22/200313:26613.163.68.288.3%7.670.4490.315.7
03/27/200314:0527.953.916.7161.2%7.230.5030.3N/A
02/05/200312:25461.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/09/200312:5557.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/19/200212:501,986.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/11/200212:3050.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/14/200209:35150.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/24/200209:00125.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/10/200209:20648.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/26/200209:25629.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/12/200210:002,419.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/29/200211:051,553.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/15/200209:302,419.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/01/200209:301,986.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/18/200209:302,419.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/20/200209:351,732.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/06/200210:30770.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/23/200211:30131.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/02/200212:30185.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/26/200110:56686.748.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/19/200110:592,419.260.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/22/200113:232,419.280.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/08/200111:331,986.367.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/25/200113:002,419.265.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/11/200113:00980.466.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/27/200112:58866.480.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/13/200111:45686.774.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/31/200113:08307.662.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/16/200113:211,203.367.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/02/200113:12228.271.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count9366545455555555
Average795.156.87.568.8%7.680.4330.312.4
Minumum21.831.83.033.5%0.000.1660.11.4
Maximum2,419.680.616.7161.2%8.730.5730.456.1
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for BEA-40 (Bear Creek) between May 2001 and July 2009. This site is located in Section Number 26 of Wakeshma Township, North side of East 'Y' Avenue, between South 44th Street and South 46th Street.
 
 56 out of 93 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 14 out of 93 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 23 out of 93 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.