Environmental Health Bureau
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This report summarizes all water quality data collected at Site BEA-50, 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-50North side of East 'Z' Avenue, immediately west of South 44th StreetWakeshma Township (34)


Site Code: BEA-50, Bear Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
07/22/200911:40130.067.24.448.1%8.480.5220.33.4
06/25/200910:00520.076.14.857.0%8.020.4840.320.6
06/09/200912:35550.064.66.972.6%7.970.4820.314.6
05/19/200911:15120.057.57.775.2%7.800.3990.34.1
04/29/200910:55180.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3.4
03/24/200910:4045.041.98.063.2%8.120.4150.32.3
02/11/200911:2545.032.99.666.5%7.970.2790.22.9
12/29/200810:35450.032.29.061.4%7.900.2470.23.9
11/24/200811:2065.032.212.686.6%0.000.4930.33.6
10/22/200810:50120.044.49.779.6%8.140.4900.31.7
10/02/200810:30200.051.39.585.4%8.300.4850.34.1
09/24/200811:00300.061.57.980.4%8.040.4590.35.4
08/27/200808:231,100.065.47.782.0%8.390.4920.38.7
07/23/200811:05380.069.15.763.4%7.840.4510.317.0
06/11/200808:35456.969.3N/AN/A7.760.4860.315.9
05/28/200813:50298.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15.5
04/30/200808:451,553.147.910.187.3%8.020.4570.34.4
04/03/200808:0017.341.28.667.9%7.590.3040.21.9
03/05/200809:4559.432.19.363.5%7.660.3300.22.0
01/09/200808:30816.440.510.178.5%8.170.1920.19.0
01/09/200808:30820.040.510.178.5%8.170.1920.19.0
11/14/200708:10166.447.010.186.4%7.740.4810.31.7
08/10/200707:35613.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/10/200707:35960.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/20/200707:301,515.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/20/200707:30791.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/21/200709:35344.170.912.7144.5%7.970.5050.35.5
06/06/200710:55201.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/16/200711:551,223.060.56.566.0%7.880.3910.38.7
05/09/200710:152,419.667.16.267.1%7.970.4550.39.5
04/19/200709:4539.347.710.791.8%8.220.4330.33.5
Summary
Statistics
Count3124232324242426
Average532.352.58.676.2%7.670.4140.37.0
Minumum17.332.14.448.1%0.000.1920.11.7
Maximum2,419.676.112.7144.5%8.480.5220.320.6
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for BEA-50 (Bear Creek) between April 2007 and July 2009. This site is located in Section Number 34 of Wakeshma Township, North side of East 'Z' Avenue, immediately west of South 44th Street.
 
 17 out of 31 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 6 out of 31 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 8 out of 31 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.