Environmental Health Bureau
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This report summarizes all water quality data collected at Site BEA-80, 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-80North side of Lawrence Road, immediately south of East Michigan Avenue (St. Joseph County)Leonidas Township (16)


Site Code: BEA-80, Bear Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
07/22/200911:101,100.065.48.287.7%8.750.5060.36.3
06/25/200909:25640.073.66.676.6%8.230.4650.310.1
06/09/200912:001,200.063.08.284.8%8.090.4650.312.9
05/19/200910:40210.055.49.186.5%7.940.3850.36.1
04/29/200909:55140.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A4.3
03/24/200909:5045.041.77.962.2%8.180.4110.32.7
02/11/200910:4545.034.110.574.5%8.350.2860.25.0
12/29/200809:45310.032.211.377.4%7.960.2510.27.8
11/24/200810:30100.032.213.592.8%0.000.4860.32.7
10/22/200810:15120.043.810.887.8%8.410.4880.32.0
10/02/200809:45360.051.59.989.2%8.450.4770.32.6
09/24/200810:20N/A61.48.586.8%8.250.4390.37.4
08/27/200809:30600.061.48.586.7%8.440.4850.34.5
07/23/200810:00430.068.17.481.9%8.190.4290.314.0
Summary
Statistics
Count1313131313131314
Average407.752.69.282.7%7.630.4290.36.3
Minumum45.032.26.662.2%0.000.2510.22.0
Maximum1,200.073.613.592.8%8.750.5060.314.0
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for BEA-80 (Bear Creek) between July 2008 and July 2009. This site is located in Section Number 16 of Leonidas Township, North side of Lawrence Road, immediately south of East Michigan Avenue (St. Joseph County).
 
 7 out of 13 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 2 out of 13 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 4 out of 13 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.