Environmental Health Bureau
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This report summarizes all water quality data collected at Site PCR-50, Portage Creek in the Portage Creek at Gage #04106500 Basin of the Portage Creek Sub-Watershed, which is part of the larger Kalamazoo River Watershed. (see map to the right)

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

Portage Creek at Gage #04106500 (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 17 61)
       Portage Creek
              PCR-50East side of Lovers Lane, upstream of Milham parkCity of Kalamazoo (34)


Site Code: PCR-50, Portage Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
05/28/200912:56218.757.110.7104.2%8.340.7690.54.2
12/29/200814:16101.939.813.7105.4%8.090.7800.56.3
10/22/200810:4698.846.312.410.5%8.290.7630.55.8
09/10/200809:00249.555.99.590.8%8.040.7430.58.2
07/02/200808:44248.162.49.396.4%8.100.7530.52.5
04/15/200809:4548.746.811.093.4%8.110.7350.55.7
03/18/200809:5877.643.312.096.9%8.200.5020.33.8
02/21/200810:5990.936.9N/AN/A8.740.8230.56.6
01/29/200810:28110.642.9N/AN/A7.580.9000.64.1
11/06/200709:25128.145.612.8107.4%8.110.7410.53.5
07/26/200710:4583.662.99.093.8%8.180.7510.52.1
06/19/200713:351,299.770.116.4185.4%8.080.7020.54.5
05/15/200713:2038.467.39.6105.1%8.480.7810.52.8
04/10/200713:0933.149.012.1106.1%8.740.7770.52.2
01/16/200713:0043.541.812.599.7%8.320.7430.510.6
11/16/200608:15325.546.110.285.7%8.050.6490.46.2
10/04/200610:45201.461.68.586.8%7.990.6750.4N/A
08/10/200610:50185.066.010.5113.2%8.160.7080.52.4
06/15/200610:05290.260.610.3104.5%8.170.7320.5N/A
04/27/200610:3037.353.411.4108.4%7.960.7450.512.0
03/23/200611:2517.345.57.161.2%8.610.7520.519.1
01/12/200611:2586.047.610.189.5%8.320.7650.510.4
11/15/200510:25193.552.59.388.0%7.930.7390.512.1
10/06/200514:30121.062.39.095.2%8.140.7580.55.4
08/31/200512:30184.265.97.580.9%8.220.7490.52.8
07/07/200514:5595.973.111.2134.1%8.390.7240.50.8
05/05/200513:5521.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
04/14/200512:0052.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/22/200512:45124.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/05/200412:25146.748.510.290.9%7.740.6230.45.7
10/06/200412:50133.453.110.9102.5%8.120.6730.45.4
01/25/200412:0590.846.610.389.4%8.030.7850.514.7
Summary
Statistics
Count3229272729292927
Average161.853.510.797.2%8.180.7360.56.3
Minumum17.336.97.110.5%7.580.5020.30.8
Maximum1,299.773.116.4185.4%8.740.9000.619.1
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for PCR-50 (Portage Creek) between January 2004 and May 2009. This site is located in Section Number 34 of City of Kalamazoo, East side of Lovers Lane, upstream of Milham park.
 
 2 out of 32 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 10 out of 32 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 20 out of 32 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.