Environmental Health Bureau
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This report summarizes all water quality data collected at Site POR-65, Portage River in the Portage River at Gage #04097200 Basin of the Portage River 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.

Portage River at Gage #04097200 (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 34 47)
       Portage River
              POR-65North side of East 'U' Avenue, between South 29th Street and South 31st StreetBrady Township (3)


Site Code: POR-65, Portage River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
10/21/200912:1518.148.112.4107.0%8.420.5080.32.6
04/29/200810:0832.753.810.092.7%8.620.4780.31.5
08/30/200710:5586.572.75.260.1%7.640.4580.31.1
07/12/200710:35129.673.64.654.2%7.790.4620.32.6
05/29/200712:50126.771.610.0113.9%8.020.4740.32.1
04/24/200713:1025.359.79.696.3%8.470.4830.31.9
01/11/200712:1574.936.413.297.1%8.370.4600.33.6
10/17/200612:55547.550.68.374.0%7.870.4690.3N/A
09/07/200611:40137.669.65.966.3%7.790.4370.31.0
06/22/200612:3052.974.96.678.2%7.910.4760.3N/A
04/18/200612:1016.056.45.453.4%8.770.4990.36.1
03/16/200610:30151.541.27.158.1%8.480.4760.315.4
11/17/200508:5517.337.310.378.9%8.290.5040.312.1
10/11/200510:4588.657.56.059.4%7.810.4910.32.0
09/01/200511:55110.671.43.842.6%7.720.4640.30.9
07/14/200512:20172.279.25.063.3%7.710.4460.32.0
05/12/200510:0574.357.08.786.4%8.080.5080.37.4
03/31/200513:2010.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/03/200510:4512.134.811.383.3%7.700.5110.34.6
10/19/200411:0533.649.66.860.8%7.860.4670.32.9
08/13/200410:25119.865.75.661.5%7.650.4380.32.1
07/09/200410:3565.070.35.765.3%7.540.4340.32.4
06/03/200409:5052.065.28.591.8%7.660.4100.35.6
05/13/200410:00272.360.24.652.6%7.400.3600.218.5
04/07/200410:1012.145.710.590.1%8.250.4390.35.1
03/17/200410:0213.536.211.284.6%7.950.4370.39.8
02/25/200409:40119.833.39.266.6%7.820.5210.321.7
02/04/200409:3018.731.810.272.1%7.850.5240.38.8
01/14/200409:5011.032.111.882.6%7.990.4620.35.1
12/11/200309:04160.736.513.298.8%8.170.4520.37.0
11/19/200311:301,203.348.89.081.2%8.320.3460.22.4
10/29/200309:3413.546.09.178.0%8.350.4350.33.9
10/08/200313:3529.257.17.473.5%8.150.4090.31.4
09/19/200309:42275.567.45.662.1%8.040.3950.32.1
08/07/200314:20101.779.36.380.0%7.960.3720.23.9
07/24/200309:17150.070.85.159.1%7.970.3950.38.1
07/10/200310:0665.777.05.771.8%7.950.4020.310.8
06/26/200310:0798.876.65.567.4%7.710.4250.38.6
06/12/200311:31108.167.77.484.0%7.950.4410.311.8
05/29/200312:3426.564.510.4112.6%8.320.4550.36.6
05/09/200310:57313.058.57.878.8%7.890.4680.313.1
03/19/200314:4055.441.810.989.1%8.370.5060.3N/A
02/20/200310:204.1N/A13.2106.5%7.660.5100.3N/A
02/12/200309:3021.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/22/200312:0029.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/15/200312:3511.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/08/200309:506.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/18/200214:358.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/12/200211:3013.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/04/200209:3037.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/13/200214:307.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/23/200209:5536.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/09/200208:5095.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/25/200209:19107.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/11/200209:50150.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/28/200211:20328.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/14/200210:45613.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/31/200210:00365.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/17/200209:55108.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/19/200210:0030.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/05/200210:00198.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/22/200210:3033.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/01/200213:009.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count6341424242424238
Average117.856.88.277.1%8.010.4550.36.0
Minumum4.131.83.842.6%7.400.3460.20.9
Maximum1,203.379.313.2113.9%8.770.5240.321.7
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for POR-65 (Portage River) between May 2002 and October 2009. This site is located in Section Number 3 of Brady Township, North side of East 'U' Avenue, between South 29th Street and South 31st Street.
 
 6 out of 63 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 9 out of 63 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 48 out of 63 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.