Environmental Health Bureau
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This report summarizes all water quality data collected from Axtell Creek, which is part 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 Mouth K-River (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 17 62)
       Axtell Creek
              AXT-15North side of pedestrian bridge between Crosstown Parkway Apartments & Paris CleanersCity of Kalamazoo (21)
              AXT-25West side of bridge North of National City parking lotCity of Kalamazoo (22)
              AXT-45South side of Crosstown Parkway, immediately downstream of John Street.City of Kalamazoo (22)


Site Code: AXT-15, Axtell Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
05/28/200912:302,419.654.66.157.6%7.911.0260.7N/A
12/29/200813:50167.046.69.177.0%7.801.0850.710.5
11/18/200811:40161.647.98.068.9%7.811.0310.76.4
10/22/200810:17285.150.08.171.7%7.800.9620.64.8
09/24/200808:45579.456.47.068.0%7.680.9870.611.2
09/10/200808:45866.455.46.461.2%7.670.9770.65.5
07/30/200808:25365.459.3N/AN/A7.630.7420.56.7
07/02/200808:20658.656.9N/AN/A7.630.9120.65.8
06/04/200808:302,419.656.4N/AN/A7.530.9460.68.6
03/12/200812:1229.549.39.482.7%7.820.9710.64.8
01/14/200813:05920.845.68.370.2%7.773.0242.010.4
11/27/200711:00172.347.99.380.5%7.680.9530.65.8
08/21/200712:252,419.660.75.151.8%7.470.9430.615.2
08/21/200712:252,489.060.75.151.8%7.470.9430.615.2
06/21/200712:253,978.063.86.568.1%7.670.9990.6N/A
06/19/200710:1524,196.066.95.762.3%7.260.5220.358.4
05/15/200710:05193.558.28.079.0%7.890.9570.69.0
04/10/200710:4041.048.18.372.2%8.070.9640.64.8
01/16/200710:3577.642.18.971.1%7.730.9890.67.8
11/16/200609:45461.149.87.566.1%7.760.8590.64.9
10/04/200609:302,419.659.05.453.8%7.500.8230.5N/A
08/10/200613:15980.464.46.771.0%7.580.9310.64.7
06/15/200611:48980.461.96.061.1%7.531.0150.7N/A
04/13/200611:05198.957.14.141.1%8.190.9620.614.6
02/14/200614:0025.948.07.061.7%7.950.9660.614.0
01/12/200614:35686.749.56.761.3%7.840.9670.613.6
12/01/200510:301,203.345.87.362.5%7.760.9780.612.5
10/12/200513:05816.455.16.765.0%7.600.9510.64.6
09/22/200512:152,419.662.25.254.7%7.490.6480.442.5
08/10/200513:452,419.665.74.953.4%7.480.8610.617.2
06/23/200514:05579.463.96.469.1%7.460.9380.615.1
04/25/200511:30160.752.78.781.8%7.630.9380.67.7
04/07/200512:00116.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/07/200512:001,046.245.87.867.1%7.350.8640.616.5
01/25/200513:2095.946.57.564.7%7.581.0950.719.0
11/05/200411:30178.952.56.762.3%7.360.9280.68.5
10/06/200411:50579.454.17.470.2%7.490.8520.612.4
07/30/200412:122,419.257.97.069.8%7.340.8360.55.1
07/02/200412:151,046.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/20/200413:55208.455.76.463.7%7.400.8090.511.5
04/23/200414:2660.158.68.081.2%7.630.9100.612.7
03/31/200412:30206.353.87.874.2%7.690.8750.614.7
03/11/200414:3098.848.28.374.4%7.560.9090.615.4
02/19/200414:101,046.249.36.761.3%7.570.9830.625.7
01/30/200412:32325.543.68.570.2%7.710.8590.632.5
01/09/200412:0091.044.88.572.9%7.660.9090.610.0
12/10/200314:042,419.249.08.475.5%7.560.7400.519.7
11/05/200313:421,413.652.27.596.6%8.210.8100.510.3
07/02/200309:36517.256.36.463.3%7.770.8230.56.9
06/18/200310:46248.157.36.868.3%7.700.8130.512.1
06/04/200309:001,203.353.16.057.9%7.590.8260.510.3
05/21/200310:02178.553.07.166.9%7.630.8390.56.0
05/06/200309:37107.653.16.663.0%7.500.8970.613.5
04/23/200308:3012.148.07.465.8%7.690.8860.625.7
04/09/200313:1748.051.78.276.7%7.770.9330.68.2
03/25/200309:44107.150.77.771.7%8.380.8730.6N/A
03/11/200309:3221.344.09.579.6%8.330.8950.6N/A
03/11/200309:3218.344.09.579.6%8.330.8950.6N/A
02/25/200309:3324.642.510.184.1%8.420.9680.6N/A
02/11/200309:1336.842.69.982.1%8.670.9300.6N/A
01/28/200309:2072.343.47.878.1%7.720.8600.6N/A
01/14/200308:53119.844.08.483.3%7.800.8780.6N/A
12/27/200213:0030.945.19.580.7%9.080.9600.6N/A
12/10/200213:4445.747.3N/AN/A7.820.9100.6N/A
11/19/200208:042,419.648.66.961.7%7.540.8140.510.3
11/07/200207:47755.548.97.263.6%7.400.9050.617.8
10/22/200214:19240.052.77.671.6%7.590.9040.66.6
10/08/200208:132,419.652.26.763.4%7.740.9000.65.8
09/24/200208:252,419.254.86.563.0%7.440.9320.611.0
09/13/200211:331,732.958.67.070.6%7.600.9200.67.9
08/28/200212:30517.261.46.971.9%7.430.9420.68.5
08/15/200212:00920.861.56.569.0%7.490.9040.61.4
08/01/200212:38920.864.06.772.7%7.490.9020.61.2
07/11/200212:54829.762.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/14/200209:40866.455.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count7573676771717158
Average1,119.753.07.368.8%7.720.9360.612.2
Minumum12.142.14.141.1%7.260.5220.31.2
Maximum24,196.066.910.196.6%9.083.0242.058.4
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for AXT-15 (Axtell Creek) between June 2002 and May 2009. This site is located in Section Number 21 of City of Kalamazoo, North side of pedestrian bridge between Crosstown Parkway Apartments & Paris Cleaners.
 
 41 out of 75 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 13 out of 75 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 21 out of 75 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: AXT-25, Axtell Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
05/28/200912:242,419.654.87.268.5%7.921.0080.79.7
12/29/200813:41214.346.18.975.3%7.761.2010.816.5
11/18/200811:28517.244.77.763.3%7.681.0380.721.1
10/22/200810:10579.448.88.271.6%7.860.9620.611.0
09/24/200808:36920.856.16.764.2%7.700.9880.69.8
09/10/200808:351,413.654.86.258.3%7.640.8730.616.1
07/30/200808:151,732.959.6N/AN/A7.670.9290.616.4
07/02/200808:131,299.756.7N/AN/A7.560.9250.68.1
06/04/200808:232,419.656.9N/AN/A7.500.9660.67.0
03/12/200811:5937.948.99.784.5%7.800.9980.66.6
01/14/200812:55613.145.28.369.3%7.6829.9501.918.4
11/27/200710:30517.247.09.883.5%7.740.9730.69.2
08/21/200712:451,860.060.45.959.6%7.560.9400.69.0
08/21/200712:451,011.260.45.959.6%7.560.9400.69.0
06/21/200712:101,672.062.16.768.9%7.740.9910.6N/A
06/19/200709:5524,196.067.67.076.3%7.310.5220.335.8
05/15/200709:40270.057.18.179.1%7.890.9790.66.6
04/10/200710:2051.247.98.876.2%7.981.0010.78.0
01/16/200710:20104.343.29.173.4%7.931.0750.714.5
11/16/200610:00378.449.07.364.0%7.710.8130.512.4
10/04/200609:152,419.659.65.756.7%7.500.7800.5N/A
08/10/200613:30770.164.06.973.1%7.630.9510.68.1
06/15/200612:001,203.361.65.758.5%7.581.0340.7N/A
04/13/200611:20122.357.74.342.9%8.170.9800.610.5
02/14/200613:4553.747.36.960.6%7.950.9980.614.2
01/12/200614:15259.549.87.164.3%7.920.9980.610.0
12/01/200511:001,413.645.57.664.3%7.781.0120.740.2
10/12/200512:501,413.655.36.664.3%7.630.9740.613.9
09/22/200511:552,419.662.55.456.8%7.520.8300.518.6
08/10/200514:002,419.666.65.055.9%7.540.8680.622.0
06/23/200514:20770.165.75.661.7%7.430.9730.610.9
04/25/200511:15387.352.59.085.0%7.670.9720.610.1
04/07/200512:1059.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/07/200511:48547.546.37.968.3%7.370.9190.614.5
01/25/200513:05104.346.17.665.7%7.621.1390.716.3
11/05/200411:10920.851.96.964.3%7.370.9520.68.6
10/06/200411:40866.454.37.571.5%7.540.8700.69.9
07/30/200412:402,419.259.06.666.7%7.410.8310.57.9
07/02/200412:501,119.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/20/200413:20387.757.76.666.0%7.450.8530.613.7
04/23/200414:0588.461.38.690.1%7.780.8410.524.9
03/31/200412:00186.054.78.582.4%7.750.8670.614.5
03/11/200413:5588.648.98.476.3%7.550.9280.620.6
02/19/200413:40117.848.79.283.2%7.720.9360.632.1
01/30/200412:05261.341.59.778.1%7.740.8370.517.8
01/09/200411:30307.642.09.275.4%7.700.9290.623.4
12/10/200312:562,419.247.88.474.9%7.610.6000.439.5
11/05/200313:30866.452.26.358.9%8.250.8040.514.4
07/02/200309:271,299.757.56.564.5%7.800.8580.624.4
06/18/200310:34686.759.05.960.5%7.680.8680.621.0
06/04/200308:402,419.653.25.956.7%7.600.8730.627.1
05/21/200309:48478.652.57.267.2%7.660.8810.68.3
05/06/200309:24146.752.66.460.6%7.600.9220.68.7
04/23/200308:2413.446.67.766.9%7.790.9260.610.2
04/09/200313:0965.751.98.680.5%7.850.9690.631.8
03/25/200309:33261.350.28.074.1%8.370.8930.6N/A
03/11/200309:2528.241.912.9105.0%8.221.0690.7N/A
02/25/200309:20111.240.211.189.7%8.191.1060.7N/A
02/11/200309:0387.840.210.181.9%7.380.9770.6N/A
01/28/200309:11143.942.28.381.0%8.000.8950.6N/A
01/14/200308:4577.642.58.683.9%7.760.8950.6N/A
12/27/200212:50122.344.510.084.4%8.650.9530.6N/A
12/10/200213:32224.747.216.9146.6%7.650.9140.6N/A
12/03/200213:30193.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/19/200207:552,419.647.86.759.4%7.590.8170.56.9
11/07/200207:37268.249.16.759.3%7.400.8670.68.4
10/22/200214:292,419.653.18.277.0%7.720.9140.67.6
10/08/200208:052,419.652.26.763.4%7.740.9000.65.8
09/24/200208:181,732.954.16.865.1%7.530.9170.610.5
09/24/200208:181,553.154.16.865.1%7.530.9170.610.5
09/13/200211:242,419.258.97.172.0%7.700.9290.65.4
08/28/200212:151,203.362.56.872.1%7.510.9270.67.2
08/15/200211:451,011.163.07.176.4%7.570.8840.62.9
08/01/200212:30755.565.37.076.6%7.560.8660.65.9
07/11/200212:452,419.262.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/14/200209:301,203.355.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count7673686871717160
Average1,221.453.07.771.3%7.711.3340.614.4
Minumum13.440.24.342.9%7.310.5220.32.9
Maximum24,196.067.616.9146.6%8.6529.9501.940.2
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for AXT-25 (Axtell Creek) between June 2002 and May 2009. This site is located in Section Number 22 of City of Kalamazoo, West side of bridge North of National City parking lot.
 
 48 out of 76 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 11 out of 76 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 17 out of 76 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: AXT-45, Axtell Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
05/28/200912:102,419.664.93.638.5%8.030.9890.69.0
12/29/200813:30547.537.910.578.7%7.821.3860.922.2
11/18/200811:10488.442.17.358.0%7.891.0230.77.6
10/22/200810:00178.552.07.366.8%7.920.9990.77.2
09/24/200808:1598.766.38.086.5%7.770.8340.56.7
09/10/200808:251,553.164.65.557.9%7.820.5160.38.5
07/30/200808:0077.676.5N/AN/A7.770.9350.67.2
07/02/200808:00123.671.4N/AN/A7.650.8720.613.2
06/04/200808:102,419.666.5N/AN/A7.580.9730.610.2
03/12/200811:2660.242.210.785.3%7.881.1700.87.5
01/14/200812:40157.640.58.163.5%7.891.1350.710.1
11/27/200710:10290.941.89.575.5%7.800.9660.68.4
08/21/200713:10547.564.64.447.0%7.800.4840.35.6
08/21/200713:10350.064.64.447.0%7.800.4840.35.6
06/21/200711:45804.074.23.338.6%7.800.9730.6N/A
06/19/200710:359,804.076.96.477.5%7.800.9260.610.2
05/15/200709:20191.865.44.447.5%8.051.0560.79.0
04/10/200710:004.143.69.980.5%7.951.3560.95.4
01/16/200710:00436.039.09.774.1%7.921.5971.011.8
11/16/200610:15365.446.17.261.1%7.830.9540.66.2
10/04/200609:051,119.964.05.052.3%7.580.7240.5N/A
08/10/200613:4549.675.13.743.7%7.760.9110.64.8
06/15/200612:1586.268.63.640.3%7.651.0340.7N/A
04/13/200611:45238.257.64.039.7%8.250.9770.615.0
02/14/200613:2024.640.06.753.0%7.951.2060.810.9
01/12/200613:55344.842.46.755.7%7.971.1760.815.7
12/01/200511:451,203.340.46.853.0%7.771.3970.916.3
10/12/200512:4098.556.37.169.8%7.901.0070.67.4
09/22/200511:35435.267.76.067.1%7.920.8820.611.1
08/10/200514:202,419.676.07.996.6%8.030.8240.517.2
06/23/200514:4069.771.56.272.4%7.810.9630.69.3
04/25/200511:05206.446.18.876.1%7.821.0190.79.6
04/07/200512:40106.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/07/200511:33116.245.78.473.0%7.591.5701.018.1
01/25/200512:55148.338.46.751.8%7.491.2240.817.7
11/05/200410:551,046.248.13.732.9%7.160.7240.512.1
10/06/200411:20101.754.48.782.9%7.940.8980.610.5
Summary
Statistics
Count3736333336363633
Average776.656.56.761.9%7.821.0050.710.5
Minumum4.137.93.332.9%7.160.4840.34.8
Maximum9,804.076.910.796.6%8.251.5971.022.2
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for AXT-45 (Axtell Creek) between October 2004 and May 2009. This site is located in Section Number 22 of City of Kalamazoo, South side of Crosstown Parkway, immediately downstream of John Street..
 
 17 out of 37 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 7 out of 37 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 13 out of 37 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.