Environmental Health Bureau
(269) 373 - 5337, www.kalcounty.com/eh

This report summarizes all water quality data collected from Kalamazoo River, which is part of the Kalamazoo River Corridor 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.

Kalamazoo River at Gull Creek (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 17 52)
       Kalamazoo River
              KAL-10MDNR Public access boat launch site (Fort Custer Recreation Area)Charleston Township (14)
Kalamazoo River at Morrow Lake Dam (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 17 53)
       Kalamazoo River
              KAL-25West side of South 35th Street, south of City of GalesburgComstock Charter Township (24)
              KAL-30River Oaks County Park Public access siteComstock Charter Township (23)
              KAL-35MDNR Public access boat launch site (Morrow Lake)Comstock Charter Township (22)
Kalamazoo River at Portage Creek (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 17 63)
       Kalamazoo River
              KAL-40River Street @ Merrill Park in ComstockCooper Charter Township (19)
Kalamazoo River at Silver Creek (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 17 66)
       Kalamazoo River
              KAL-90Northeast side of 'D' Avenue @ 'D' Avenue landingCooper Charter Township (15)
Kalamazoo River at Spring Brook (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 17 65)
       Kalamazoo River
              KAL-75South of Patterson avenue @ Verburg River ParkCity of Kalamazoo (15)
              KAL-80North of Mosel Avenue along Commerce StreetCity of Parchment (3)


Site Code: KAL-10, Kalamazoo River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/24/200310:50261.359.87.576.6%8.590.6040.44.2
09/10/200309:40156.569.27.383.9%8.490.6490.44.9
08/06/200312:00298.772.76.779.4%8.240.6150.44.3
07/23/200309:10290.961.56.063.0%7.860.5350.35.2
07/11/200309:00193.563.86.873.8%7.910.5440.410.0
06/27/200310:00980.467.45.358.7%7.840.5050.328.1
06/13/200309:30185.064.17.076.9%8.030.6180.412.0
05/30/200309:40917.662.96.771.3%8.170.6510.47.7
09/13/200110:21325.565.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/20/200110:30613.165.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/08/200109:54365.477.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/23/200111:00816.476.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/09/200111:11142.163.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/25/200112:02139.669.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/11/200111:30142.168.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/29/200111:48125.060.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/14/200111:0658.361.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
04/30/200112:0064.463.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count1818888888
Average337.566.26.773.0%8.140.5900.49.6
Minumum58.359.85.358.7%7.840.5050.34.2
Maximum980.477.67.583.9%8.590.6510.428.1
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for KAL-10 (Kalamazoo River) between April 2001 and September 2003. This site is located in Section Number 14 of Charleston Township, MDNR Public access boat launch site (Fort Custer Recreation Area).
 
 6 out of 18 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 9 out of 18 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 3 out of 18 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: KAL-25, Kalamazoo River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/24/200309:45435.259.37.475.3%8.560.5770.48.0
09/10/200309:00141.467.46.876.6%8.390.6220.45.2
08/06/200310:20148.372.06.576.5%8.260.5950.46.5
07/23/200308:44172.269.16.473.3%8.290.5940.414.0
07/11/200309:30290.970.85.969.3%8.230.5880.415.1
06/27/200310:422,419.671.76.069.9%8.030.5580.417.8
06/13/200309:55214.364.76.774.3%8.070.6030.411.9
05/30/200310:0861.364.27.075.9%8.110.6330.49.3
09/13/200110:03135.465.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/20/200110:12517.266.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/07/200109:31172.375.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/23/200111:26410.679.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/09/200111:38110.074.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/25/200112:2598.876.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/11/200111:4883.669.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/29/200112:20201.460.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/14/200111:2941.362.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
04/30/200109:5248.060.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count1818888888
Average316.868.36.673.9%8.240.5960.411.0
Minumum41.359.35.969.3%8.030.5580.45.2
Maximum2,419.679.57.476.6%8.560.6330.417.8
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for KAL-25 (Kalamazoo River) between April 2001 and September 2003. This site is located in Section Number 24 of Comstock Charter Township, West side of South 35th Street, south of City of Galesburg.
 
 4 out of 18 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 8 out of 18 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 6 out of 18 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: KAL-30, Kalamazoo River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/24/200310:02547.558.98.282.8%8.630.5530.411.7
09/10/200310:1054.667.58.696.4%8.490.6250.424.7
08/06/200313:15178.974.87.490.9%8.240.5920.45.5
07/23/200309:50139.669.75.159.4%8.140.5820.484.3
07/11/200310:05290.964.85.866.7%8.190.5830.424.4
06/27/200310:56727.070.45.866.9%8.030.6150.413.1
05/30/200310:2483.663.45.457.3%8.050.6260.447.8
09/13/200109:54129.664.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/20/200109:57547.567.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/02/200113:50162.478.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/18/200113:16127.477.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/05/200113:28191.868.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/21/200109:00238.268.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/07/200112:3098.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/24/200112:27248.967.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/09/200109:00113.061.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count1615777777
Average242.568.26.674.3%8.250.5970.430.2
Minumum54.658.95.157.3%8.030.5530.45.5
Maximum727.078.18.696.4%8.630.6260.484.3
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for KAL-30 (Kalamazoo River) between May 2001 and September 2003. This site is located in Section Number 23 of Comstock Charter Township, River Oaks County Park Public access site.
 
 3 out of 16 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 7 out of 16 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 6 out of 16 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: KAL-35, Kalamazoo River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/24/200312:18920.859.77.476.3%8.460.5530.416.4
09/10/200311:002.072.113.6160.5%8.670.5480.410.0
08/06/200313:2020.178.813.9176.7%8.760.5320.311.3
07/23/200310:1515.673.16.983.1%8.390.5840.48.4
07/11/200310:3593.370.85.767.3%8.240.5760.445.1
06/27/200311:1677.672.06.880.0%8.190.5980.417.3
06/13/200310:559.868.45.765.9%8.130.6000.48.2
05/30/200310:4718.767.36.775.4%8.140.6240.46.0
09/13/200109:4236.467.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/20/200109:46195.667.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/07/200109:1415.879.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/23/200111:40365.476.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/09/200111:5016.074.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/25/200112:3442.678.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/11/200112:0025.672.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/29/200112:30137.663.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/14/200111:4113.465.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
04/30/200109:36166.960.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count1818888888
Average120.770.48.498.2%8.370.5770.415.3
Minumum2.059.75.765.9%8.130.5320.36.0
Maximum920.879.213.9176.7%8.760.6240.445.1
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for KAL-35 (Kalamazoo River) between April 2001 and September 2003. This site is located in Section Number 22 of Comstock Charter Township, MDNR Public access boat launch site (Morrow Lake).
 
 2 out of 18 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 3 out of 18 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 13 out of 18 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: KAL-40, Kalamazoo River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/24/200313:3038.862.69.8103.3%8.880.5830.414.0
09/10/200311:2563.772.913.5159.9%8.560.5370.39.6
08/06/200313:30110.076.910.9136.4%8.530.5500.414.5
07/23/200310:3369.176.212.1149.5%8.740.5260.315.2
07/11/200311:052,419.674.38.4102.4%8.540.5530.429.0
06/27/200311:50172.577.88.0100.1%8.300.5900.44.8
06/13/200311:1547.167.88.395.2%8.220.6000.411.3
05/30/200311:0315.364.89.199.3%8.250.6130.414.1
09/13/200109:2940.868.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/20/200109:31107.667.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/07/200109:0066.379.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/23/200111:56145.079.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/09/200112:05178.278.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/25/200112:4549.678.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/11/200113:3072.370.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/29/200112:42107.162.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/14/200111:5513.466.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
04/30/200109:0512.060.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count1818888888
Average207.171.210.0118.3%8.500.5690.414.1
Minumum12.060.38.095.2%8.220.5260.34.8
Maximum2,419.679.613.5159.9%8.880.6130.429.0
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for KAL-40 (Kalamazoo River) between April 2001 and September 2003. This site is located in Section Number 19 of Cooper Charter Township, River Street @ Merrill Park in Comstock.
 
 1 out of 18 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 3 out of 18 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 14 out of 18 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: KAL-75, Kalamazoo River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/24/200313:49104.363.88.085.7%8.580.5150.318.0
09/10/200313:1021.375.911.5141.5%8.440.5520.426.4
08/06/200313:5517.580.614.9192.8%8.790.5570.439.3
07/23/200311:1045.075.99.0110.8%8.160.5330.346.7
07/11/200311:55165.873.76.679.6%8.030.4970.331.9
06/27/200312:30325.575.58.097.5%7.830.5780.452.2
06/13/200311:4764.470.99.3110.1%8.260.6400.472.4
05/30/200312:2219.565.09.9107.8%8.220.6510.432.3
09/13/200111:06113.067.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/20/200112:48193.568.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/02/200113:15272.378.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/18/200113:34129.683.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/05/200111:0450.471.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/21/200114:002,419.268.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/07/200112:0070.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/24/200112:01178.563.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/10/200114:00101.469.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count1716888888
Average252.571.99.6115.7%8.290.5650.439.9
Minumum17.563.76.679.6%7.830.4970.318.0
Maximum2,419.283.314.9192.8%8.790.6510.472.4
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for KAL-75 (Kalamazoo River) between May 2001 and September 2003. This site is located in Section Number 15 of City of Kalamazoo, South of Patterson avenue @ Verburg River Park.
 
 2 out of 17 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 4 out of 17 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 11 out of 17 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: KAL-80, Kalamazoo River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/24/200313:5886.262.98.388.6%8.770.6310.413.9
09/10/200313:2295.971.99.5111.7%8.320.5950.426.3
08/06/200314:0493.375.310.6130.0%8.480.6020.416.4
07/23/200311:18125.073.58.299.3%8.350.5830.422.5
07/11/200312:35325.573.26.881.9%8.260.6020.424.1
06/27/200312:45410.673.56.071.1%8.110.6520.48.5
06/13/200312:151,986.367.56.270.7%8.160.6400.49.6
05/30/200312:35112.663.57.984.8%8.150.6600.415.4
09/13/200111:1798.867.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/20/200113:00123.668.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/02/200113:2585.578.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/18/200113:47119.878.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/05/200111:1360.170.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/21/200114:101,203.365.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/07/200112:0760.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/24/200111:50228.263.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/10/200114:1555.269.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count1716888888
Average310.070.27.992.3%8.330.6210.417.1
Minumum55.262.96.070.7%8.110.5830.48.5
Maximum1,986.378.510.6130.0%8.770.6600.426.3
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for KAL-80 (Kalamazoo River) between May 2001 and September 2003. This site is located in Section Number 3 of City of Parchment, North of Mosel Avenue along Commerce Street.
 
 4 out of 17 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 1 out of 17 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 12 out of 17 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: KAL-90, Kalamazoo River
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/24/200314:20218.762.68.589.5%8.730.6460.420.6
09/10/200313:3559.471.79.2107.4%8.340.6250.49.9
08/06/200314:30121.174.48.7106.0%8.290.6340.416.7
07/23/200313:36172.573.58.8106.3%8.380.6240.418.2
07/11/200313:05461.171.47.385.8%8.290.6270.421.1
06/27/200313:25387.372.67.184.1%8.160.6600.48.0
06/13/200312:55313.067.27.786.9%8.140.6530.410.3
05/30/200313:0277.662.48.590.2%8.170.6730.413.1
09/13/200112:10122.267.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/20/200112:00435.266.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/02/200111:29129.176.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/18/200109:23272.374.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/05/200109:51178.268.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/21/200110:00118.770.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/07/200109:40110.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/24/200109:46191.866.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/10/200109:5195.964.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count1716888888
Average203.869.38.294.5%8.310.6430.414.7
Minumum59.462.47.184.1%8.140.6240.48.0
Maximum461.176.99.2107.4%8.730.6730.421.1
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for KAL-90 (Kalamazoo River) between May 2001 and September 2003. This site is located in Section Number 15 of Cooper Charter Township, Northeast side of 'D' Avenue @ 'D' Avenue landing.
 
 4 out of 17 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 5 out of 17 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 8 out of 17 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.