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

This report summarizes all water quality data collected from Austin Lake Outlet Drain, which is part 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.

Gourdneck Creek above Sunset Lake (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 34 51)
       Austin Lake Outlet Drain
              ALO-10South side of Long Lake Drive, east of South Sprinkle RoadCity of Portage (25)
              ALO-20East side of East Shore Dirve, north of Branch Avenue and near 9114 East Shore DriveCity of Portage (25)
              ALO-30South end of Austin Lake at outfall located at East Shore Drive and Woodhams AvenueCity of Portage (36)
              ALO-40North side of East 'TU' Avenue, between South 23rd Street and South Sprinkle RoadSchoolcraft Township (1)


Site Code: ALO-10, Austin Lake Outlet Drain
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
11/25/200810:4517.335.311.784.2%8.360.5250.31.4
09/30/200810:5029.267.06.671.9%8.590.3150.22.0
08/05/200810:00365.478.24.048.8%8.150.5080.31.2
06/12/200812:3558.377.29.4114.2%8.510.3300.21.5
04/03/200709:1015.854.56.460.4%8.010.4090.31.9
01/09/200713:352.037.611.888.0%8.280.4900.30.8
10/31/200609:105.248.710.087.5%8.260.5110.31.7
08/03/200610:30228.181.04.354.8%8.290.4940.3N/A
04/25/200609:3017.357.87.474.9%7.600.5310.30.5
01/10/200611:101.036.610.477.7%7.800.4890.317.4
11/01/200510:158.649.44.036.0%7.470.5150.32.5
09/20/200509:00152.968.75.257.8%8.410.4540.30.5
07/28/200511:1035.075.23.036.9%7.870.3500.20.6
05/19/200510:4047.159.87.980.8%7.930.5500.42.5
04/05/200510:503.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/08/200510:451.035.614.9111.2%8.010.3990.310.0
01/12/200510:251.034.414.5104.9%8.000.5530.416.1
11/10/200409:452.042.19.476.2%7.760.5090.39.3
10/07/200410:0013.455.69.087.2%8.720.4540.31.4
09/03/200409:3023.574.65.058.7%8.370.4610.30.7
07/28/200413:1248.773.67.589.2%8.720.3940.30.6
07/07/200412:0598.875.54.858.1%7.820.3990.31.5
05/21/200414:261,986.368.76.473.9%7.660.4470.30.8
04/28/200415:052.053.710.8103.8%8.530.4930.30.9
02/18/200413:254.135.313.8102.7%8.320.5720.43.9
01/29/200413:421.035.514.1103.6%8.380.5540.43.5
01/08/200412:441.032.114.5102.6%8.390.4920.31.8
11/13/200311:0020.140.912.6103.1%8.830.4720.32.3
10/30/200311:003.145.111.698.0%9.100.4700.32.2
10/02/200311:303.148.49.886.7%9.610.4460.31.2
09/17/200312:47104.667.97.485.2%8.660.4500.30.0
09/03/200311:0027.570.59.3107.8%8.800.4710.30.7
08/27/200314:2075.480.29.2117.2%8.950.4240.30.1
08/13/200312:2536.876.38.6106.6%8.880.4390.31.7
07/30/200312:20129.675.35.668.2%8.410.4670.32.0
07/16/200314:3027.576.910.7133.4%8.830.4530.37.0
07/01/200311:2555.576.68.9109.2%8.510.4760.31.6
06/17/200311:0066.374.210.1123.2%8.360.4750.33.6
06/03/200310:4558.164.69.1100.7%8.270.4870.31.9
05/23/200312:3713.263.18.995.0%8.290.5020.30.0
11/20/200211:552.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/06/200210:201.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/16/200211:2514.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/02/200212:2035.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/18/200212:00107.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/04/200212:0565.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/21/200213:1057.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/07/200212:4057.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/24/200212:1046.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/10/200212:3039.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/26/200210:4568.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/12/200211:0054.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/29/200210:30118.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/08/200210:4581.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/25/200110:3247.254.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/18/200109:44218.760.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/21/200109:4772.766.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/07/200109:53139.675.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/24/200109:38146.777.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/10/200110:4859.876.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/26/200110:52178.977.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/12/200110:55103.973.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/30/200110:2212.259.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/15/200110:36127.465.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/01/200111:5514.366.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count6550393939393938
Average87.161.18.986.7%8.350.4670.32.9
Minumum1.032.13.036.0%7.470.3150.20.0
Maximum1,986.381.014.9133.4%9.610.5720.417.4
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for ALO-10 (Austin Lake Outlet Drain) between May 2001 and November 2008. This site is located in Section Number 25 of City of Portage, South side of Long Lake Drive, east of South Sprinkle Road.
 
 2 out of 65 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 6 out of 65 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 57 out of 65 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: ALO-20, Austin Lake Outlet Drain
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
04/03/200709:303.054.28.479.0%8.520.5470.41.6
08/03/200610:45107.181.56.582.1%8.820.5030.3N/A
04/25/200610:002.057.28.887.5%8.120.5260.34.0
01/10/200611:301.035.012.088.6%8.380.5020.37.3
11/01/200510:355.249.89.182.6%8.390.5050.33.1
09/20/200510:0043.268.87.686.3%8.980.4540.31.5
07/28/200511:505.178.07.188.1%9.090.4180.31.5
05/19/200511:0023.160.39.092.5%8.110.5510.41.2
04/05/200512:001.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count98888887
Average21.260.68.685.8%8.550.5010.32.9
Minumum1.035.06.579.0%8.110.4180.31.2
Maximum107.181.512.092.5%9.090.5510.47.3
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for ALO-20 (Austin Lake Outlet Drain) between April 2005 and April 2007. This site is located in Section Number 25 of City of Portage, East side of East Shore Dirve, north of Branch Avenue and near 9114 East Shore Drive.
 
 0 out of 9 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 0 out of 9 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 9 out of 9 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: ALO-30, Austin Lake Outlet Drain
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
04/03/200709:501.054.28.781.0%8.630.5400.41.4
04/25/200610:30248.155.99.089.3%8.170.5290.33.0
01/10/200611:488.634.49.274.1%8.050.5220.316.7
11/01/200511:00157.650.710.798.1%8.560.4960.35.2
09/20/200510:2017.568.16.675.8%8.940.4500.33.4
07/28/200512:156.376.77.897.3%9.040.4250.34.3
05/19/200510:1521.659.28.284.1%7.930.5210.30.5
04/05/200511:301.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count87777777
Average57.757.08.685.7%8.470.4980.34.9
Minumum1.034.46.674.1%7.930.4250.30.5
Maximum248.176.710.798.1%9.040.5400.416.7
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for ALO-30 (Austin Lake Outlet Drain) between April 2005 and April 2007. This site is located in Section Number 36 of City of Portage, South end of Austin Lake at outfall located at East Shore Drive and Woodhams Avenue.
 
 0 out of 8 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 2 out of 8 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 6 out of 8 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: ALO-40, Austin Lake Outlet Drain
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
11/25/200810:251.038.010.478.3%8.730.3410.22.0
09/30/200811:05686.764.26.770.9%8.170.4470.33.7
08/05/200810:20387.360.64.546.0%7.810.5450.46.1
06/12/200812:55135.471.25.461.2%7.620.5430.43.3
03/20/200809:203.040.012.395.4%7.790.5610.41.7
04/03/200710:1527.253.27.973.4%8.170.5390.43.0
01/09/200712:007.535.613.194.5%8.300.5240.30.8
10/31/200609:3026.951.43.935.5%7.600.5590.41.2
08/03/200611:002,419.665.05.558.7%7.720.4590.3N/A
04/25/200611:00150.049.37.668.3%7.530.5610.43.3
01/10/200611:2077.140.28.466.5%7.870.5740.45.3
11/01/200511:30365.449.75.548.9%7.660.5660.44.8
09/20/200510:351,203.357.65.960.1%7.630.5960.410.0
07/28/200512:35214.264.45.457.9%7.490.4990.33.9
05/19/200511:20193.552.35.954.7%7.450.5690.44.2
04/05/200512:1512.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/08/200511:1515.837.710.177.2%7.490.5420.44.2
01/12/200510:40307.637.69.673.2%7.130.4760.315.5
11/10/200410:0030.142.36.250.8%7.160.5790.46.9
10/07/200410:20248.949.27.163.5%7.740.5460.45.0
09/03/200409:05325.559.95.050.4%7.540.5470.42.7
07/28/200410:54165.858.46.464.6%7.420.4890.32.9
07/07/200410:571,732.971.15.664.7%7.440.4270.37.0
05/21/200413:1558.354.85.250.6%7.400.5040.310.3
04/28/200414:40238.256.16.159.8%7.550.4930.314.1
02/18/200411:4531.337.09.572.5%7.970.5070.36.2
01/29/200413:257.435.57.756.8%7.670.5030.33.8
01/08/200412:154.135.78.865.8%7.610.4920.32.9
11/13/200313:1527.841.28.065.3%8.390.5020.32.9
10/30/200311:38127.446.46.152.6%8.710.5020.32.4
10/02/200311:45298.744.47.663.6%8.680.5150.34.3
09/17/200313:18727.060.96.365.0%7.760.5160.311.9
09/03/200310:14547.559.56.263.7%8.010.5140.38.5
08/27/200314:362,419.669.94.956.8%7.630.4480.312.2
08/13/200312:38613.163.55.862.5%7.840.5080.39.9
07/30/200312:002,419.661.35.962.4%7.830.4900.33.6
07/16/200313:50285.165.16.267.7%7.860.5050.326.4
07/01/200312:03613.161.15.557.7%7.850.5180.36.7
06/17/200311:18133.456.86.161.3%7.750.5070.38.1
06/03/200311:1570.553.06.562.1%7.700.5120.35.8
05/23/200312:53107.651.56.156.8%7.700.5160.33.2
03/26/200311:5020.347.010.996.5%7.320.5450.4N/A
03/06/200314:305.135.314.8108.7%7.920.5700.4N/A
02/20/200311:3014.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
02/12/200314:304.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/22/200310:0510.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/15/200310:508.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/08/200315:1012.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/18/200215:00158.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/12/200209:5586.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/20/200210:3052.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/06/200211:15120.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/16/200214:30517.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/02/200211:10574.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/18/200210:15727.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/04/200210:50629.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/21/200212:104.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/07/200211:001,413.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/24/200212:101,119.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/10/200213:00980.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/26/200209:40629.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/12/200209:30118.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/29/200212:30172.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/08/200211:10436.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count6442424242424239
Average395.052.07.264.8%7.780.5160.36.2
Minumum1.035.33.935.5%7.130.3410.20.8
Maximum2,419.671.214.8108.7%8.730.5960.426.4
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for ALO-40 (Austin Lake Outlet Drain) between May 2002 and November 2008. This site is located in Section Number 1 of Schoolcraft Township, North side of East 'TU' Avenue, between South 23rd Street and South Sprinkle Road.
 
 23 out of 64 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 12 out of 64 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 29 out of 64 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.