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

This report summarizes all water quality data collected in the Little Portage Creek 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.

Little Portage Creek at Gage #04097060 (State of Michigan Basin ID #: 34 43)
       Little Portage Creek
              LPC-30North side of East 'S' Avenue, between South 43rd Street and South 44th StreetClimax Township (27)
              LPC-45North side of East 'U' Avenue, immediately west of South 42nd Street (Closest To 42nd)Wakeshma Township (4)
              LPC-50North side of East 'V' Avenue, immediatley west of South 42nd Street (Furthest from 42nd)Wakeshma Township (9)
              LPC-70East side of South 38th Street, south of East 'XY' AvenueWakeshma Township (29)


Site Code: LPC-30, Little Portage Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/23/200911:252,419.661.0N/AN/A8.560.5630.48.5
05/05/200911:25325.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A4.7
11/25/200811:00307.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6.7
10/28/200810:25307.642.59.979.6%8.060.4910.36.8
09/30/200809:151,986.357.28.985.9%7.960.5240.38.4
08/06/200810:452,419.667.58.391.3%8.070.5270.313.2
06/11/200811:20721.565.9N/AN/A7.890.5230.310.8
04/17/200811:5083.651.712.3111.3%8.500.4580.33.7
03/20/200808:4585.534.412.387.4%7.830.3980.34.5
02/21/200811:0549.632.012.787.2%8.100.4250.35.0
11/28/200709:00222.434.0N/AN/A8.170.5710.46.5
08/29/200709:10816.464.67.477.9%7.920.5860.49.8
06/21/200707:50146.461.513.4137.0%7.820.5730.414.2
05/09/200708:452,419.660.97.374.0%7.890.3950.352.8
01/23/200710:0096.034.313.092.6%8.150.5130.315.1
11/07/200611:50325.547.79.581.5%7.940.5730.44.1
09/21/200609:30866.449.39.886.2%7.990.5710.47.2
07/13/200609:201,011.263.57.477.2%8.000.5710.4N/A
05/09/200613:15160.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/28/200611:45816.443.16.957.5%8.350.5340.35.8
12/06/200513:1063.133.011.381.2%8.030.4820.38.2
10/18/200508:301,986.345.58.572.3%7.950.6000.431.7
08/25/200508:251,413.657.17.473.9%8.040.5780.414.2
06/17/200512:55866.458.27.777.4%7.700.5650.415.7
04/19/200512:00178.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/24/200514:5533.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/28/200412:15648.851.98.376.7%7.710.5990.45.6
08/27/200414:001,986.372.25.967.3%7.670.5320.49.9
07/15/200415:05770.168.87.989.5%7.880.5200.313.3
06/11/200412:122,419.261.25.860.3%7.310.3710.254.4
05/07/200414:15435.255.311.8115.2%8.220.4760.34.9
04/15/200414:50162.453.111.3106.9%8.130.4900.34.8
03/26/200414:55601.550.97.367.7%7.410.3410.289.0
03/03/200415:0498.538.511.084.6%7.600.3550.211.0
02/11/200414:5048.732.611.380.7%7.670.5170.313.3
01/21/200413:3751.232.110.271.5%7.760.5550.49.0
01/02/200411:22111.241.211.794.6%7.810.4640.316.3
11/20/200314:20488.443.610.386.4%8.450.4460.310.0
10/23/200315:00143.949.310.392.0%8.580.5620.45.5
10/09/200313:35259.551.18.174.2%8.510.5440.46.1
09/25/200311:232,419.251.67.670.5%8.260.4430.329.5
09/11/200311:30165.061.37.376.0%8.190.5470.415.6
08/28/200312:001,299.762.87.579.2%8.140.5520.424.1
08/14/200313:301,203.368.39.0101.8%8.080.5440.411.5
07/31/200311:301,203.362.18.186.2%8.180.5380.313.7
07/17/200311:281,413.662.48.489.3%8.100.3570.335.4
06/19/200312:08381.164.47.986.5%8.080.5360.310.5
06/05/200310:44280.951.59.185.0%8.120.5210.36.9
05/22/200313:02344.855.210.197.7%7.980.5190.311.3
03/20/200313:0047.145.612.1104.6%7.700.5450.4N/A
02/27/200310:3518.332.416.8120.3%7.780.5090.3N/A
02/19/200314:4520.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
02/13/200315:008.631.815.3107.8%7.670.5700.40.4
02/05/200315:1030.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/16/200314:40344.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/09/200314:30183.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/19/200214:45461.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/11/200214:4038.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/14/200212:10102.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/24/200214:05271.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/10/200211:20160.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/26/200211:50658.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/12/200211:552,419.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/29/200209:50214.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/15/200211:30686.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/01/200211:201,553.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/18/200212:001,413.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/20/200211:301,046.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/06/200212:00258.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/23/200210:55207.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/02/200214:00231.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count7147444447474746
Average668.251.49.686.5%8.000.5100.314.6
Minumum8.631.85.857.5%7.310.3410.20.4
Maximum2,419.672.216.8137.0%8.580.6000.489.0
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for LPC-30 (Little Portage Creek) between May 2002 and September 2009. This site is located in Section Number 27 of Climax Township, North side of East 'S' Avenue, between South 43rd Street and South 44th Street.
 
 38 out of 71 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 16 out of 71 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 17 out of 71 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: LPC-45, Little Portage Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/23/200911:05579.460.89.394.3%8.490.5620.46.3
05/05/200911:15435.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A4.6
11/25/200810:50275.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A4.5
10/28/200810:10365.442.210.180.5%7.990.5020.34.8
09/30/200809:052,419.657.68.482.1%8.080.5320.36.0
08/06/200810:30920.868.97.987.8%8.190.5450.46.5
06/11/200811:101,119.964.5N/AN/A7.980.5230.312.4
04/17/200811:30101.751.512.2110.6%8.600.4550.33.6
03/20/200808:30235.935.012.992.5%7.940.3930.35.1
02/21/200811:00488.432.012.787.2%8.100.4250.34.3
11/28/200708:45344.132.5N/AN/A8.240.5780.44.7
08/29/200709:30488.465.97.681.3%8.130.5920.48.0
06/21/200708:15165.063.913.1138.2%8.070.5680.412.6
05/09/200709:052,419.661.17.475.2%7.950.4030.325.3
01/23/200710:20105.033.713.192.5%8.290.5240.38.5
11/07/200611:30125.947.09.782.6%8.020.5780.45.1
09/21/200609:00613.149.710.189.7%8.170.5740.49.1
07/13/200609:45533.565.67.782.7%8.160.5700.4N/A
05/09/200612:45129.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/28/200611:201,203.342.97.057.9%8.480.5310.35.9
12/06/200511:50167.431.910.371.4%7.890.6440.44.2
10/18/200509:10344.147.79.078.7%8.190.4280.37.6
08/25/200509:101,986.360.18.082.3%8.320.5800.410.2
06/17/200513:051,986.359.48.081.9%7.970.5610.415.0
04/19/200511:55547.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/24/200514:4552.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/28/200411:5598.851.37.467.9%7.620.6030.40.0
08/27/200414:27980.472.95.766.3%7.790.5450.47.7
07/15/200414:10365.461.77.882.1%7.530.5870.45.0
06/11/200412:202,419.261.66.164.7%7.180.3330.279.4
05/07/200413:4088.053.58.378.9%7.720.5740.411.6
04/15/200414:251,011.257.911.9119.5%8.280.5700.47.0
03/26/200414:28214.250.68.376.4%7.640.3950.328.8
03/03/200414:45260.242.010.787.6%7.560.4700.38.6
02/13/200314:001.041.910.486.1%7.630.5500.4N/A
Summary
Statistics
Count3530282830303030
Average674.052.29.385.0%8.010.5230.310.7
Minumum1.031.95.757.9%7.180.3330.20.0
Maximum2,419.672.913.1138.2%8.600.6440.479.4
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for LPC-45 (Little Portage Creek) between February 2003 and September 2009. This site is located in Section Number 4 of Wakeshma Township, North side of East 'U' Avenue, immediately west of South 42nd Street (Closest To 42nd).
 
 21 out of 35 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 6 out of 35 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 8 out of 35 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: LPC-50, Little Portage Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/23/200910:501,046.260.1N/AN/A8.510.5810.46.1
05/05/200911:00206.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5.6
11/25/200810:40261.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3.7
10/28/200809:50980.442.310.482.8%8.260.5190.34.5
09/30/200808:551,299.757.99.188.7%8.160.5470.47.2
08/06/200810:15866.468.26.874.8%8.210.5580.44.3
06/11/200811:001,203.364.2N/AN/A8.010.5300.314.9
04/17/200811:15111.950.912.0107.8%8.630.4600.33.1
03/20/200808:151,413.635.412.590.1%8.070.4000.34.0
11/28/200708:30410.632.7N/AN/A8.190.5710.44.0
08/29/200709:50727.066.27.580.8%8.160.6050.46.8
06/21/200708:351,299.764.413.8145.6%8.110.5770.414.8
05/09/200709:302,419.661.27.677.0%8.020.4030.351.1
01/23/200710:45228.233.813.292.6%8.330.5310.39.8
11/07/200611:1583.346.910.186.3%8.100.5870.44.1
09/21/200611:45920.851.610.594.8%8.280.5820.46.4
07/13/200610:201,011.266.08.186.7%8.240.5780.4N/A
05/09/200612:00209.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/28/200610:502,419.642.37.158.3%8.530.5350.35.8
12/06/200511:35111.932.010.775.6%8.040.6590.46.6
10/18/200509:35547.547.78.171.9%8.200.5100.36.9
08/25/200509:381,203.360.37.678.5%8.380.5840.48.8
06/17/200513:201,553.159.68.183.4%8.080.5770.412.5
04/19/200511:45101.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/24/200514:3546.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/29/200412:0560.531.711.177.5%7.500.5810.413.8
10/28/200411:4072.351.47.770.6%7.670.6170.42.4
08/27/200412:522,419.272.15.967.5%7.730.5170.416.3
07/15/200414:251,299.768.38.696.9%8.170.5280.313.5
06/11/200412:052,419.261.96.063.8%7.440.3680.235.6
05/07/200413:12104.655.49.996.5%8.280.4890.35.2
04/15/200414:0098.451.511.3105.5%8.390.4930.36.9
03/26/200414:05216.750.48.578.4%7.740.4000.321.7
03/03/200414:20104.637.310.278.3%7.740.3290.211.0
02/11/200414:2088.431.711.882.8%7.860.5260.39.8
01/21/200414:0545.031.810.774.5%8.000.5750.48.6
01/02/200412:36139.140.611.592.1%8.070.4640.39.0
11/20/200314:001,119.943.711.193.7%8.570.3970.37.5
10/23/200314:30378.448.210.693.3%8.710.5760.44.3
10/09/200312:55517.252.08.478.1%8.640.5560.44.2
09/25/200311:022,419.253.17.772.8%8.350.5240.329.4
09/11/200310:14721.562.38.084.2%8.450.5540.47.3
08/28/200311:451,119.965.37.986.7%8.370.5400.44.2
08/14/200312:581,986.370.49.9115.3%8.390.5410.43.7
07/31/200311:002,419.665.08.087.4%8.370.5400.420.4
07/17/200312:071,299.766.18.088.4%8.320.5340.325.8
06/19/200311:55435.259.88.689.3%8.230.5670.412.7
06/05/200310:30344.850.69.184.7%8.190.5670.413.7
05/22/200312:46224.752.99.488.8%8.040.5750.49.4
03/20/200312:2553.845.111.699.4%7.650.5560.4N/A
02/19/200314:20198.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
02/05/200314:40613.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/16/200314:1035.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/09/200314:00146.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/19/200214:202,419.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/11/200214:0521.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/14/200211:5565.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/24/200210:30689.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/10/200208:55368.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/26/200211:201,986.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/12/200211:30394.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/29/200212:201,732.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/15/200211:002,419.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/01/200210:50727.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/18/200211:301,986.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/20/200211:001,732.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/06/200211:20579.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/23/200210:30261.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/02/200213:401,413.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count6945424245454545
Average849.052.59.486.2%8.160.5290.310.8
Minumum21.331.75.958.3%7.440.3290.22.4
Maximum2,419.672.113.8145.6%8.710.6590.451.1
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for LPC-50 (Little Portage Creek) between May 2002 and September 2009. This site is located in Section Number 9 of Wakeshma Township, North side of East 'V' Avenue, immediatley west of South 42nd Street (Furthest from 42nd).
 
 43 out of 69 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 10 out of 69 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 16 out of 69 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
  

Site Code: LPC-70, Little Portage Creek
SampleSampleE. coli BacteriaWater TemperatureDissolved OxygenpHConductivityTDSTurbidity
DateTime(MPN)(degrees F)mg/L% Saturation(units)(mS / cm)(g / L)(NTU)
09/23/200910:301,553.155.6N/AN/A8.330.5870.43.4
05/05/200910:45290.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6.0
11/25/200810:30209.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3.0
10/28/200809:30178.544.110.080.8%8.220.5310.32.4
09/30/200808:15686.756.49.187.2%8.060.5630.44.4
08/06/200810:001,986.361.9N/AN/A8.060.5670.43.3
06/11/200810:401,413.662.2N/AN/A8.000.5440.48.6
04/17/200810:55108.151.011.098.6%8.520.4950.34.6
03/20/200807:45488.437.712.089.6%8.420.4320.33.9
02/21/200810:30248.132.813.996.0%8.040.4640.36.6
11/28/200708:00151.536.4N/AN/A8.090.5750.43.5
08/29/200710:15770.162.67.577.9%7.970.5790.45.2
06/21/200708:501,203.360.014.1141.3%7.900.5740.45.9
05/09/200709:502,419.660.07.676.5%7.860.3810.2108.0
01/23/200711:10121.136.911.685.0%8.180.5460.46.8
11/07/200609:55410.647.99.783.2%8.020.5860.42.9
09/21/200611:25866.451.210.291.5%8.100.5800.43.1
07/13/200611:55223.063.18.689.1%8.150.5780.4N/A
05/09/200610:05166.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/28/200609:10101.043.76.050.5%8.200.5600.422.8
12/06/200509:5053.733.411.381.5%7.930.6180.47.2
10/18/200512:18866.450.48.072.5%7.970.6100.43.2
08/25/200511:401,046.257.38.181.0%8.160.5940.45.5
06/17/200513:401,119.958.08.080.4%7.930.5920.420.0
04/19/200511:35158.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
03/24/200513:5558.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/29/200411:4060.936.911.586.4%7.950.5940.410.6
10/28/200411:20275.551.37.871.5%7.530.6010.40.8
08/27/200410:532,419.274.07.088.6%7.480.4120.30.4
07/15/200410:50332.560.57.779.8%7.830.5370.38.0
06/11/200409:202,419.261.26.972.3%7.480.4130.367.5
05/07/200411:00307.654.98.481.4%8.010.5130.36.0
04/15/200412:16549.350.910.798.5%8.410.5140.35.2
03/26/200411:2571.750.18.780.0%7.740.4400.317.9
03/03/200410:30131.338.510.480.8%7.570.3570.220.6
02/11/200410:0049.633.711.684.0%7.890.5340.37.5
01/21/200410:3063.332.411.379.5%8.080.5550.49.9
01/02/200409:38285.140.412.398.1%7.960.4830.317.4
11/20/200310:201,986.344.510.992.5%8.670.4070.315.7
10/23/200310:12325.545.911.399.4%8.710.5540.49.9
10/09/200310:15172.551.38.275.2%8.410.5390.33.8
09/25/200309:452,419.252.97.772.2%8.260.4610.317.3
09/11/200310:05298.757.78.685.3%8.300.5080.34.7
08/28/200310:001,046.259.58.283.7%8.210.5360.33.5
08/14/200310:18307.660.68.488.2%8.020.5460.44.0
07/31/200310:00410.656.98.484.2%8.160.5350.38.6
07/17/200312:55586.661.58.388.0%8.160.5370.329.1
06/19/200311:351,119.961.08.387.9%8.080.5450.449.7
06/05/200310:11344.151.39.184.9%8.090.5460.46.8
05/22/200312:24435.253.39.185.8%7.900.5430.44.4
03/27/200313:1515.652.616.3154.5%8.230.5850.4N/A
03/20/200309:4070.345.612.3105.9%7.700.5730.4N/A
02/27/200309:3030.131.816.9121.0%7.870.5840.4N/A
02/19/200312:40209.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
02/13/200311:5036.935.815.8119.1%7.420.5850.4N/A
02/05/200311:40133.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/16/200312:3064.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
01/09/200312:2054.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/19/200212:30461.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
12/11/200211:5517.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
11/14/200209:0029.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/24/200208:50378.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
10/10/200208:30313.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/26/200209:001,553.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
09/12/200209:302,419.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/29/200210:20355.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/15/200209:00550.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
08/01/200209:00980.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
07/18/200209:00920.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/20/200209:00980.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
06/06/200210:00686.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/23/200210:15227.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05/02/200212:00648.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Summary
Statistics
Count7349454549494946
Average609.050.410.088.7%8.050.5330.312.4
Minumum15.631.86.050.5%7.420.3570.20.4
Maximum2,419.674.016.9154.5%8.710.6180.4108.0
 
Above represents the summary statistics of ambient water quality conditions and below is a summary of E. coli bacteria results for LPC-70 (Little Portage Creek) between May 2002 and September 2009. This site is located in Section Number 29 of Wakeshma Township, East side of South 38th Street, south of East 'XY' Avenue.
 
 40 out of 73 water sample results exceeded 300 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 16 out of 73 water sample results were between 130 and 299 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.
 17 out of 73 water sample results were less than 130 bacteria colonies per 100 ml of water.