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Paines Creek Moonshine Timeline Graphs
Select Water Quality Indicator

Selection of water quality indicators is controlled by drop-down menu on the upper right. This graph shows the value of each water quality indicator measured for each monitoring event at this location. It offers a preview of possible upward or downward trends over time.

Results are categorized as base flow and stormwater. These stream flow categories are loosely defined. BASE FLOW corresponds to normal or low flow conditions. STORMWATER corresponds to elevated flows following rain or snow melt, as judged by online hydrographs of USGS gauging stations, if available, and/or as judged by volunteers based on their familiarity with the stream and their observation of factors such as stream turbulence and turbidity. Though loosely defined, these two flow categories provide a useful approximation of the impact of runoff on water quality.

Paines Creek Moonshine Monthly Average Graphs

Selection of water quality indicators is controlled by drop-down menu on the upper right. This graph shows the monthly average base flow and stormwater concentrations of each water quality indicator since the beginning of the monitoring program.

Results are categorized as base flow and stormwater. These stream flow categories are loosely defined. BASE FLOW corresponds to normal or low flow conditions. STORMWATER corresponds to elevated flows following rain or snow melt, as judged by online hydrographs of USGS gauging stations, if available, and/or as judged by volunteers based on their familiarity with the stream and their observation of factors such as stream turbulence and turbidity. Though loosely defined, these two flow categories provide a useful approximation of the impact of runoff on water quality.

Description

Samples are collected downstream of a small waterfall, roughly 150 upstream of the large Moonshine Falls where water flows swiftly over a bedrock stream channel. \r\n\r\nDirections: Park on the entrance to the old Moonshine Rd. After roughly 20\ the old road is blocked by an earthen burm. Walk down the old road towards Paines Creek until the road begins to bends to the left. Turn right onto a small trail along the streambank and continue for about 100\ or until you can find a safe route down the bank to the st

Rationale

Characterize water quality before creek goes over falls

Details
Latitude, Longitude N 42.7272, W -76.6872
Location Type SYNOPTIC
Miles from stream mouth 1.35