Final Report on Fecal Coliform Bacteria levels in Sleepy Creek released

The Cacapon Institute recently released it’s 2014-2015 final report on Fecal Coliform Bacteria levels in the Sleepy Creek Watershed. Seven sites were sampled over the course of 15 months. The tests were done as a result of Sleepy Creek’s 2007 designation as an ‘impaired’ stream due to it’s high levels of Fecal Coliform Bacteria. These sites were sampled because the source of this More

Stream Survey Results for Sleepy Creek at Creek Rd. 8-29-15

Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek at Creek Road on 8-29-2015, 10 am. Participants: Jeff Iliff, Norman Dean, Chuck Marsh, and Leslie Millbourn. Latitude: 39-29-32  Longitude: 78-16-32 Water temp: 19  c. , Dissolved Oxygen: 10 Mg/l,  Dissolved Solids: 170 ppm Habitat conditions: 165 Sub optimal Biological conditions: 81 Optimal* *After looking at the results (67.6 suboptimal) and scrutinizing our test locations More

Stream Survey Results for Sleepy Creek at River Road

Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek near it’s mouth at River Rd.August 13 2015, 8:30 am. Participants: Jeff Iliff, , Bob Meadows, Norman Dean, Stan Oaks and Michael Brooks. Latitude: 39-40-10  Longitude: 78-5-9 Ambient temp: 87 deg. hot and sunny Habitat conditions: 152 Suboptimal Biological conditions: 76.8 Suboptimal There were 191 low tolerance benthic macroinvertebrates represented by 6 types, 133 ‘critters’ More

The iconic  limestone train bridge near the mouth of Sleepy Creek

Stream Survey results for Sleepy creek at Burnt Mill Bridge 7-31-15

Level 3 Stream Survey results for Sleepy Creek near Burnt Mill Bridge July 31, 2015, 8:00 am. Participants: Jeff Iliff, Maya Iliff, Bob Meadows, Norman Dean, and Kris O’Brien. Latitude: 39-38-47  Longitude: 78-7-45 Ambient temp: 90 deg. and sunny Habitat conditions: 178 Optimal Biological conditions: 81.6 Optimal There were 122 low tolerance benthic macroinvertebrates represented by 8 types, 98 ‘critters’ of 5 types More