Water Quality Monitoring in the Kayaderosseras Creek and Saratoga Lake:
Past, Present and Future
Kristina Connolly '07 and Judy Halstead, Department of Chemistry
The project has three related goals: collecting, reading and analyzing past sources of water quality data and monitoring in Saratoga Lake's watershed and surrounding regions, conducting a field and laboratory assessment of current water quality parameters in the tributaries of Saratoga Lake, and recommendations for future water quality monitoring projects. Past sources were organized into bibliographies to be shared with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and state and local agencies. A tributary survey, event sampling and a main branch sampling were conducted in the watershed testing for conductivity, dissolved oxygen and pH in the field and collecting samples for the testing of nutrients, common anions, suspended solids, and metals in the laboratory. The project serves as a stepping stone to future water quality monitoring projects and a basis to recommendations for future studies.
Full report is not available. Please contact Judy Halstead for more information.