Title

Comparing Water Chemistry Parameters and Macroinvertebrate Metric Scores Within Lycoming County MS4 Area

Item Type

Poster

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

Session

Poster session

Start Date

10-11-2017 8:00 PM

End Date

10-11-2017 9:59 PM

Keywords

West Branch Susquehanna River, Millers Run, Bull Run, urban stream, stormwater, MS4, Clean Water Institute

Description

From 2015-2017, Lycoming College CWI completed an assessment of over 250 stormwater drains in the Lycoming County MS4 area. There are five urban streams within this area that have outfalls and all drain into the West Branch Susquehanna River. The two largest urban streams, Millers Run and Bull Run were the focus of this project. The outfall survey showed that there are a total of 38 outfalls in Bull Run and 24 in Millers Run. In addition a PADEP study in 2017 shows impairment of Millers Run by aluminum (non-point origin). This study summarizes a pilot program to follow monthly changes in water chemistry and quarterly samples of macroinvertebrates to assess water quality of these urban streams. Samples for aluminum were also taken to understand the source and impact in the Millers Run watershed.

Language

eng

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Comparing Water Chemistry Parameters and Macroinvertebrate Metric Scores Within Lycoming County MS4 Area

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

From 2015-2017, Lycoming College CWI completed an assessment of over 250 stormwater drains in the Lycoming County MS4 area. There are five urban streams within this area that have outfalls and all drain into the West Branch Susquehanna River. The two largest urban streams, Millers Run and Bull Run were the focus of this project. The outfall survey showed that there are a total of 38 outfalls in Bull Run and 24 in Millers Run. In addition a PADEP study in 2017 shows impairment of Millers Run by aluminum (non-point origin). This study summarizes a pilot program to follow monthly changes in water chemistry and quarterly samples of macroinvertebrates to assess water quality of these urban streams. Samples for aluminum were also taken to understand the source and impact in the Millers Run watershed.