Our first full day of water testing was conducted at the end of August. We tested the water in the slough and compared it to that of the channel. The water in the slough turned out to be between poor and acceptable water quality, while the channel read an acceptable quality. We did not expect the channel’s water to be better than the slough’s so we were surprised at the results. While out at the site, we laid some traps and found various aquatic life including stickleback fish, pumpkin seed fish fry, and tadpoles.
ARMS will be going out again in the fall to record what aquatic invertebrates (water bugs) are using the blind channel and to record the water quality in slightly cooler temperatures