Citizen scientists, Valroy Mauldin, FOR Director and Tim Logan, FOR Evironmental Team Leader, take water samples each month for the Texas Stream Team program. The test reports the pH level, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and a recently added bacterium enteroccocus test conducted through a partnership with Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF).
May Field Observation Note: Sample date 5-09-17
Enterococci Bacteria (as analyzed by GBF)
- MPN 53 - Most Probable Number of colony forming unit (CFU) / 100 mL within 24 h
- GM 32.56 - Geometric Mean
Flow slow upstream. Large dead Alligator Gar in water next to bank 150 ft. downstream. Buzzards having a feast! Flow at saltwater dam - minimal water over the dam for last couple of weeks.