Beaver Creek, MN [04-BEM-10]

NameBeaver Creek, MN
Code04-BEM-10
CountyFillmore
Latitude43.5077
Longitude-92.3907
Sampled byFillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District

Sampling Location

Yearly Averages for Beaver Creek, MN [04-BEM-10] Download in CSV format
(with comparison to all locations in the watershed)

pH

Celsius C Fahrenheit F Transparency cm P mg/L N mg/L E. Coli MPN/100mL Ammonia mg/L Flow cfs Atrazine ppb Fecal Coliform /100mL Chloride mg/L Sulfate mg/L Total Suspended Solids mg/L
All Years 7.8 (8.2) 15.7 (15.1) 60.3 (59.2) 60+ (60) 0.12 (0.16) 7.6 (5.7) 224 (303) 0.08 (0.07) 11.14 (18.32) 0.15 (0.14) 138 (13321) 14.06 (15.67) 14.62 (14.42) 9 (12)
2017 Mean 7.6 (8.1) 14.6 (14.7) 58.4 (58.4) 60+ (59) 0.25 (0.37) 6.4 (5.7) 389 (359) 12.01 (15.39) 13.9 (14.51) 12 (15)
2016 Mean 7.8 (8.2) 15.2 (15.1) 59.4 (59.2) 60+ (60+) 0.6 (0.37) 10.7 (7.3) 140 (236) 16.54 (16.26) 15.14 (14.3) 7 (14)
2015 Mean 7.9 (8.4) 15.7 (15.1) 60.2 (59.1) 60+ (60+) 0.05 (0.09) 8.2 (5.8) 243 (197) 13.03 (15.12) 15.07 (14.49) 5 (5)
2014 Mean 7.7 (8.2) 13.7 (13.9) 56.6 (57.0) 43 (48) 0.11 (0.16) 10.8 (6.2) 528 (479)
2013 Mean 7.4 (8.2) 15.1 (13.9) 59.1 (57.0) 60+ (49) 0.07 (0.14) 9.0 (6.3) 112 (437) 0.06 (0.08)
2012 Mean 7.6 (8.3) 16.7 (16.3) 62.0 (61.4) 59 (60+) 0.09 (0.09) 2.7 (3.7) 180 (230) <0.05 (0.06)
2011 Mean 7.9 (8.4) 17.9 (16.9) 64.2 (62.5) 60+ (60+) 0.07 (0.08) 5.5 (5.5) 257 (214) 0.06 (<0.05)
2010 Mean 7.4 (8.0) 15.7 (13.9) 60.2 (57.0) 60+ (60+) 0.06 (0.1) 9.5 (6.1) 331 (436) 0.07 (<0.05)
2009 Mean 7.9 (8.2) 16.8 (13.4) 62.2 (56.1) 60+ (60+) 0.05 (0.08) 4.9 (4.3) 233 (204) 0.09 (0.05)
2008 Mean 7.7 (8.1) 15.3 (15.0) 59.5 (59.1) 60+ (58) 0.1 (0.12) 6.7 (5.7) 296 (357) 0.13 (0.09) 0.09 (0.09)
2007 Mean 7.9 (8.1) 16.0 (15.4) 60.8 (59.8) 59 (53) 0.07 (0.22) 9.3 (6.2) 194 (745) 0.05 (0.06) 0.14 (0.11)
2006 Mean 8.0 (8.2) 16.6 (16.5) 61.9 (61.7) 44 (56) 0.09 (0.14) 6.1 (5.3) 374 (388) 0.06 (<0.05) 0.09 (0.12)
2005 Mean 8.3 (8.5) 16.1 (16.6) 61.0 (61.9) 60+ (55) 0.06 (0.11) 8.4 (5.3) 123 (180) 0.12 (0.11) 11.14 (18.32) 0.14 (0.14)
2004 Mean 0.04 (0.1) 7.9 (5.4) 100 (170) 0.07 (0.05) 0.18 (0.19)
2002 Mean 0.05 (0.21) 7.6 (5.9) <0.05 (0.15) 0.08 (0.09) 46 (11159)
2001 Mean 0.08 (0.14) 12.0 (12.6) 0.08 (0.1) 1.1 (0.54) 430 (10137)
2000 Mean 0.08 (0.41) 2.8 (4.8) 0.08 (0.12) 0.09 (0.21) 30 (18412)

*All averages are arithmetic means, except for E. Coli and/or Fecal Coliform, which are calculated as geometric means. For purposes of calculating a mean, values that exceed the measurement limit (e.g., <0.05, 60+, <33) are assumed to be 20% greater or less than their limit (e.g., 0.04, 72, 26.4).

Water Quality Standards

For 25.3% of the data records, Nitrate+Nitrite exceeded 10 mg/L. 10 mg/L represents the U.S. Public Health Service recommended limit of 10 mg/L NO3-N (nitrate-nitrogen) in drinking water.

For 59.6% of the data records, E. coli bacteria exceeded 235 CFU/100 ml. 235 CFU/100 ml represents Iowa's single sample maximum water quality standard for primary contact recreational use (Class A1), secondary contact recreational use (Class A2), and children's recreational use (A3).

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Monthly Water Sampling Data for Beaver Creek, MN [04-BEM-10]

Sample Date Time by pH

Celsius C Fahrenheit F Transparency cm P mg/L N mg/L E. Coli MPN/100mL Ammonia mg/L Flow cfs Atrazine ppb Fecal Coliform /100mL Chloride mg/L Sulfate mg/L Total Suspended Solids mg/L
10/10/17 00:00 Caleb Fischer, Aaren Mathison 7.93 11.58 52.8 47 0.33 7.8 836 12.4 14.5 16
09/12/17 09:45 Caleb Fischer 8.1 16.86 62.3 57 0.27 1.2 331 11.5 17.5 8.8
08/08/17 00:00 Caleb Fischer 88 0.2 4.5 173 12.1 15.5 3.6
07/11/17 00:00 Caleb Fischer 7.17 19.05 66.3 38 0.37 11.7 1187 13.0 12.4 25
06/13/17 00:00 Caleb Fischer, Madeline Snyder 7.13 21.49 70.7 46 0.26 5.4 780 10.9 13.0 13.2
05/09/17 00:00 Caleb Fischer 12.5 54.5 48 0.16 8.4 408 12.4 12.0 9.6
04/11/17 00:00 Caleb Fischer 6.4 43.5 100+ 0.14 6.0 75 11.8 12.4 5.2
10/11/16 10:05 Jennifer Ronnenberg 7.83 13.43 56.2 100+ 0.17 8.1 121 12.7 14.5 1.8
09/13/16 09:55 Jennifer Ronnenberg 8.12 17.01 62.6 56 0.24 9.9 399 14.0 14.2 16
08/09/16 09:50 7.29 100+ 0.24 8.6 327 15.5 16.0 3.7
07/12/16 10:10 7.6 22.16 71.9 86 0.1 7.8 341 15.8 15.1 5.3
06/14/16 09:55 Siepker & Pribyl 8.02 18.9 66.0 59 <4.0 16.7 373 18.1 14.4 18.5
05/10/16 09:05 100+ 0.13 11.0 160 19.7 15.4 2.3
04/12/16 10:00 7.72 4.69 40.4 100+ 0.11 12.8 <4 20.0 16.4 2.5
10/06/15 09:20 Caleb Fisher & Jennifer Ronnenberg 8.46 13.7 56.7 60+
09/01/15 09:20 Caleb Fisher & Jennifer Ronnenberg 6.84 22.1 71.8 60+ 0.06 5.7 313 14.8 17.2 3.5
08/04/15 00:00 Caleb Fisher & Lindsey Weiss 60+ 0.07 7.2 187 13.1 15.2 6
07/07/15 09:20 jennifer Ronnenberg & Lyndsey Weiss 7.79 17.39 63.3 58 0.07 6.3 512 11.2 12.8 6.8
06/02/15 10:10 Jennifer Ronnenberg & Lyndsey Weiss 8.31 18.3 64.9 60+ 0.04 12.0 110
05/05/15 10:00 Caleb Fisher & Jennifer Ronnenberg 7.93 14.4 57.9 60+ 0.03 8.3 840
04/07/15 08:45 Caleb Fisher 8.15 46.7 60+ 0.05 9.7 75
10/07/14 09:15 Jennifer Ronnenberg 8.28 12.0 53.6 60+ 0.12 10.0 280
09/02/14 08:50 Jennifer Ronnenberg 7.08 18.8 65.8 27 0.16 7.1 2000
08/05/14 09:15 Jennifer Ronnenberg 7.86 21.3 70.3 60+ 0.05 3.0 830
07/08/14 10:05 Jennifer Ronnenberg 7.55 19.9 67.8 17 0.13 15.0 4400
06/03/14 10:20 Jennifer Ronnenberg 7.16 16.0 60.8 25 0.09 21.0 1400
05/06/14 10:20 Bill Kalishek 7.7 7.7 45.9 60+ 0.03 17.0 41
04/01/14 09:51 Theresa Shay 8.55 0.0 32.0 14 0.18 2.6 97
10/01/13 09:45 Joe MaGee 7.13 16.1 61.0 60+ 0.06 1.0 98 <0.05
09/03/13 09:55 Joe MaGee 7.5 16.6 61.9 60+ 0.05 1.4 310 <0.05
08/06/13 09:50 Joe MaGee 7.5 19.8 67.6 56 0.06 6.8 130 <0.05
07/09/13 00:00 Theresa Shay 23.9 75.0 52 0.06 12.0 550 0.06
06/04/13 09:55 Joe MaGee 7.88 12.42 54.4 58 0.07 17.0 160 <0.05
05/07/13 10:00 Joe MaGee 7.49 12.12 53.8 60+ 0.07 21.0 62 0.06
04/09/13 10:00 Joe MaGee 7.02 4.5 40.1 60+ 0.14 4.1 10 0.14
10/02/12 14:50 Joe Magee 7.74 12.9 55.2 49 0.09 <0.1 260 <0.05
09/04/12 14:55 Joe Magee 7.38 22.0 71.6 46 0.14 <0.1 180 0.08
08/07/12 14:50 Joe Magee 7.33 22.5 72.5 29 0.13 <0.1 84 <0.05
07/02/12 14:55 0.1 0.31 400 <0.05
06/05/12 14:55 Joe Magee 7.54 19.3 66.7 40 0.07 13.0 540 0.05
05/01/12 14:55 Joe Magee 7.72 11.1 52.0 60+ 0.05 4.7 97 <0.05
04/03/12 15:00 Joe Magee 7.71 12.3 54.1 100+ 0.06 0.82 74 <0.05
10/04/11 14:45 0.07 0.28 560 <0.05
09/06/11 14:55 7.75 14.1 57.4 38 0.09 0.51 300 0.08
08/02/11 15:00 7.9 24.6 76.3 49 0.09 3.4 390 <0.05
07/05/11 14:55 Joe Magee 7.83 21.4 70.5 60 0.06 8.1 440 <0.05
06/07/11 15:05 Joe Magee 7.88 21.6 70.9 68 0.05 11.0 1000 <0.05
05/03/11 14:50 Joe Magee/Jennifer Ronnenberg 8.2 7.6 45.7 100+ 0.03 10.0 10 0.14
10/05/10 15:05 Jennifer Ronnenberg 8.06 10.5 50.9 88 0.05 9.9 240 <0.05
09/07/10 15:00 Joe Magee, Jennifer Ronnenberg 60 0.08 7.5 1800 0.25
08/03/10 14:55 Joe Magee, Joel Grolen 7.51 21.8 71.2 89 0.11 11.0 710 <0.05
07/06/10 14:55 Joe Magee 7.84 19.9 67.8 63 0.07 14.0 880 <0.05
06/01/10 14:55 Joe Magee, EH 7.43 19.3 66.7 95 0.05 7.5 200 0.06
05/04/10 14:50 Joe Magee, Jason Carlson 6.95 13.3 55.9 100+ 0.03 9.7 74 <0.05
04/06/10 14:40 Joe Magee 6.86 9.2 48.6 100+ 0.03 7.2 110 <0.05
10/06/09 14:50 60+ 0.08 0.66 370 <0.05
09/01/09 15:05 0.06 1.0 120 <0.05
08/04/09 14:40 7.76 21.1 70.0 51 0.09 1.3 330 <0.05
07/07/09 14:45 7.92 19.4 66.9 60+ 0.03 8.2 1200 <0.05
06/02/09 14:50 8.1 13.3 55.9 60+ 0.04 12.0 310 0.38
05/05/09 14:30 7.95 13.4 56.1 100+ 0.03 7.3 230 <0.05
04/07/09 14:35 Adam King/Joe Magee 100+ 0.03 4.1 30 <0.05
10/07/08 14:40 0.12 0.35 760 0.17 0.23
09/02/08 14:40 7.66 21.7 71.1 47 0.07 0.86 290 <0.05 0.06
08/05/08 14:50 7.63 20.8 69.4 44 0.06 3.4 350 <0.05 0.06
07/01/08 14:40 7.99 17.7 63.9 100+ 0.03 9.9 780 <0.05 <0.05
06/03/08 14:50 7.93 12.9 55.2 60+ <0.02 13.0 330 <0.05 0.13
05/06/08 14:45 Adam Kina 18.0 64.4 60+ 0.03 11.0 20 <0.05 <0.05
04/01/08 14:40 Donna Rasmussen 7.26 0.6 33.1 7 0.36 8.3 500 0.56 0.07
10/16/07 14:50 7.81 13.4 56.1 60+ 0.07 9.2 370 <0.05 0.06
09/04/07 14:55 7.89 19.7 67.5 60+ 0.04 6.7 580 <0.05 0.06
08/07/07 14:50 7.64 22.4 72.3 39 0.1 2.9 0.12 0.49
07/02/07 15:05 8.07 20.0 68.0 55 0.05 7.9 400 <0.05 <0.05
06/05/07 14:50 7.95 14.6 58.3 55 0.09 16.0 310 <0.05 0.21
05/01/07 15:15 8.15 15.9 60.6 60+ 0.09 9.2 55 <0.05 <0.05
04/03/07 16:45 7.73 6.1 43.0 50 0.06 13.0 36 <0.05 0.06
10/03/06 14:40 7.97 16.9 62.4 55 0.06 2.1 150 <0.05 0.06
09/05/06 18:20 8.05 20.6 69.1 44 0.07 0.63 700 <0.05 0.05
08/01/06 14:40 7.78 26.2 79.2 21 0.18 0.1 570 0.08 <0.05
07/05/06 14:40 7.84 18.9 66.0 36 0.07 5.9 440 <0.05 0.08
06/06/06 14:40 7.85 20.1 68.2 54 0.09 7.9 1100 0.07 0.15
05/02/06 14:59 7.9 10.0 50.0 60+ 0.04 13.0 780 <0.05 0.23
04/04/06 14:55 8.27 3.6 38.5 25 0.1 13.0 45 0.09 0.051
10/04/05 14:55 8.47 19.9 67.8 60+ 0.05 9.9 350 0.6 17.32 0.08
09/06/05 14:35 8.34 21.4 70.5 60+ 0.07 3.2 290 <0.05 0.08
08/02/05 14:21 7.45 19.4 66.9 5 0.05 7.8 690 <0.05 8.87 0.08
07/05/05 18:50 8.31 21.9 71.4 57 0.06 9.1 270 <0.05 0.13
06/07/05 16:55 8.88 5.2 41.4 60+ 0.04 9.9 350 0.07 5.3 0.46
05/03/05 15:20 8.45 12.5 54.5 60+ 0.05 9.9 <10 <0.05 13.08 0.09
04/06/05 19:55 8.45 12.5 54.5 60+ 0.08 8.8 <10 <0.05 <0.05
10/26/04 17:17 <0.02 7.2 60 <0.05 0.06
09/28/04 14:30 0.04 10.0 310 <0.05 0.14
08/31/04 19:10 0.06 3.0 200 0.11 0.11
07/27/04 19:00 0.03 9.6 60 0.09 0.19
06/29/04 18:20 0.04 13.0 150 <0.05 0.46
04/27/04 14:20 0.05 4.4 30 0.09 0.13
05/02/02 15:58 0.05 11.0 <0.05 0.11 82.0
01/30/02 18:40 <0.05 4.1 <0.05 <0.05 10.0
06/06/01 14:15 <0.1 12.0 <0.1 1.1 430.0
10/11/00 13:18 <0.1 2.8 <0.1 0.09 30.0
  • 10/10/2017: High stage. Moderate flow. Cloudy conditions.
  • 09/12/2017: Slow moving, mostly clear.
  • 08/08/2017: Moderate clear flow. Little to no debris.
  • 07/11/2017: High flows. Turbid conditions.
  • 06/13/2017: Moderate, somwhat turbid flow
  • 05/09/2017: Moderate, cloudy flow
  • 10/11/2016: clear, steady base flow. Very little leaf debris.
  • 09/13/2016: Steady, elevated baseflows. Signs of recent high flow - little debris.
  • 08/09/2016: steady, clear base flow
  • 07/12/2016: fairly clear, steady flow
  • 05/10/2016: (Hwy 56 Bridge) clear, steady baseflow
  • 04/12/2016: Steady base flow. Some veg debris.
  • 10/06/2015: Very low stage, very slow, a few leaves in water
  • 09/01/2015: Slow moving, clear base flow
  • 08/04/2015: Level is low, with steady, non-turbid flow
  • 07/07/2015: Normal base flow, no debris
  • 06/02/2015: Steady base flow conditions, no debris
  • 05/05/2015: Steady, non-turbid flow
  • 04/07/2015: Moderate, non-turbid flow
  • 10/07/2014: Clear, non-turbid baseflow
  • 09/02/2014: Cloudy, elevated stage, 2-3" or percip. Over the past week
  • 08/05/2014: Low base flow conditions cloudy
  • 07/08/2014: Muddy, moderate flow, some leaf debris
  • 06/03/2014: Cloudy, leaf debris, elevated stage
  • 05/06/2014: Clear and normal water levels
  • 04/01/2014: Overcast, westwind 15-25mph, snow flurries
  • 10/01/2013: 70 degrees, partly sunny, beaver dam still blocking flow
  • 07/09/2013: Storm showers am
  • 06/04/2013: 55 degrees, Raining, rained over weekend
  • 10/02/2012: stagnant, sheen look to water
  • 07/05/2011: Hoop nets located near bridge
  • 06/07/2011: Hot!, Sunny
  • 10/05/2010: cool, water looks high & a little cloudy
  • 09/07/2010: 65 degrees, cloudy, rained last night
  • 08/03/2010: 75 degrees, cloudy
  • 07/06/2010: 75 degrees, cloudy, beaver dam still downstream
  • 06/01/2010: Sunny, 70 degrees, Beaver dam downstream of bridge
  • 05/04/2010: 60 degrees, sunny
  • 04/07/2009: 35 degrees, sunny, thin layer of ice near banks, pH meter not working
  • 05/06/2008: Medium Flow
  • 04/01/2008: Bankful, muddy, swift current, some floating debris

One-time Rainfall Event Samples for Beaver Creek, MN (Not part of above statistics)

Sample Date Time by pH

Celsius C Fahrenheit F Transparency cm P mg/L N mg/L E. Coli MPN/100mL Ammonia mg/L Flow cfs Atrazine ppb Fecal Coliform /100mL Chloride mg/L Sulfate mg/L Total Suspended Solids mg/L
03/14/07 16:25 30 0.33 3.0 580 0.34 <0.05
07/25/05 17:35 9.06 20.7 69.3 50 0.38 2.9 8200 0.07 0.42
05/25/04 12:01
05/25/04 12:01 0.12 22.0 470 0.06 1.4
07/29/02 19:10 0.12 0.5 <0.05 0.08 100.0
06/04/02 16:50 0.67 13.0 0.32 4.3 12000.0
04/03/01 15:55 0.2 6.7 0.1 0.06 10.0
08/17/00 15:10 <0.1 2.7 <0.1 0.16 810.0
07/05/00 13:20 <0.1 12.0 <0.1 0.48 450.0
05/18/00 21:00 0.2 15.0 0.4 5.0+ 14000.0
02/24/00 17:15 0.6 3.9 0.5 0.86 650.0

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