Monthly Water Sampling Results for French Creek Download in CSV format

Sample Date by pH

Celsius C Fahrenheit F Transparency cm P mg/L N mg/L E. Coli MPN/100mL Ammonia mg/L Flow cfs Atrazine - Screen ppb Membrane Fecal Coliform /100mL Chloride (Lab) mg/L Sulfate mg/L Total Suspended Solids mg/L
10/10/17 12:20 8.13 11.0 51.8 60+
09/12/17 11:18 Karen Osterkamp 8.35 14.5 58.1 60+
08/08/17 12:00 Kevin Hanson 8.25 15.0 59.0 39
07/11/17 00:00 Guttenberg AIS 8.26 15.2 59.4 60+
06/13/17 11:55 Kevin Hanson 8.12 17.1 62.8 58
05/09/17 12:00 Kevin Hanson 8.07 11.2 52.2 5
04/11/17 11:16 Ross Evelsizer 8.38 7.7 45.9 60+
10/11/16 12:45 Kevin Hanson 8.24 14.1 57.4 60+ 0.2 1.5 327 4.2 14.6 5
09/13/16 12:40 Kevin Hanson 8.11 14.1 57.4 31 0.35 2.2 2481 5.7 14.0 22.7
08/09/16 10:10 Sindelar - Guttenberg 8.24 15.5 59.9 50 0.25 1.9 1333 4.9 16.3 8.8
07/12/16 11:15 R. Sindelar 8.12 18.0 64.4 60+ 0.06 1.5 2187 4.5 15.8 3.5
06/14/16 11:25 Kevin Hanson 8.27 15.8 60.4 31 0.23 1.8 1274 4.9 15.8 17
06/07/16 12:30 8.31 15.7 60.3 50
05/10/16 13:05 Kevin Hanson 8.28 12.7 54.9 60+ 0.2 2.2 1565 5.3 16.1 2.6
04/12/16 11:00 Ross Evelsizer 8.42 8.3 46.9 60+ 0.17 1.9 120 5.2 16.4 5.7
10/06/15 11:40 Kevin Hanson 8.5 12.3 54.1 60+ 0.04 2.1 331 4.9 16.9 0.8
09/01/15 12:45 Kevin Hanson 8.93 18.9 66.0 44 0.06 1.8 933 4.8 5.6 8.5
08/04/15 11:20 Josh Dansdill 8.4 16.8 62.2 60+ 0.06 2.1 583 6.0 14.4 4
07/07/15 12:40 Kevin Hanson 8.5 16.1 61.0 58 0.06 2.1 504 5.4 16.3 0.8
06/03/15 12:05 Kevin Hanson 8.49 18.3 64.9 60+ 0.03 1.9 350
05/05/15 12:40 Kevin Hanson 8.45 13.3 55.9 60+ 0.04 1.9 860
04/07/15 12:10 Kevin Hanson 8.21 8.9 48.0 60+ 0.04 2.0 1300
10/07/14 12:20 Kevin Hanson 8.34 12.0 53.6 60+ 0.06 1.9 560
09/02/14 12:30 Kevin Hanson 8.52 16.2 61.2 56 0.05 2.0 2000
08/05/14 11:00 Kevin Hanson 8.18 14.6 58.3 60+ 0.05 2.0 930
07/08/14 11:33 Kevin Hanson 8.48 16.9 62.4 58 0.03 2.0 1300
06/03/14 12:15 Kevin Hanson 8.49 16.4 61.5 31 0.08 2.1 3700
05/06/14 11:15 Kevin Hanson 8.39 11.4 52.5 60+ <0.02 1.9 97
04/01/14 10:40 Bill Kalishek 8.3 5.5 41.9 60+ 0.05 2.3 74
10/01/13 11:30 Kevin Hanson 8.52 14.3 57.7 37 0.02 2.0 490 <0.05
09/03/13 12:45 Kevin Hanson 8.48 14.3 57.7 60 0.03 2.0 550 <0.05
08/06/13 11:25 Kevin Hanson 8.26 15.4 59.7 56 0.06 2.0 2400 <0.05
07/09/13 00:00 Kevin Hanson 8.17 17.0 62.6 2 0.75 1.4 24000+ 0.17
06/04/13 00:00 Adam Grim & Crystal Krapfl 8.1 11.6 52.9 49 0.06 2.1 1200 <0.05
05/07/13 00:00 Kevin Hanson 8.57 13.8 56.8 60+ 0.03 1.9 440 <0.05
04/09/13 00:00 Josh Dansdill 8.08 7.8 46.0 20 0.15 1.9 11000 <0.05
04/09/13 00:00 Josh Dansdill 8.08 7.8 46.0 20 0.15 1.9 4600 <0.05
10/02/12 17:30 Kevin Hanson 8.51 14.4 57.9 60+ 0.05 1.9 3300 <0.05
09/04/12 16:40 Kevin Hanson 8.33 18.4 65.1 60+ 0.07 1.9 6900 <0.05
08/07/12 14:50 Kevin Hanson 8.22 16.8 62.2 60+ 0.04 1.8 840 <0.05
07/02/12 16:34 0.05 1.7 1700 <0.05
06/05/12 15:48 Dan Weber 8.49 18.0 64.4 60+ 0.03 1.6 440 <0.05
05/01/12 17:10 Kevin Hanson 8.54 12.8 55.0 60+ 0.12 1.7 310 <0.05
04/03/12 17:30 Kevin Hanson 8.1 15.4 59.8 60+ 0.02 1.9 110 <0.05
10/04/11 16:30 0.04 2.0 560 <0.05
09/06/11 15:45 Nikki Schlitter 8.79 11.9 53.4 60+ 0.03 <0.1 480 <0.05
08/02/11 16:35 Kevin Hanson 8.9 21.9 71.4 60+ 0.05 1.8 1000 <0.05
07/05/11 17:06 Kevin Hanson 8.9 19.6 67.3 60+ 0.03 1.7 930 <0.05
06/07/11 17:33 Kevin Hanson 8.8 20.0 68.0 49 0.05 1.9 4400 <0.05
05/03/11 18:20 8.7 11.1 52.0 60+ 0.02 1.9 270 <0.05
10/05/10 15:55 8.6 12.6 54.6 60+ 0.02 2.1 510 <0.05
09/06/10 18:10 Aaron Schwartzhoff 8.5 12.5 54.5 60+ 0.03 1.9 600 <0.05
08/03/10 16:40 Aaron Schwartzhoff 8.4 16.1 61.0 60+ 0.04 1.8 630 <0.05
07/06/10 17:28 Kevin Hanson 32 0.16 1.8 9200 0.06
06/01/10 14:50 Aaron Schwartzhoff 60+ 0.02 1.8 1400 <0.05
05/04/10 16:30 Kevin Hanson 60+ 0.03 1.8 310 <0.05
04/06/10 16:30 Aaron Schwartzhoff 8.9 48.1 60+ 0.03 1.9 2900 <0.05
10/06/09 15:55 8.07 10.4 50.7 60+ 0.11 1.8 24000+ 0.05
09/01/09 16:15 0.03 1.7 380 <0.05
08/04/09 16:35 8.29 15.8 60.4 60+ 0.03 1.7 510 <0.05
07/08/09 15:30 8.03 13.2 55.8 60 0.14 1.7 610000 <0.05
06/02/09 16:15 8.42 15.4 59.7 60+ 0.02 1.8 610 <0.05
05/05/09 15:50 8.28 12.5 54.5 60+ 0.03 1.8 470 <0.05
04/07/09 15:35 8.27 6.5 43.7 60+ 0.03 2.0 890 <0.05
10/07/08 17:25 0.02 1.8 310 <0.05
09/02/08 16:25 8.11 17.8 64.0 60+ 0.03 1.9 320 <0.05
08/05/08 15:40 8.07 15.3 59.5 60+ 0.05 2.0 1200 0.18
07/01/08 15:30 8.19 16.8 62.2 60+ 0.03 1.8 250 <0.05
06/03/08 16:23 8.2 14.5 58.1 60+ 0.04 2.0 3100 <0.05
05/06/08 16:10 Scott Gritters 8.07 14.2 57.6 60+ 0.04 2.1 80 <0.05
04/01/08 17:30 Aaron Schwartzhoff 7.2 45.0 60+ 0.03 2.0 50 <0.05
10/16/07 17:00 8.29 13.7 56.7 60+ 0.02 2.0 770 0.09
09/04/07 16:20 8.19 18.4 65.1 48 0.05 1.8 600 <0.05
08/07/07 16:05 8.13 17.7 63.9 19 0.27 1.6 56000 0.19
07/02/07 17:00 8.55 18.3 64.9 60+ 0.06 1.7 190 <0.05
06/05/07 16:00 8.27 17.5 63.5 60+ 0.04 1.6 540 <0.05
05/01/07 14:50 8.25 13.3 55.9 60+ 0.04 1.4 960 <0.05
04/03/07 15:30 7.89 9.6 49.3 50 0.06 1.8 6400 <0.05
10/03/06 15:00 8.18 12.9 55.2 60+ 0.04 1.4 3200 <0.05
09/05/06 17:00 60+ 0.03 1.5 380 <0.05
08/01/06 17:05 60+ 0.03 1.3 600 <0.05
07/05/06 17:19 8.69 19.9 67.8 60+ 0.03 1.3 230 <0.05
06/06/06 17:05 8.38 19.7 67.5 57 0.06 1.2 9800 <0.05
05/02/06 15:50 8.46 14.3 57.7 60+ 0.04 1.8 730 <0.05
04/04/06 16:26 60+ 0.04 1.6 10 <0.05
10/04/05 14:50 8.2 18.2 64.8 44 0.05 1.6 7900 <0.05 13.26
09/06/05 18:00 8.36 20.0 68.0 60+ 0.1 1.4 1400 <0.05
08/02/05 16:00 8.1 22.1 71.8 2 0.04 1.6 1400 <0.05 12.57
07/05/05 18:15 8.36 23.2 73.8 29 0.05 1.5 160 <0.05
06/07/05 17:45 8.5 9.6 49.3 60+ 0.1 1.4 1700 <0.05 15.5
05/03/05 16:06 8.65 15.7 60.3 60+ 0.03 1.7 160 <0.05 14.11
04/06/05 19:05 8.65 15.7 60.3 60+ 0.02 1.5 150 <0.05
10/26/04 16:43 0.11 1.6 11000 <0.05
09/28/04 17:05 0.02 1.5 420 <0.05
08/31/04 16:45 0.02 1.6 480 0.09
07/27/04 16:00 0.04 1.6 870 <0.05
06/30/04 17:15 0.22 1.3 60 <0.05
04/27/04 15:50 0.09 1.4 180 <0.05
05/02/02 15:45 <0.05 1.4 <0.05 <0.05 160.0
01/30/02 18:25 <0.05 1.7 <0.05 <0.05 30.0
10/11/00 17:15 0.2 1.5 <0.1 <0.05 90.0
  • 08/08/2017: Lots of cattle in stream at site
  • 05/09/2017: overcast, temps mid 50s. T-storms overnight over UIR, dropping variable amounts of rain (0.10 - 1.33 inches in Dorchester)
  • 09/13/2016: lots of bank erosion above site
  • 08/09/2016: cows grazing upstream 150 yds
  • 07/12/2016: Pasture with cattle right next to stream
  • 06/14/2016: Cattle in stream under bridge
  • 06/07/2016: Cattle downstream
  • 10/06/2015: Cattle near stream, cattle in stream below site
  • 08/04/2015: Low & clear
  • 06/03/2015: Data from 6/3/2015 (Regular Sampling date was 6/2/2015. No rain event occurred overnight.)
  • 10/07/2014: Cattle in stream, sand mining near stream
  • 05/06/2014: ph meter may not be working properly
  • 04/01/2014: Clear & Low
  • 10/01/2013: Cattle in the stream at sample site
  • 08/06/2013: Cattle in the stream at sample site
  • 05/07/2013: Low and Clear
  • 10/02/2012: Cattle in Creek at Bridge Site
  • 05/03/2011: Clear - normal flow
  • 09/06/2010: Normal flow
  • 06/01/2010: Normal Flow
  • 04/01/2008: Water Level Normal, Pretty Clear, Cattle Upstream, Recent Rain

Yearly Averages for French Creek (with comparison to all sites in the watershed) Download in CSV format

pH

Celsius C Fahrenheit F Transparency cm P mg/L N mg/L E. Coli MPN/100mL Ammonia mg/L Flow cfs Atrazine - Screen ppb Membrane Fecal Coliform /100mL Chloride (Lab) mg/L Sulfate mg/L Total Suspended Solids mg/L
All Years 8.4 (8.2) 14.7 (15.1) 58.4 (59.2) 60+ (60) 0.07 (0.15) 1.8 (5.7) 859 (299) <0.05 (0.07) 13.86 (18.32) <0.05 (0.14) 76 (74) 5.07 (15.85) 14.75 (14.37) 7 (11)
2017 Mean 8.2 (8.1) 13.1 (14.7) 55.6 (58.4) 56 (59)
2016 Mean 8.2 (8.2) 14.3 (15.1) 57.7 (59.2) 56 (60+) 0.21 (0.37) 1.9 (7.3) 922 (236) 4.96 (16.26) 15.57 (14.3) 9 (14)
2015 Mean 8.5 (8.4) 14.9 (15.1) 58.9 (59.1) 60+ (60+) 0.05 (0.09) 2.0 (5.8) 621 (197) 5.28 (15.12) 13.3 (14.49) 4 (5)
2014 Mean 8.4 (8.2) 13.3 (13.9) 55.9 (57.0) 60+ (48) 0.05 (0.16) 2.0 (6.2) 622 (479)
2013 Mean 8.3 (8.2) 13.5 (13.9) 56.2 (57.0) 42 (49) 0.16 (0.14) 1.9 (6.3) 1724 (437) 0.06 (0.08)
2012 Mean 8.4 (8.3) 16.0 (16.3) 60.7 (61.4) 60+ (60+) 0.05 (0.09) 1.8 (3.7) 903 (230) <0.05 (0.06)
2011 Mean 8.8 (8.4) 16.9 (16.9) 62.4 (62.5) 60+ (60+) 0.04 (0.08) 1.6 (5.5) 817 (214) <0.05 (<0.05)
2010 Mean 8.5 (8.0) 12.5 (13.9) 54.6 (57.0) 60+ (60+) 0.05 (0.1) 1.9 (6.1) 1122 (436) <0.05 (<0.05)
2009 Mean 8.2 (8.2) 12.3 (13.4) 54.1 (56.1) 60+ (60+) 0.06 (0.08) 1.8 (4.3) 2629 (204) <0.05 (0.05)
2008 Mean 8.1 (8.1) 14.3 (15.0) 57.7 (59.1) 60+ (58) 0.03 (0.12) 1.9 (5.7) 323 (357) 0.06 (0.09) (0.09)
2007 Mean 8.2 (8.1) 15.5 (15.4) 59.9 (59.8) 58 (53) 0.08 (0.22) 1.7 (6.2) 1490 (745) 0.07 (0.06) (0.11)
2006 Mean 8.4 (8.2) 16.7 (16.5) 62.1 (61.7) 60+ (56) 0.04 (0.14) 1.4 (5.3) 532 (388) <0.05 (<0.05) (0.12)
2005 Mean 8.4 (8.5) 17.8 (16.6) 64.0 (61.9) 52 (55) 0.06 (0.11) 1.5 (5.3) 721 (180) <0.05 (0.11) 13.86 (18.32) (0.14)
2004 Mean 0.08 (0.1) 1.5 (5.4) 525 (170) <0.05 (0.05) (0.19)
2002 Mean 0.04 (0.21) 1.6 (5.9) <0.05 (0.15) <0.05 (0.09) 69 (32)
2001 Mean (0.14) (12.6) (0.1) (0.54) (934)
2000 Mean 0.2 (0.41) 1.5 (4.8) 0.08 (0.12) <0.05 (0.21) 90 (157)

How to Read the Table

GREEN: Better than average water quality compared to other sites in the watershed

BLACK: Average water quality compared to other sites in the watershed or N/A

RED: Worse than average water quality compared to other sites in the watershed

GRAY: The average value from all sites in the watershed. Useful for comparison.

*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 0.0% 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 84.3% 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).

One-time Rainfall Event Samples for French Creek (Not part of above statistics)

Sample Date by pH

Celsius C Fahrenheit F Transparency cm P mg/L N mg/L E. Coli MPN/100mL Ammonia mg/L Flow cfs Atrazine - Screen ppb Membrane Fecal Coliform /100mL Chloride (Lab) mg/L Sulfate mg/L Total Suspended Solids mg/L
03/14/07 14:20 22 0.3 1.8 1100 0.34
07/25/05 17:05 8.4 12.2 54.0 60+ 0.08 1.7 3600 0.07
05/25/04 17:00
05/25/04 17:00 0.1 1.9 1900 <0.05
07/29/02 16:25 <0.05 1.4 <0.05 0.05 14000.0
06/04/02 17:20 0.5 1.4 0.1 2.6 16000.0
06/15/01 15:26 0.1 1.5 <0.1 0.16 8400.0
04/03/01 15:56 <0.1 1.5 <0.1 <0.05 120.0
07/05/00 18:22 <0.1 1.4 <0.1 0.06 2000.0
05/18/00 21:20 1.2 1.3 0.2 3.0 200000.0
02/24/00 17:10 <0.1 1.6 <0.1 <0.05 510.0

Site Information

NameFrench Creek
Code29-FRE-10
CountyAllamakee
Latitude43.4192
Longitude-91.3928
UTM_X630106.0
UTM_Y4808627.0
Sampled byIowa DNR Fisheries ~ Guttenberg Hatchery

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