Upstream of Farm
At the upstream site, BCRET has installed flow gauging equipment to continuously monitor the flow of Big Creek as it enters the drainage area encompassing the fields permitted to receive swine slurry. At this site we have an automatic water sampler that will start collecting water during storm events for subsequent chemical analysis. We also have an in-stream sensor that will continuously measure water temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, and electrical conductivity.
Larry Berry (left) and Pearl Webb (right) using monitoring equipment to measure the contents of the water upstream of the farm.