Downstream of Farm
At the downstream site we contracted with USGS, who installed flow gauging equipment to continuously monitor the flow of Big Creek, as it leaves the drainage area encompassing the fields permitted to receive swine slurry. At this site we have automatic water samplers that will start collecting water during storm events for subsequent chemical analysis and USGS have deployed a nitrate sensor. The information obtained by USGS at this site is provided real-time on their dedicated website. We also have an in-stream sensor that will continuously measure water temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, and electrical conductivity.