Water Quality Index Score: 77, Fair
We tracked two parameters of concern in San Luis Rey Watershed:
Turbidity: Two-thirds of the turbidity samples exceeded healthy standards
Levels of pH: Over half of the...
Water Quality Index Score: 76, Fair
Our data in San Dieguito Watershed show:
Ammonia, phosphorus, and turbidity measuring at marginal on our Water Quality Index Scores
Ammonia and phosphorus are nutrients. In the...
Water Quality Index Score: 64, Marginal
A few key takeaways from our Pueblo Watershed data:
Chollas River sites often had very high phosphorus and ammonia
Volunteers found and removed lots of trash from...
Water Quality Index Score: 62, Marginal
Our data in Sweetwater Watershed showed:
Very low dissolved oxygen levels
Usually high ammonia and phosphorus concentrations
Again, another watershed indicative of extremely low water flows creating high...
Water Quality Index Score: 12, Poor
Let's acknowledge that we only gathered one sample from the Tijuana Watershed in 2014. Thankfully, the Tijuana-based sewage treatment plant handles and purifies 50 million...
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