Event Title

Comparison Study of the Water Quality the Ocmulgee River

Major

Chemistry

Faculty Mentor

Catrena H. Lisse

Abstract

The Ocmulgee River is a tributary of the Altamaha River, one of the largest freshwater contributors to the Atlantic Ocean, therefore, it is important to monitor water quality of the Ocmulgee River. The water quality parameters that are being monitored include nutrient levels, temperature, pH, and turbidity using on-site water testing kits and probes. Global Positioning System technology is used to map the testing locations and EPA guidelines are used to properly gather, bring back to the lab and test the samples. The testing locations were determined based on a water quality study of the Ocmulgee River from the 1970s. The data collected presently from the Ocmulgee River are then compared to the data collection from the 1970s study of the Ocmulgee River to discover any trends.

Session Name:

Coffee, Caffeine, and Chemistry

Start Date

10-4-2015 1:15 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 2:15 PM

Location

HSB 207

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Comparison Study of the Water Quality the Ocmulgee River

HSB 207

The Ocmulgee River is a tributary of the Altamaha River, one of the largest freshwater contributors to the Atlantic Ocean, therefore, it is important to monitor water quality of the Ocmulgee River. The water quality parameters that are being monitored include nutrient levels, temperature, pH, and turbidity using on-site water testing kits and probes. Global Positioning System technology is used to map the testing locations and EPA guidelines are used to properly gather, bring back to the lab and test the samples. The testing locations were determined based on a water quality study of the Ocmulgee River from the 1970s. The data collected presently from the Ocmulgee River are then compared to the data collection from the 1970s study of the Ocmulgee River to discover any trends.