Water Sampling at Laurel Creek

The ARTS 490 class took water samples at different points along the reach of Laurel Creek that runs through the university.

A student in lab gear collecting a water sample from Laurel Creek

Field Work

Students went out into the field to take water samples at four points in Laurel Creek on campus: Upstream of Health Services, Downstream of Health Services, Upstream of the Ceremonial Fire Grounds and Downstream of the Ceremonial Fire Grounds.

Four people collected at a desk, looking at a laptop

Water Testing

Students in class tested the samples from the field for different parameters: Hardness, Alkalinity, Carbonate, specific conductivity, and pH.

Results of Water Testing

Image of a graph showing the results of water testing