Water Quality Parameters: Temperature

Temperature is another physical parameter of water that refers to how cold or warm the stream is. In water quality monitoring and scientific field research, temperature is measured in degrees Celsius. Celsius temperature data can be converted to Fahrenheit by multiplying the Celsius reading by 9/5 and adding 32. The majority of trout streams in […]

Water Quality Parameters: Turbidity

Turbidity is a physical parameter that determines the cloudiness or clarity of water. It is measured in NTUs or nephalometric turbidity units. Water with noticeable or measurable turbidity is generally unfit for drinking (the drinking water quality standard for turbidity is 1 NTU) and excessive levels can block light from reaching aquatic plants, increase water […]

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The MSP project is funded by an ESEA, Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant through the Montana Office of Public Instruction. MSP was developed by the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and faculty from Montana Tech of The University of Montana and Montana State University, with support from other Montana University System Faculty.