Site 2: External Stream
The water quality of the external stream, our site 2, was moderately good
with the following parameters:
pH value was 7.0, and the temperature 19 degrees Celsius, considered optimal for most organisms. The conductivity value of 182.38 uS is similar to Kiheipua Pond. These values are typical values for lakes and streams. Our turbidity measurement was 8.155 NTU, exceeding the State criteria of 2 NTU. The stream showed signs of soil erosion and decaying organic matter, contributing factors of turbidity. The D.O. (Dissolved Oxygen) value was 7.5mg/L, and corresponds to 85% saturation, an adequate D.O. level.