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Monitoring Watershed Health

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 18, 2017
1. Monitoring Watershed Health Marker
Inscription. How can we know if Crooked Creek is healthy or safe for recreation? Monitoring water quality with various test can give us our answers.

Chemistry Monitoring examines different variables like temperature, PH, dissolved oxygen, and water clarity to determine water quality.

Bacteriological Monitoring test water for the bacterial E coli which lets us know if potentially harmful fecal contaminations is present.

Biological Monitoring uses aquatic bugs or macro-invertebrates that live at the stream bottom to determine the creek’s health.

Volunteer Water Monitors have been keeping an eye on Crooked Creek and other local waterbodies for years. You can learn more about their findings and how you can get involved in water monitoring by contacting Alabama Water Watch.

Web: www.alabamawaterwatch.org Email: info@alabamawaterwatch.org Phone: 1-888-444-4785

Alabama Water Watch
 
Location. 34° 12.448′ N, 86° 59.452′ W. Marker is in Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on 1240 Co Rd 1043. Touch for map. At Clarkson Bridge Site. Marker is in this post office area: Cullman AL 35057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birds of Alabama (here, next to this marker); What is Water Pollution? (here, next to this marker); Where does your drinking water come from? (here, next to this marker); What’s the Big Deal about Litter?! (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity (here, next to this marker); What happens to my wastewater? (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Physical Diversity (within shouting distance of this marker); Land-Use and Water Quality (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
 
Also see . . .  Clarkson Covered Bridge. One of Cullman's most well known attractions and historically rich sites, Clarkson Covered Bridge, originally built in 1904, and was once used regularly by farmers and travelers to cross Crooked Creek, the weatherworn bridge is now closed to traffic, the centerpiece of a park built in period fashion to showcase the bridge and its historical significance. The bridge was torn in two, in 1921 by a huge storm. One piece was left intact, the other swept down stream and soon salvaged. One year later, the project to repair the bridge with the salvaged material was completed. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Environment

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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