Evaluation of the Clinton River Watershed Water Quality as an Indication of Salinization due to Road Deicing Methods

Authors

  • Lucas pascotto Athens High School
  • Rachel Webb Athens High School

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47611/jsrhs.v9i1.1190

Keywords:

science, environmental science, stream water quality, water quality, ph, total phosphates, nitrates, salt, salt content, road salt

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the full effect that road salting practices in Southeastern Michigan have had on local streams. The research method followed as an experimental procedure commonly used in the environmental science field. Variables measured include pH, total phosphates, nitrates, turbidity, salt content and conductivity. The resulting conclusions indicate a significant change in water quality between the non-winter and winter months tested. Although significant change was identified, no single value exceeded legal limits in the respective area.

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Published

09-15-2020

How to Cite

pascotto, L., & Webb, R. (2020). Evaluation of the Clinton River Watershed Water Quality as an Indication of Salinization due to Road Deicing Methods. Journal of Student Research, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.47611/jsrhs.v9i1.1190

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AP Research Articles