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8Sci_Water Quality

Mayfield - Water Quality Test

QuestionAnswer
What does DO stand for? dissolved oxygen
What is water with a pH of 3 considered? acidic
Where is riparian vegetation located? on the banks
Does warmer water hold more or less dissolved oxygen than colder water? less
What is turbidity? it is how cloudy the water is
What is water with a pH of 7 considered? neutral
What does organic mean? a substance that is considered carbon based
What does TDS stand for? Total Dissolved Solids
When does algal bloom occur? when algae grow rapidly due to excess nutrients
When do hypoxic conditions occur? when there is low oxygen in the water
What does inorganic mean? a substance that is NOT carbon based
What are the most important aquatic biological indicators? aquatic plants & animals
Is water with a pH above 7 an acid or a base? base
What is the formula for phosphates? PO4
What is turbidity? how cloudy or murky water is
Does murky water have high or low turbidity? high
Does clear water have high or low turbidity? low
What is gradient? a slope or the change in elevation over a given distance
What are examples of biological indicators? aquatic plants and animals
What does aquatic mean? water
When do anoxic conditions occur? when there is no oxygen in the water
What does eutrophication mean? the increase of nutrients in water that leads to excess plant growth
What is a non-point source? a source that comes from more than one site
What is a point source? a source that comes from one site
What is the formula for nitrates? NO3
What are 2 examples of non-point source pollution? car emissions & greenhouse gases
What are 2 examples of point source pollution? oil spill & factory smoke stack
What are the characteristics of anoxic water? water is green or milky white and has a rotten egg smell
What is the pH of pure water? 7
What is dissolved oxygen? the amount of oxygen in the water
What does TSS stand for? Total Suspended Solids
Created by: ndmsteach