Water sampling in Accotink Cr

Assistant researcher Mahdi Mojarrad and I visited Accotink Creek this morning to conduct our normal quarterly water quality monitoring for Fairfax City. It was a very chilly morning and there was ice covering much of the creek.

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In one place along Daniels run we had to break through the ice with our sledgehammer.

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The water looks very clear but the temperature was barely above freezing and the conductivity was elevated due to road salt runoff.

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