Mahomet, Illinois, United States
This site on the large gravel bar located on the west bank of the river about 160 feet upstream of the giant log jam. The exact location is strait forward as you exit the foot path onto the gravel bar.
- Site ID: R05-001-08
- Lat: 40.1868745
- Lng: -88.420136
- Waterbody Type: River
- Timezone: America/Chicago
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This monitoring event one week late due to flooding.
1 adult stonefly observed at the site
1 duck flew from site, was not able to id.
Monitored 1 week late due to high water levels and excessive ice.
Stream flow (cfs) from USGS gage 05570910.
Observed 1 adult winter stonefly and 10 geese at testing site
Ice has prevented operation of river gage #05570910 discharge, so cfs flow has been unavailable.
Birds were noticeably more vocal than they have been the last several weeks.
A large number of geese were present at the River Bend Forest Preserve. No other wildlife observed.
Roadways were salted the evening before and morning of monitoring. A Pileated Woodpecker was seen when we enter the preserve. No other wildlife was observed.
The chloride ppm(mg/L) value is entered as 33 because that is the lowest value on the conversion card. The true value is a little less.
Common gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis) observed on the trail to the site. Needed professional help identifying, because it was a stripeless morph and it had lateral red interscale pigment that is an occasional trait.