Ridgeland, Mississippi, United States
From Lake Harbour Drive, turn on O B Curtis Drive and continue to the security guard house and gate at the O. B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. Park in the gravel parking area on the right across the security guard house. Walk directly across O. B. Curtis Drive and across the open lawn about 100 feet to the open or , narrowly wooded edge along the creek. Descend the creek bank just downstream of the elevated pipe across the creek and the riprap along a dirt path to creek. A security guard is present at the gate house 7 days a week. Testers should introduce themselves to the security guard on duty.
- Group: Mississippi State University : Mississippi Water Stewards
- Lat: 32.4036973
- Lng: -90.0888991
- Waterbody Type: Creek
- Timezone: America/Chicago
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Creek virtually stagnant, hardly any flow, hot and dry without any rain last 2 weeks.
virtually no flow, stagnant, scummy on surface.
virtually no flow in creek due to backwater flooding from Pearl River downstream
No flow in creek; water low; clear brown
Water: cloudy; some flow
Water was cloudy; high; good flow
Water level low; water is cloudy with oily sheen; slight flow
New security guard (Fred) called his supervisor when we arrived to make sure it was ok that we could test. LeAnn talked to the supervisor and explained who we were with and where we would be testing; he said that was fine as long as we did not enter the actual premises (inside the fence)
Creek very still (no flow) oily sheen, water very low
Water is clear, quite low; heard hawk and Carolina wren
Water up, brisk flow, frogs croaking, skunk smell in area