First Pentecostal Church North

Prairie Branch Creek

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

The Prairie Branch test site is on the left downstream bank below the Flowood Drive bridge. It is accessible from the parking lot of the First Pentecostal Church of Jackson parking lot, 2153 Flowood Drive. From the intersection of Tree Tops Boulevard and Flowood Drive (Hwy 468), turn right from Tree Tops to Flowood Blvd. and go 0.2 miles, cross the bridge over Prairie Branch, then immediately turn to the first right into the the church lot. Mr. John Chatom (601- 936-0101, 601-966-1200) is the pastor, who has given permission via Will McDearman for PRK volunteers to park in the church lot for testing. The creek also can be accessed from behind Q & M Motors, 2141 Flowood Drive (601-939-2290), a used car lot next to the church, by walking from the front lot to the back (Figure 2). Be sure to inform and contact the Q & M manager if parking in their lot and going to the rear of their property. From the church parking lot, descend the creek bank for testing. After flooding or heavy rain, the fine silty soil on the banks can be muddy, extremely slippery, or deep – and the creek may not be accessible.

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Observation tests summary

Air temperature °C
25.0 Latest
26.4 Average
Water temperature °C
26.0 Latest
25.7 Average
Total coliform cfu per 100mL
5067 Latest
7640 Average
Incubation temperature °C
38.0 Latest
36.3 Average
E.coli cfu per 100mL
133 Latest
583 Average
Other coliform cfu per 100mL
4933 Latest
7230 Average
Incubation time (hours)
24.0 Latest
30.4 Average