Byram Swinging Bridge : Pearl River

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Observed by
Robert McAdory

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Water Quality Tests

pH (0-14) What's this? 6.5
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) What's this? 9.6
Hardness (mg/L) What's this? 50.0
Turbidity (JTU) What's this? 35.0
Alkalinity (mg/L) What's this? 5.0
Dissolved Oxygen (%) What's this? 85.0
Air Temperature ℃ What's this? 10.0
Water Temperature ℃ What's this? 10.5


No unusual smells or colors; no animals; a few tourists on the Swinging Bridge; dog that lives adjacent to west parking area seen in parking area and on bridge; current > 3 ft/sec in mid stream of river with debris; no wind. Current in collection area swirling and evident but < 1 ft/sec. Sky cloudy with uniform overcast. Rain of 1.22 inches in last 24 hours reported at nearby Riverbend weather station, and continuing large discharges from upstream reservoir due to heavy watershed wide rains three days earlier; water level 10 - 15 ft higher than 12-01-18 observations and 2+ ft higher than 12-29-18 observations; upstream gage was rising, and water level at collection site rose a few inches during the two hours on site 12-10-18. Water was clear to less than a half foot. Adequate depth.