Lily Cache Creek : Lily Cache Creek

Plainfield, Illinois, United States

Observed by
John Griffis
pH (0-14) What's this? 8.3
Chloride ppm What's this? 284.0
Water depth m What's this? 0.27
Conductivity μS/cm What's this? 1,070.0
Air temperature °C What's this? -3.3
Water temperature °C What's this? 0.42


Current weather What's this?
  • sunny
sunny, cold with snow cover.
Weather in previous 24 hours What's this?
  • sunny
Over the past week, it has been overcast every day except the past 2. We had 10 cm of snow, followed by some melt, then another 5 cm of snow and a brief shower of freezing rain. 1/30 and 1/31 high temperatures were in the low teens (Fahrenheit), lows several degrees below zero (Fahrenheit).

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The creek was mostly frozen oven with ice except in the middle. I stupidly stepped down from the bank, fell, then slid on my butt to get to open water, sampling while sitting in ice cold water. Then I scooted back. Next time--just skipping it if it is like this.