Willow Creek : Willow creek drain s into Rondeau Bay Shrewsbury Ont Can

Chatham Kent, Ontario, Canada

  • Observed on: Sun, 29 Oct 2023 01:42:00 -0400
  • Testers Rick Sowinski and Maggie Jones
  • Lat: 42.2953704
  • Lng: -81.9335246
pH (0-14) What's this? 7.2
Dissolved oxygen mg/L What's this? 6.0
Secchi depth m What's this? 0.4
Chlorine ppm What's this? 0.0
Hardness mg/L What's this? 200.0
Alkalinity mg/L What's this? 120.0
Conductivity μS/cm What's this? 787.0
Air temperature °C What's this? 9.0
Water temperature °C What's this? 12.1



Current weather What's this?
  • rainy
  • windy
There was rain earlier that morning. It was windy 14 KM/H NE Cool, cloudy with overcast skies and rain near. It was 9*C outside.
Weather in previous 24 hours What's this?
  • rainy
  • windy
The weather in early afternoon was t shirt weather. But by late afternoon temp fell quickly. Rain over night. About 10*C .

Latest photos


There were lots of birds singing and chirping. The water level looked down even though we had rain last couple days. The lake side of creek centre was mostly clear (80%) of algae but the sides had Watercress (Nasturium) near culvert sides . The reeds were dying off. The grass s on sides were dying off. Water flow was slow. The wind was 14KM/H N/E .The temp was 9*C .There were 2 swans at creek opening in the bay.
On inland side of culvert away from bay some patch s of floating algae. 60% - 70% of creek open now. Waterlilies and Watercress were still present neat culvert. Reeds and grass's dying.
When leaving the test site enroute to test site #2 a BIG BUCK (8-10 point) came running out of a gully onto road right in front of us. Close call , we scared each other ,he was looking suprised .