April 8th, a Monday, first day after the week-long spring break vacation, FA takes several busses down to the WenYu river to collect out data and later to make this field study blog post. The weather was cold but getting warmer. The last visit, the water level was a lot higher, for some reason the water level of the river was a lot lower this trip. All around the site, we saw flowers growing in and trees budding, this is a sign of spring.
In April the, River’s water level was a lot lower, thus resulting in a lower flow rate averaging 0.073 meters / second, last time the average flow rate was 0.222333333 meters / second. We think the lower water level might be because of a Dam up river, perhaps the water flow was being controlled by someone.
A repeating trend is that when the weather is colder the flow rate is slower, it seems as if it was colder today than last time, but this time flow rate was the lowest average, and this was definitely not colder than some of the winter days.
The Turbidity was shown no obvious pattern, although, we can tell that September has had the lowest turbidity and it was increasing until is reaches 103, then it dropped back down to an average of 57.5 NTU and Aprils average was 64.7 NTU.
Next time we collect data, I wonder if the flow rate will average higher or lower than this time. I think it will be a lot higher due to this trips unexpected low water level, once the water level goes back up the flow rate’s average should to.
Next time we collect data, I wonder if the Turbidity will average higher or lower. I think it will be higher because this trip the flow rate was slower, slower flow rate means less turbidity, and since I am expecting the water level to rise as well as the flow rate, the Turbidity will also naturally rise as well.