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Ecorse Creek 1996 Toxicity Testing. Prepared by: StreamTeam O.L.of Mt. Carmel H.S. in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). With special contributions from : Southgate Anderson H.S. and RIverview H.S. STREAMTEAM ‘96-’97.

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Ecorse creek 1996 toxicity testing l.jpg

Ecorse Creek 1996 Toxicity Testing

Prepared by: StreamTeam

O.L.of Mt. Carmel H.S.

in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)

With special contributions from:

Southgate Anderson H.S.

and RIverview H.S.


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STREAMTEAM ‘96-’97

  • Data/Graphs/Trends: Heavy Metals/PAH Sediment Concentrations in South Branch of Ecorse Creek

  • Data/Graphs/Trends: Heavy Metals/PAH Sediment Concentrations in North Branch of Ecorse Creek

  • Aquatic Invertebrate Study (w/Heavy Metal Comparisons): S.B. Ecorse Creek

  • Mt. Carmel H.S. Water Quality Testing: S.B. Ecorse Creek

  • Aquatic Invertebrate Populations (in relation to pH/DO Parameters): S.B. Ecorse Creek

  • Aquatic Invertebrate Study (w/Relationship to Heavy Metals): S.B. Ecorse Creek/Detroit Metro. Airport Upstream-Downstream Comparisons

  • Total Coliform Study: Ecorse Creek/Detroit River

  • Brodhead U.S. Marine Base: Drinking Water Analysis (for Pb)


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Heavy Metal Trends

South BranchEcorse Creek Sediment Analysis


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Ecorse C. (S.B.) Sed. Data

  • StreamTeam/DEQ Heavy Metals/Organics Testing (SPRING 1996)

  • Site DescriptionHeavy Metals (mg/Kg)

    • AsCdCrCuFePbMn

  • 01/Main: Jefferson 9.44.58513331000237650

  • 03/SB: 544 N. Drive 9.53.55910129000180605

  • 04/SB: Beaver Park8.92.549 8227000177555

  • 05/SB: Dix4.8<229 3716800103585

  • 06/SB: Telegraph1.4<2 119.5 5550 25150

  • 07/SB: Beech-Daly3.5<2 16 1310500 25330

  • 08/Harrison-Wick 6.8 3 47 76 22500 113 575

  • 09/SB:H-Hildebrandt 9.15.580128290006051300

  • 10/SB: H-Goddard4.3<231 2112600 29280

  • ERM (Effects Range Median) 85 9.6 145 390 40000 110 1100


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    Ecorse C. (S.B.) Sed. Data

    • StreamTeam/DEQ Heavy Metals/Organics Testing (SPRING 1996)

    • Site DescriptionHeavy Metals (mg/Kg)Syn. Organics

      • HgNiZn MgCo PCBPAH

  • 01/Main: Jefferson 0.4935790 17700 9.5 0 11.04

  • 03/SB: 544 N. Drive 0.39345951790010 0 5.26

  • 04/SB: Beaver Park 0.21 29 470 17800 10 0 7.96

  • 05/SB: Dix 0.09 14 190 11400 <5 0 10.44

  • 06/SB: Telegraph <.05 <5 59 3300 <5 0 9.46

  • 07/SB: Beech-Daly <.05 8.5 95 7650 <5 0 7.26

  • 08/Harrison-Wick 0.15 23 430 16600 8 0 10.73

  • 09/SB:H-Hildebrandt 0.18 31 67522000 9 0 5

  • 10/SB: H-Goddard <.05 14 110 7950 <5 0 7.43

  • ERM (Effects Range M.) 1.3 50 270 Not Available 0.4 35


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    4.3

    9.1

    6.8

    3.5

    1.4

    4.8

    8.9

    9.5

    9.4

    85


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    <2

    5.5

    3

    <2

    <2

    <2

    2.5

    3.5

    4.5

    9.6


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    29

    605

    113

    25

    25

    103

    177

    180

    237

    110


    Ecorse creek s b9 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    31

    80

    47

    16

    11

    29

    49

    59

    85

    145


    Ecorse creek s b10 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    21

    128

    76

    13

    9.5

    37

    82

    101

    133

    390


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    <.05

    .18

    .15

    <.05

    <.05

    .09

    .21

    .39

    .49

    1.3


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    12,600

    29,000

    22,500

    10,500

    5,550

    16,800

    27,000

    29,000

    31,000

    40,000


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    280

    1,300

    575

    330

    150

    585

    555

    605

    650

    1,100


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    14

    31

    23

    8.5

    <5

    14

    29

    34

    35

    50


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    110

    675

    430

    95

    59

    190

    470

    595

    790

    270


    Ecorse creek s b16 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    7,950

    22,000

    16,600

    7,650

    3,300

    11,400

    17,800

    17,900

    17,700

    NotGiven


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    Ecorse Creek S.B.

    7.43

    5

    10.73

    7.26

    9.46

    10.44

    7.96

    5.26

    11.04

    35


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    Heavy Metal Trends

    North Branch Ecorse Creek Heavy Metal Analysis


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    Ecorse C. (N.B.) Sed. Data

    • StreamTeam/DEQ Heavy Metals/Organics Testing (SPRING 1996)

    • Site Description Heavy Metals (mg/Kg)

      AsCdCrCuFePbMn

    • 01/Main: Jefferson 9.5 4.5 8513331000237 650

    • 11/NB:Council--LeBl. 104.59110427000268705

    • 12/NB:Southfield 8.5 4.5 83 98 22900 265760

    • 17/NB:E. Telegraph 4.9 <2 32 44 14800 119 535

    • 18/NB:Beech-Daly5.5 3 42 54 15800 154 673

    • 19/NB:Beverly 3.9 <2 15 14 12700 17 200

    • 20/NB:E. Middlebelt4.8 <2 18 25 12100 66.3 290

    • Eff. Range Med. (E.R.M.) 85 9.6 145 390 40000 110 1100


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    Ecorse C. (N.B.) Sed. Data

    • StreamTeam/DEQ Heavy Metals/Organics Testing (SPRING 1996)

      Site DescriptionHeavy Metals (mg/Kg)Synthetic Organics

      Hg NiZnMgCoPCBPAH

    • 01/Main: Jefferson 0.4935790177009.5 0 11.04

    • 11/NB:Council--LeBl. 0.2831725147008.5 0 40.8

    • 12/NB:Southfield 0.22 27 605 14300 7 0 42.25

    • 17/NB:E. Telegraph 0.14 17 320 10000 <5 0 17.9

    • 18/NB:Beech-Daly 0.13 17 370 10100 <5 0 36.18

    • 19/NB:Beverly <.05 12 80.2 4300 5.9 0 0

    • 20/NB:E. Middlebelt <.05 12 160 7100 <5 0 8.93

    • Eff. Range Med. (E.R.M.) 1.3 50 270 Not Given 0.4 35


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    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    4.8

    3.9

    5.5

    4.9

    8.5

    10

    9.4

    85


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    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    <2

    <2

    3

    <2

    4.5

    4.5

    4.5

    9.6


    Ecorse creek n b23 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    18

    15

    42

    32

    83

    91

    85

    145


    Ecorse creek n b24 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    25

    14

    54

    44

    98

    108

    133

    390


    Ecorse creek n b25 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    12,100

    12,700

    15,800

    14,800

    22,900

    27,000

    31,000

    40,000


    Ecorse creek n b26 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    66.3

    17

    154

    119

    265

    268

    237

    110


    Ecorse creek n b27 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    290

    200

    673

    535

    760

    705

    650

    1,100


    Ecorse creek n b28 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    <.05

    <.05

    .13

    .14

    .22

    .28

    .49

    1.3


    Ecorse creek n b29 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    12

    12

    17

    17

    27

    31

    35

    50


    Ecorse creek n b30 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    160

    80.2

    370

    320

    605

    725

    790

    270


    Ecorse creek n b31 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    7,100

    4,300

    10,100

    10,000

    14,300

    14,700

    17,700

    Not given


    Ecorse creek n b32 l.jpg

    Ecorse Creek N.B.

    8.93

    0

    36.18

    17.9

    42.25

    40.8

    11.04

    35


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    South B. of Ecorse Creek

    • Aquatic Invertebrates

    • Effects of Heavy Metals on Aquatic Invertebrate

      Populations


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    E. Creek (S.B.) Aq. Inv.

    • E. Creek Aq. Inv. Study Fall ‘96


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    E. Creek (S.B.): Effect of Heavy Metals on Total Organisms


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    E. Creek (S.B.): Effect of Heavy Metals on Biodiversity


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    O.L. of Mt. Carmel H.S. Water Quality Testing

    Further Testing of the Ecorse Creek for Heavy Metal Trends


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    E. Creek: M.C. Sed. Pore Water Testing ‘96

    496

    220

    40

    30.72

    4.32

    2.56

    2.40

    1.20

    0.15

    0


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    pH/DO Parameters and their relationship to Aquatic Invertebrate Populations


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    E. Creek (S.B.): DO/pH/Invertebrates


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    Ecorse Creek (S.B.)/Metro Airport Aquatic Invertebrate Study

    with Relationship to Heavy Metal Concentrations


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    Airport Aquatic Invertebrate Study


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    Airport Aquatic Invertebrate Study

    • SiteBiodiversityTot. OrganismsAverage # Organisms

    • US1 7 47

    • US2 7 55 51

    • DS1 4 27

    • DS2 6 3933


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    Airport Upstream-Downstream Heavy Metal Concentrations


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    Airport Study: Effect of Heavy Metals On # of Organisms

    51

    33


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    Total Coliform Testing

    in the Ecorse Creek and Detroit River


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    Total Coliform Testing


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    Coliforms


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    United States Marine Corps. Base: Brodhead--Detroit, MI.

    Lead Testing of Potable Water Supplies: Feb. ‘97


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    Brodhead U.S. Marine Corps. Base: Lead Testing F.’97


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    Future Projects:

    • N. Branch Ecorse Creek pH/DO and Aquatic Invertebrate Study

    • Heavy Metal Analysis of National Steel Corp. Waste Water Discharges

    • Heavy Metal Testing--Split Sampling w/Wayne Co. WWTP (Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry)

    • Ecorse Health Survey Related to Herbicide Spraying on National Steel Corp. Property Adjacent to Residential Neighborhood

    • Daphnia magna/Lettuce Seed Root Growth Bioassays

    • E. Creek (Other?) Cooperative Studies with DEQ????


    Contributions to this presentation were made by the following l.jpg

    Downriver Citizens for a Safe Environment

    Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (with special thanks to Mr. Art Ostaszewski)

    Southgate Anderson H.S. Ecology Club (with special thanks to Mr. John Nasarzewski)

    Riverview H.S. StreamTeam Participants

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel H.S. with special recognition to:

    Rose Barazsu

    Jacob Burks

    Michelle DuBois

    Andrew Hudson

    Jessica Kudela (and the M.C.

    Bryane Kuzava Class of’96)

    Kristy Lutsic

    Samantha Mann

    Jacob McNamara

    Misty Nadolski

    Marggie Rushlow

    Ann Sauve

    Jorge Trevino

    Francesca Wein

    Steve Yaris

    Contributions to this Presentation were made by the following:


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