Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Results for today, November 30th, 2016

At Cordova Creek and the American River, hammerdirt collected pollution data, and 207 pieces of litter debris. The spillway water Ph is 8.8, AR Ph is 8.7, nothing happened out of the ordinary, except a tired salmon stopped by, got stuck and was released back into the AR to go decompose proper elsewhere in the river, photos here....

Sunday, November 27, 2016


A survey is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, at the confluence of Cordova Creek and the American River at 11:30 a.m. Check back here, tomorrow  for the results.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Results for today Wednesday 23, Nov 2016

Cordova Creek, today we were joined by our friends John and his sons, Orion, and Kai, great job you guys!! Plus, the world famous Jacy Hare, we removed all debris in the spillway, with 301 pieces, and an abandoned "campsite", and a bike, (not shown). Spillway Ph, 8.5 AR Ph, 8.7, Thanks guys, here are some pictures.....

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Results for 11_16_2016

179 pieces, the usual items found there at Cordova Creek "Campgrounds", spillway Ph 8.7, AR Ph 8.6,

             Looks like a sad polystyrene snow snowman ⤴

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Heads up, for tomorrow

A reminder, that tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16th, like every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the "spillway"(mouth) of Cordova Creek at the American River, we are collecting data, while removing all visible litter items found within the survey area.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Results for today, Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The spillway Ph 9.0, total number of litter/debris items for Cordova Creek spillway today is 383 pcs, it took 3 hours. Another "camper" in the spillway, if you need the trash you left there, you will find it in the appropriate refuse receptacle. ( plastic tarp, liner, tent poles, cigarette butts, garbage,camping table, camping chair,etc), here's pics...

no surprises here..
 The simple "grabber"worked well.

Before debris removal

Monday, November 7, 2016

Update/reminder for November, 2016

Monitoring continues in the Cordova Creek spillway at the American River this week, at the usual time, Wednesday, November 9th, 11:30 a.m. Beginning this week, we are also including two more monitoring sites on the ARP, one at Buffalo Creek and the American River(under Sunrise Bridge, Rancho side), and the other at Ancil Hoffman Park( between Tarshes Dr. and the AR), details below.
The combined operations are the River Monitor Project:

Buffalo/Sunrise site

Not much buffer zone here, however, this is the most accessible site. Flows here are apparently constant, we will gather the data using our established, standardized methods. 

                                               Outfall at Buf/Sun
                                          ....a familiar scene...

Ancil Hoffman Park

A storm water discharge basin intermittently directs run off (containing aquatic debris/visible litter) to the river, flow is not constant, but the terrain appears functional for catching some debris items, only rigorous and routine surveys will present the factual data 

                                        The "mouth" on the AR bank...

                                        the top of the drainage basin, at the "bridge" on Tarshes Drive at the A. Hoffman golf course in the park.
Although a new blog is established for documentation of surveys, pics, and so on, this blog will continue to post survey updates, notices and results, same as before.

Cordova Creek on the American River