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Site #62: Pine Creek on Maiden

At Hemlock Springs Road

Basin: Northeast Schuylkill Basin

Location
Site number62
DescriptionAt Hemlock Springs Road
Latitude (decimal)40.6298
Longitude (decimal)-75.9195
Land Use
Watershed area (km2)27
Percent developed0.01
Percent in agriculture13.9
Percent forested84
Percent wetland or water0.8
Percent in quarries or mining0.0
Chemistry
Nitrate (mg/L)0.6
Total dissolved phosphorus (mg/L)<0.010
pH7.1
Conductivity (μmhos)50
Alkalinity (as mg/L CaCO3)9
Macroinvertebrate Data
Years sampled2004
MAIS score15.2
Water quality based on MAIS scoregood
1st most abundant macroinvertebrateChironomidae (midges)
2nd most abundant macroinvertebrateEphemerellidae (spiny crawler mayflies)
3rd most abundant macroinvertebrateBivalvia (clams)
4th most abundant macroinvertebrateSimuliidae (black flies)
5th most abundant macroinvertebrateNemouridae (nemourid stoneflies)
6th most abundant macroinvertebrateElmidae (riffle beetles)
7th most abundant macroinvertebrateTipulidae (crane flies)
8th most abundant macroinvertebrateHydropsychidae (common netspinner caddisflies)
9th most abundant macroinvertebrateAcari (water mites)
10th most abundant macroinvertebrateOligochaeta (aquatic earthworms)