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Patrick Center for Environmental Research

Algae collection site:
Slippery Rock Creek (North Branch), Butler Co, PA, US

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Slippery Rock Creek (North Branch), Butler Co, PA, US

   See lists of: 1 samples | 5 diatoms | 0 non-diatoms for this site.

   site code: AC4
   site_id: 15551
   NEON domain: not applicable
   state: Pennsylvania (PA)
Station 4, one of the U.S.G.S. stations for regular water quality monitoring, was located on a headwater branch of Slippery Rock Creek, approximately one miile north of Hilliardsville. This area was located downstream from the mine that was planned to be sealed at the time of the Academy's study. This station extended from the bridge downstream about 55 feet. Riffles and pools were present; however, the bed of the stream was covered with a bright orange-red iron floc. The edge of the station was lined with Acer rubrum and Populus. Berry bushes which seemed to be raspberry or blackberry, were protruding into the water. An occasional elderberry plant was found here and there along the bank. (1967 report.)
   latitude in decimal: 41.096111
   longitude in decimal: -79.833889
   waterbody type: stream / river
     Eastern Temperate Forests
       Ozark, Ouachita-Appalachian Forests
         Western Allegheny Plateau
   county: Butler
   country: United States (US)

1 algae samples were collected at this site:
   sample AC10002 - 1967  General Multiple Habitats, collected 09/05  

5 diatom species found at this site:

   diatom, NADED ID 33015 - Eunotia exigua (Brébisson) Rabenhorst
   diatom, NADED ID 35005 - Frustulia rhomboides var. saxonica (Rabenhorst) DeToni
   diatom, NADED ID 46256 - Navicula cuspidata (Kützing) Kützing
   diatom, NADED ID 52030 - Pinnularia hilseana Janisch
   diatom, NADED ID 52049 - Pinnularia obscura Krasske
0 non-diatom species found at this site.


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