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Salt Creek Watershed Project

Waverly High School Salt Creek Watershed Study

Hypothesis

Due to the channelization of Salt Creek, the dissolved oxygen level will decrease. This decrease will also cause the frequency and diversity of animal and plant life to decrease as well. The erosion and increased water speed change the habitat to which many of the native organisms are accustomed. The extremes in living conditions of many species are pushed, and many will be killed off due to the lack of a proper environmental setting.