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Jessica C.

Collected in the Dorsey Run-Little Patuxent River watershed on Thursday, December 11, 2014 06:45 PM

Observations

Bank cover

Mostly bare ground

Blockages

Manmade debris

Exposed utilities

None

Invasive plants

Yes - vines

Left bank shape

Concave

Right bank shape

Convex

Nearby land use

Commercial

Sedimentation

Can see entire rocks

Streamside plants

Mostly trees

Trash

Bulk items

Unusual conditions

Water color

Notes

Dorsey Run is next to Crazy Jay's Junkyard in which a lot of car parts are appearing next to the stream and the wooded area that leads to the stream. Heavy bulk items found such as tires, baby's car seat, plastic bottles, tire rims, and various scrap metals embedded in the stream banks. Stream banks are eroded, water is discolored brown; most likely an oil spill, and the stream cannot support aquatic wildlife.

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