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Table 1 Water quality characteristic averages by sampling site, throughout the sampling period

From: Coupled DNA-labeling and sequencing approach enables the detection of viable-but-non-culturable Vibrio spp. in irrigation water sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Sampling sites Sampling months Precipitation (14d) Water temp. (C) DO% Conductivity (SPC uS/cm) pH ORP mV Turbidity (FNU) Nitrate (mg/L) Chloride
(mg/L)
Non-tidal freshwater May A 1.79 15.7 97.5 211.4 7.28 150.8 2.8 0.53 11.74
May B 4.65 17.5 93.5 141.8 6.93 144.5 13.5 1.1 1.36
Jun A 4.03 16.45 92.8 202.65 7.07 114.25 11.1 0.93 11.24
Jun B 1.43 20.15 94.9 164 7.05 105.1 5.3 0.885 1.34
Jul 0 22.65 95.5 204.7 7.29 87.97 0.2 0.23 0.09
Aug 4.51 22.15 93 162.8 7.22 80.2 5.47 0.38 0.64
Aug B NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Sep NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Reclaimed water May A 1.11 18.2 120.5 808 7.95 275.5 16.2 10.99 116.05
May B 3.84 28.4 83.2 1.3 7.76 68.8 36.3 41.4 807.39
Jun A 2.53 19.8 14.8 874 7.17 199.8 3.4 0.7 67.04
Jun B 1.01 23.75 22.57 951 6.81 − 158.3 20.7 2.59 78.46
Jul 0.03 25.5 12.83 1083 6.9 −161.5 −1.8 0.33 47.08
Aug 8.12 23.85 100.6 821.5 6.85 246.95 3.55 1 16.63
Aug B 0.98 22.45 29.9 859 NA NA 10.8 2.13 36.54
Sep 0 17.85 31.1 696.5 7.52 222.1 7.5 5.35 1703.39
Tidal brackish water May A 0.89 20.338 58.9 19,815.4 6.74 275.5 2.86 12.89 8795.25
May B 4.01 24.139 31.5 2494.3 6.22 184.7 3.67 6.5 852.57
Jun A 7 20.433 32.9 2438.9 6.48 189.7 8.19 6.5 1016.76
Jun B 2.36 27.37 27.1 12,140.4 6.76 156.2 4.32 22.34 4656.02
Jul 0.09 27.09 32.6 20,524 6.77 257 −0.315 34.03 9823.28
Aug 4.72 29.17 29.4 11,771 7 167.3 5.12 30.58 6507.61
Aug B 0.64 28.17 26.1 21,921 7.09 129.3 1.93 41.53 13,797.6
Sep 4.08 23.26 23.9 20,933.2 7.27 150.5 2.26 25.39 14,127.69
Pond water May A 1.79 19.9 111.9 145.4 7.99 234 1.6 0.25 7.22
May B 4.65 22.9 41.47 125.2 6.89 114.95 15 0.67 2.61
Jun A 4.03 18.6 41.05 99.03 6.7 177.85 11.6 1.03 3.99
Jun B 1.43 27.3 111.8 104 7.13 151.8 11.17 0.43 0.73
Jul 0 27.95 103.5 133.9 7.24 100.2 0.97 0.09 0.12
Aug 4.51 27.8 164 85.625 7.92 119.9 2.8 0.23 2.76
Aug B 0.48 27.15 96.7 97.85 7.47 136.1 4.6 0.22 0
Sep 3.71 23.1 103.8 114.7 7.06 110.6 −3.1 0.23 0.4