Here's what the storm data looks like using our data visualization and animation tool:


This graph also shows how stream flow (the blue line) increased and how this flush of water into the system actually reduced its total salt load - as indicated by the decrease in electrical conductivity plotted in red. At this time of year there's not a huge amount of salts that wash like they do in the spring. It's important to realize that there are still big increases in the loads of a number of pollutants from this summer runoff, and this is an important impact even though its a small fraction of the total salt load.

The black line shows the temperature of the stream.

Learn more about this storm's effects, or go here to learn more about thermal impacts on the streams.

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