Hydrocache User Page

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This is the main hydrocache page. From here you can access hydrocache site information, input your data, and update your profile information.

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Hydrocache Safely!

Before you go to the boat ramp, read these safety instructions:

  1. Listen to the weather report. Do not go sampling in heavy rain or if a storm is predicted.
  2. Do not walk on unstable river banks that might be in danger of erosion or collapse.
  3. Never wade in swift or high water.
  4. Stay out of the river as much as possible; the river bottom is slippery and might contain deep pools or sink holes. You also don’t want to disturb sensitive habitats.
  5. After finishing a water test, please dispose of the sample water in the square, plastic bottle provided. Return all materials (including the plastic bottle) to the cache.
  6. Please don’t put any additional items in the cache.
  7. Please report any problems with the caches to our staff.

 

Hydrocache Site Information

  • Kaw Point Site – Coordinates – N 39.11628 W 094.61321

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    Each hydrocache contains a water quality test that helps identify and measure pollutants in the river. These pollutants are often carried into the river by stormwater runoff.

    The Kaw Point Park hydrocache contains a test for ammonia. To perform the test, take the hydrocache and its contents down the ramp to the water and follow the directions. Then record your data in the logbook as well as in the form below. Please remember to return the cache and its contents to its original location, and please don’t leave any other materials in the cache. Thank you!

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    • Turner Bridge Site – Coordinates – N 39.09389 W 094.71089

       

      The Turner Bridge Hydrocache contains a test for pH – the acidity or alkalinity of the water. To perform the test, take the hydrocache and its contents down the ramp to the water and follow the directions. Then record your data in the logbook as well as in the form below. Please remember to return the cache and its contents to its original location, and please don’t leave any other materials in the cache. Thank you!

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      • Edwardsville Site – Coordinates – N 39.05025 W 094.81645


        The Edwardsville cache contains a test for turbidity, or the amount of sediment in the water. To perform the test, take the hydrocache and its contents down the ramp to the water and follow the directions. Then record your data in the logbook as well as in the form below. Please remember to return the cache and its contents to its original location, and please don’t leave any other materials in the cache. Thank you!

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          Date of Test

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        • Cedar Creek Site – Coordinates – N 38.98092  W 094.92359

           

          The Cedar Creek cache contains a test for nitrates. To perform the test, take the hydrocache and its contents down the ramp to the water and follow the directions. Then record your data in the logbook as well as in the form below. Please remember to return the cache and its contents to its original location, and please don’t leave any other materials in the cache. Thank you!

          Please note that this cache is located farther from the access ramp – approximately .1 mile – than our other caches.

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          • De Soto Site – Coordinates – N 38.98483 W 094.97469

            The final hydrocache site, located at the De Soto access ramp, contains a test for phosphates. To perform the test, take the hydrocache and its contents down the ramp to the water and follow the directions. Then record your data in the logbook as well as in the form below. Please remember to return the cache and its contents to its original location, and please don’t leave any other materials in the cache. Thank you!

              Username

              Date of Test

              Test Result

              Comments (Optional)

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