Elevated Salt Levels after our February 1 Storm
#SaltWatch. Increase in salinity after our snow event Jan 31 - Feb 2. On Feb 5, at 4pm, salinity measured 2.4 Quantab units, of 63 ppm. This is significantly higher than the baseline reading at Titanic Memorial Park, which was 0.8 Quantabs.
First 2020 Storm, No Salt Elevation
#SaltWatch measurement taken at 8:40am on 17 December 2020, in the Washington Channel at Titanic Memorial Park. We had a weather event yesterday and streets were salted. Our area had mostly rain. Measurement is 0.8 Quantabs, < 31 ppm, and the same measurement as the baseline.
2020-2021 Baseline Recorded
#SaltWatch Just-in-time baseline measurement from the Washington Channel at Titanic Memorial Park! Reading is 0.8 quanta units, < 31ppm and consistent with last year’s baseline reading. Sample taken at 8:20am on 13 December 2020.
Salt Levels remain in the Normal Range
Salt levels were not elevated after our small snow event on 1/7/2020. Chloride test strip reads 1.4 Quantab units, <31 ppm on 1/9/2020 at Titanic Memorial Park in Southwest DC.
Winter Salt Watch Baseline Test
Our baseline tests were performed on November 29, and showed salinity within a normal range. Stay tuned throughout the Winter as we test and report our results.
Friends Join Winter Salt Watch
We will test Washington Channel waters throughout the winter to understand how much road salt travels into our waterways after storm events.Read more