Stream Flow The volume of water that moves through a specific point in a stream during a given period of time.
Stream Flow The volume of water that moves through a specific point in a stream during a given period of time. Factors influencing water speed. 1.Depth of the water channel 2.Width of the water channel 3.Roughness of the stream bottom 4.Slope or incline of the surrounding terrain. Factors influencing water volume 1.Weather or climate 2.Seasonal changes 3.Merging tributaries 4.Human impact
Conclusion Water quality is determined by conducting physical and chemical measurements of the ABIOTIC factors of a freshwater environment. ABIOTIC factors include temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, total dissolved solids, and stream flow. ABIOTIC factors determine the BIOTIC factors (what can live) in the freshwater environment.
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