This section of Potash Brook is slow moving and very shallow. There is about 65% canopy tree cover, and the water is mostly clear and odorless. Riparian forest is present on both sides of the brook, however erosion is visible. Due to the speed of the current, these sediments have time to settle which is one reason the water is clear. There were many large rocks and submerged trees in the river bed. This site was also in close proximity to roads, a construction zone, farms, parks, residential areas, and forests.
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When measuring turbidity, the height of water column was greater than 120cm and turbidity was less than 10NTU. The current had an average velocity of 0.08 m/s. There is about 65% canopy tree cover, resulting in lots of shade. The water is mostly clear and odorless. On both sides of the river, riparian forest was observed. While visiting the site, the weather was clear and sunny, and within 48 hours before the visit, the weather was showers and overcast. The average embeddedness of the stream was about 50%.