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Team Number: 026

School Name: Cliff High School

Area of Science: Enviormental Science

Project Title: Water Chemistry in Gila



Water Chemistry in Gila, New Mexico!

Water chemistry variables such as the levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorus are standard methods of monitoring a river's health. The water's chemical composition can potentially affect the plant and animal life. This especially holds true with Nitrogen and Phosphorus due to the process of eutrofication.

Water samples are measured for Nitrogen and Phosphorus for the most reliable and accurate data, and samples must be tested within 24 hours (also samples that are tested within this 24 hour benchmark serve as the control since samples are tested at intervals of 24 hours). In the field, immediate testing can often be impossible. The mathematical model and computer program will allow accurate prediction for samples tested after the "24 hour limit".

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