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The Schoharie Creek runs from the Catskill Mountains to the Mohawk River. The Creek was first settled by the Dutch in 1710, but at that time it was called the Schoharie River1. The Bowman Creek runs into the Schoharie Creek in Duanesburg, New York. To see how Bowman Creek affects the Schoharie Creek’s water, the pH, alkalinity and various ion concentrations were recorded. The values for upstream of Bowman Creek (UBC), downstream of Bow- man Creek (DBC) and Bowman Creek (BC) were compared. These characteristics of the water affect the wildlife that live in the Schoharie Creek. The Creek sup- ports Brown Trout, and Smallmouth Bass. It also a drinking water source for many land animals. Therefore, the water from both of these Creeks were compared to tap water from Union College, which has to meet EPA regulations.

Publication Date

Spring 2018


Schoharie Creek, Bowman Creek, wildlife, water quality

The Impact of Bowman Creek on the Schoharie River



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