2019 Pre-Test

Students: This test needs to be taken prior to your day on the water. This test may count towards your grade. This test helps the organizers evaluate what you’ve learned during Wonders on the Wabash.

Name *
Which school do you attend? *
A watershed is? *
Watersheds can extend beyond county, state, or even country lines. *
Sediment is natural therefor has no impact on water quality. *
You can have an influence on the water quality in the Gulf of Mexico. *
An example of something that may harm a watershed is..... *
The Wabash River's name comes from the native Miami word, "Wabashiki," which means... *
The Wabash River originates in northwestern Ohio State and empties into the Ohio River. *
The Wabash and Erie Canal was the longest canal ever built in America. *
Rainlroads replaced the canal as the most popular means of shipping in the region. *
Bald eagles can be found fishing in the vicinity of the 231 bridge. How many eagle nests are currently located on the Wabash River in Tippecanoe County? *
How many gallons of wastewater are treated at the Lafayette Renew wastewater treatment plant each day? *
Where does Lafayette Renew discharge treated wastewater? *
In primary treatment, what types of materials are removed from wastewater? *
Various types of bacteria/microbes break down the pollutants at Lafayette Renew. *
Are there any situations where untreated wastewater is released into the Wabash River? *
Why is dissolved oxygen in water important? *
Why is the temperature of water important? *
What does pH tell us about water? *
What do nitrates do for the environment? *
The issues associated with turbid water include: light not being able to shine through the water, rising water temperatures, and the potential to kill fish and aquatic invertabrates. *
How many different fish species can be found in the Wabash River watershed? *
The Wabash River is the longest stretch of free-flowing river east of the Rocky Mountains. *
The types and numbers of fish present in a stream can tell you something about how healthy that stream is. *
It is OK to go swimming in the Wabash River under normal water level conditions. *
Name an invasive fish species in the Wabash River. *