Anders, E. et al. May 2001.  An Ecological Survey of the New Wetlands, Clermont College – Batavia Ohio.

 This study was embarked on to explore and provide evidence to the health of the area called “New wetlands” at Clermont College.  Prior to beginning the study, the area was mapped.  Faunistic surveys of insects, arthropods, and other animals were accomplished and produce 184 total animals in 14 species.  Shrub and herbaceous surveys carried out resulted in 95 shrub plants from 22 species and 370 herbaceous plants in 27 species.  Environmental factors showed the light intensity for the bare soil around the ponds to be 8820 milliphot for high, 7203 milliphot for medium, and 699.4 milliphot for low.  The light intensity for the grassy area of the ponds was 2797.60 milliphot for high, 591.8 milliphot for medium, and 430.4 milliphot for low.  The air temperature was found to be 28°C for dry bulb and 21°C for wet bulb for the bare soil and dry bulb was 25°C and the wet bulb was 19°C in the grassy area around the ponds.  The soil temperature was 24°C for the bare soil and 23°C for the grassy area.  The relative humidity was 53.48% in the bare soil area and 56.8% for the grassy area.  The wind velocity was 6 mph for head and 3 mph for ground in the bare soil area and 5.5 mph head and 3.5 mph ground for the grassy area.  Analysis of aquatic habitats was performed resulting in 6063 total plants and animals for the macroscopic observation and 104 organisms in the microscopic observations.  Water analysis executed illustrated that there was 118.75 ppm for harness of the north pond and 199.25 ppm for the south pond, chlorosity was average of 0.048 gm Cl/L H2O in the north pond and 0.073 gm Cl/L H2O in the south pond, and the dissolved oxygen of the north pond was 5.32 mg O2/L H2O and the south pond was 7.32 mg O2/L H2O.