ABOUT OUR DATA
UCWW has been collecting data thru synoptic sampling events since 1999. UCWW has historically scheduled 3 sample events per year during the spring, summer and fall seasons. To guide the data collection, UCWW has developed a Scientific Study Plan. The results of this Study Plan are a set of test parameters collected at sampling sites in the watershed. For more information about the parameters we collect and how they affect water quality, see the list below.
For a detailed listing and summary of parameters collected at each location, view the data synopsis for each sample year. Data can be accessed via the menu to the left. To see a spatial distribution of UCWW sampling sites see the Watershed Watch Viewer at this link.
The following field chemistry data is collected during each sampling event:
Conductivity (specific conductance)
Additionally, volunteers are asked to make general observations about the stream flow level, turbidity, and recent rainfall estimations.
Grab Sample Parameters
Grab samples are collected 3 times per year for various selected parameters that may include:
Habitat and Biological Assessment
Biological Index Assessment
|HABITAT AND� BIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT PROJECT
In 2006 UCWW received funding through the World Wildlife Fund, Southeast Rivers and Streams fund to focus on enhanced field assessments at monitoring locations. The project supported the training and equipping of volunteers to engage in habitat and biological assessments. These assessments provide information on the status of instream habitat for aquatic creatures.
Attached is a map that highlights the current data collected through the project. The data will continue to be collected yearly at numerous UCWW monitoring sites. Click here to view map
|EQUIPMENT WE USE
Lamotte Field Chemistry Kits