Citizen Monitoring: Educating and Engaging Citizens through Monitoring Activities
Utah Water Watch (UWW) is a water quality education and data collection program that seeks to increase awareness about the importance of water quality and promote stewardship of Utah’s aquatic resources.
Map of Volunteer Data
Use this link to find a map of data collected from October 12- November 17. The data shows a comparison of data across the state for temperature and turbidity. Click on the site to see all the data submitted. Click on "Contents of Map" white box right of the information symbol to toggle between temperature and turbidity. https://arcg.is/1Cu1O4
Utah Water Watch Fall Newsletter
Read our updates and recent news in our Fall newsletter! Outreach plans, sharing data, collection of macroinvertebrates on the Weber River, monthly volunteer winners, and more. Learn more here.
End of Volunteer Season.
October is the last month for the official Tier 1 monitoring season. We held the last training in Escalante October 20 and 21st. In 2018 we have trained 81 new volunteers who have helped to monitor 127 sites this year! Be sure to enter the final data into the volunteer database or send data to the program coordinators to enter.
Volunteer Engagement Survey
Thanks to those of you who have submitted the Volunteer Engagement survey we have emailed around! Who should have received the survey? - Anyone who has attended our workshop in the past. It is an important part of our program to make assessments and improvements and learn more about the growing citizen science interest.
We will be sending gifts out in the next two weeks for those who fill out the survey. If you have not seen the survey, check your emails or contact us if you still are unable to find it or have any trouble. If you prefer, we can send out some paper copies.
Thanks from the Utah Water Watch team!!
Harmful Algal Blooms
Volunteers, it is important to keep an eye out for harmful algal blooms this summer. Whether at your sample site or out visiting lakes and reservoirs this summer. We have protocol that anyone who finds a bloom can follow if they are concerned. Helpful resources to ID harmful algal blooms. To help identify the algae, there are several available microscopes located around the state. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.