Utah Water Watch

    Citizen Monitoring: Educating and Engaging Citizens through Monitoring Activities

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    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.

     

     

     

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    Help the Utah Division of Water Quality!

    Volunteers around the state have been asked to help the UDWQ collect  important real-time data on the status of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in our lakes during late summer and early fall. 

    How you can help: 

    • When you visit a lake or reservoir, note absence or presence of a possible HAB. 
    • If you suspect a bloom, contact (801) 536-3123 immediately
    • To help UDWQ better track all our lakes, please also use the bloomWatch app to record the presence or absence of harmful algae

    For more information on how to identify and report HABs, visit our Utah Water Watch HAB page

    Cover of Utah Water Watch ManualStill want to become a UWW Volunteer this summer?

    We will be having one more training this season for new volunteers to be trained on how to monitor our great state's water quality! At a Utah Water Watch training, volunteers learn what a watershed is, why it is important to monitor water quality, and how to monitor water quality. The last training for 2019 will be held on August 17 at the Wetland Discovery Point in Kaysville. To find out more information, check out our Facebook page. To attend this training, please register here.

    Cover of Utah Water Watch ManualUpdated Utah Water Watch Manual

    We have been working on a new Volunteer Manual and updating our Datasheets to make monitoring easier than ever! Be sure to check out the new and improved Volunteer Manual. The manual also contains our new datasheets which makes data entry a quicker process. You can print the new datasheets by going to the Tier 1 Monitoring Instructions page. They are underneath the Photo Point Monitoring instructions.

    CitSciCitSci Database

    Volunteer data is entered into CitSci.org. If you have any questions about data entry or accessing old data, please contact us at waterquality@usu.edu or 435-797-2580. Also see instructions here for joining, submitting, and viewing data.