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.
Join us in celebrating the Jordan River! The 30-day long festival celebrates the environmental, recreational, economical, and cultural benefits the river offers to the sixteen cities it passes through. To celebrate the importance of the Jordan River, all of the cities and the three counties it passes through will be hosting events during the entire month of September. For more information, visit the Get to the River Festival home page.
The photo to the right is of the Jordan River watershed and all of the water runs from Utah Lake, through the Salt Lake Valley, and finally into the Great Salt Lake.
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.
Updated 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.