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.





    Secchi Dip-In

    Girl dipping Secchi Disk into lake from pierStarting in 2003, the North American Lake Management Society acknowledged July as a month to show our nation's largest freshwater environments some extra love. Only 10 states have declared July as Lakes Appreciation Month, and Utah is one of them!

    To celebrate, there is an annual Secchi Dip-In that has been going on since 1994. This is an international effort to track changes in water quality by having people measure water transparency using Secchi disks (and other measurements) at a waterway they care about during the month of July.

    This coming month, Utah Water Watch would like everyone (especially those who monitor lakes) to monitor their sites and upload their data to CitSci and to the Secchi Dip-In Online Database to show our lakes some love. . 

    May 2019 Newsletter

    NewsletterRead about the May 2019 Utah Water Watch highlights and upcoming events in our latest newsletter.

    May 2019 Newsletter

    UWW volunteers start the regular monitoring season again in April 2019.

    Price RiverInterested in participating? - fill out a registration form here.If you already participate, look for a questionnaire in early February about your monitoring interests and abilities for 2019. We will be posting a training schedule in late winter for key locations. Contact us if you have a group of 5 or more interested in a training. For questions, E-mail us - waterquality@usu.edu or call 435-797-2580. Photo of Price River (Photo Credit: Al Hughes, UWW volunteer)

    CitSci Database

    CitSciAll our volunteer data is now entered into the new database location on 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.

    We are excited about the additional features the new database provides for easy data entry, including photos, and some nice tools for visualizing the data. 

    Find out more.

    2019 Utah Water Week!

    Water WeekResults are in! A summary of UWW data during Utah Water Week (May 5th-11th) is available by clicking the link below.

    2019 Results and Maps

    HAB Priority sitesRegister to become a Tier 1 volunteer today!

    Our Tier 1 training is scheduled.  Join our 100+ active volunteers to help monitor a site this year!  To find an upcoming training, go to our Calendar or find a list of locations and dates here.