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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    small creekThrough Watershed Eyes Podcast 

       Love podcasts? Love learning about Watersheds? Utah State's Instead podcast features one of our team members on an episode all about Watersheds! This podcast provides a lot of good information about watersheds, water quality, HABs, and more.

     To listen, use the following link and scroll to

    Episode 7 -"Through Watershed Eyes, with Dr. Nancy Mesner."

    https://research.usu.edu/instead

     

    Harmful Algal BloomHelp Monitor Harmful Algal Blooms!

       Due to state budget cuts, the Utah Division of Water Quality (UDWQ) can only monitor 18 priority waterbodies across Utah for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) this season. This monitoring is crucial to protect Utah's citizens, pets, and livestock from harm. Currently, the UDWQ is allowing Utah Water Watch (UWW) members to join in their efforts to collect sample and identify HABs.

    To learn how to join UWW and help monitor Utah's water quality see: https://bit.ly/UWW-get-involved

    Click the image to visit the UDWQ website and get important updates about current HABs in Utah.

    Gotta Go Utah! LogoGotta Go Utah!

       GottaGoUtah.org was created to give tips on how to properly dispose of your waste when you gotta go in the outdoors. Help keep our beautiful Utah trails and landscapes stay clean and safe by doing your part.

       Visit our page to learn when you need to dig a cat hole, pack out your waste or find a dump station on your next trip.

    Follow on Facebook or Instagram to stay updated!

    Don't Share Good Neighbor GraphicDon't Share Utah

       DontShare.Utah.Gov was created to give water quality tips and tricks to keep your small farms healthy and your neighbors happy.

    Be a good neighbor and "Don't Share" pollution, weeds and disease!

    Follow on Facebook or Instagram to stay updated!

    Click on the picture to find out how you can be a good neighbor and avoid contaminating Utah's water.

    Volunteer taking a sampleUtah Water Week Data 2020

       This year was the Utah Water Watch's 7th annual Utah Water Week! Thank you to all the volunteers who monitored sites during the week, you helped create a snapshot of Utah's water quality in just seven days. The results show that all sites monitored are healthy and safe for the critters and humans that use our waterbodies.

    See the results of the monitoring and some pictures from volunteers here: Utah Water Week 2020

    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.