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.





    Utah Water Week Data 2020A volunteer sampling the turbidity of water at a river side.

       During Water Week, Utah Water Watch volunteers monitor their designated sites and upload their water quality data to help us produce a snapshot of Utah's water quality across the state. This year the event took place from May 3-16, and the results are posted here with maps of all the interesting findings!


    Access the data at our Utah Water Week Data 2020 page.

    Help monitor Harmful Algal Blooms!

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

    How you can help: 

    • When you visit a lake or reservoir, note presence or absence of a possible HAB 
    • If you suspect a bloom, contact 801-536-4123 immediately
    • To help better track all our lakes, please also use UWW's HAB Datasheet in CitSci to take photos and record the presence or absence

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

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    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.