2013 Year In Review

2013 was a successful year for water quality monitoring.  Utah Water Watch had a 108% increase in the number of monitoring events reported!  Thanks to all our volunteers for their incredible efforts monitoring Utah's lakes and streams.

2013 Outcomes:

  •  Successful launch of a new website and database

  • Started an electronic newsletter

  •  Media stories in newspaper, radio, and TV

  •  Tested monitoring protocols and equipment for Tier II monitoring

  •  Held 20 trainings in 8 counties

  •  54 adult volunteers trained in Tier I methods and 6 in Tier II

  • 109 students and 10 teachers trained in Tier I methods

  • 81 monitoring sites across the state

  •  419 monitoring events reported

  • 1,550.75 hours volunteered (643.75 Monitoring; 907 Training)

  • 5,894.5 volunteer miles driven

  • Increased awareness about water quality and monitoring in UT

Traditional Media:

Stories in Newspapers about Utah Water Watch

Radio pieces about Utah Water Watch

TV pieces about Utah Water Watch

Internet based media:

Social Media

Websites and communication

  • Created new Utah Water Watch Website that contains program information, sign-ups, training, interactive maps, and database.

    •  #1 Google search result for “Utah Water Watch”

    • Top 5 Google search result for “Utah water quality”

  • Utah Water Watch Newsletter and Listserve for email announcements to volunteers and interested parties. Four newsletters sent out in 2013. Currently has 181 email subscriptions as of Dec. 30, 2013


  • Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium. Oct. 23, 2013