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

Presentations:

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