Water Quality: USU Extension


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    Water is Life: Quality Matters



    Help the Utah Division of Water Quality!

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

    How you can help: 

    • When you visit a lake or reservoir, note absence or presence of a possible HAB. 
    • If you suspect a bloom, contact (801) 536-3123 immediately.
    • To help UDWQ better track all our lakes, please also use the bloomWatch app to record the presence or absence of harmful algae.

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

    Cover of Utah Water Watch Manual

    Still want to become a UWW Volunteer this summer?

    We will be having one more training this season for new volunteers to be trained on how to monitor our great state's water quality! At a Utah Water Watch training, volunteers learn what a watershed is, why it is important to monitor water quality, and how to monitor water quality. The last training for 2019 will be held on August 17 at the Wetland Discovery Point in Kaysville. To find out more information about Utah Water Watch, visit the Utah Water Watch home page. To attend this training, please register here and check out our Facebook page for more information.

    Cover of Utah Water Watch ManualUpdated Utah Water Watch Manual

    We have been working on a new Volunteer Manual and updating our Datasheets to make training and monitoring easier than ever! Be sure to check out the new and improved Volunteer Manual. The manual also contains our new datasheets which makes data entry a quicker process. To learn more about Utah Water Watch and how you can become a Citizen Scientist, click this link.

    GearUp Camp Hyrum Reservoir boat activitySTEM Gear Up Camp

    2019 was the fourth and final year USU Water Quality Extension has assisted with a week long Gear Up Camp in Logan for high school students and teachers. This year students participated in building and operating underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to explore aquatic systems. To see the ROVs in action, click this link to watch a video.

    Cache Natural Resources Field DaysNatural Resources Field Days

    Thank you to all the volunteers and teachers who helped out this past year to make 2018 a success!! Natural Resources Field Day is a fun-packed program where different groups of 4th graders visit Logan Canyon all day to learn about various topics related to natural resources. This past year, students learned about water, plants, soils, and wildlife. To learn more, click here.

    Stay tuned for more information about 2019's Field Days!