ABOUT THE CLEAN WATER ACT
River Network and Resource Media provides an overview of the history and contents of the Clean Water Act including designated uses, water quality criteria, and antidegradation (as well as what all that means!). It’s a great primer for community scientists, monitoring program staff, or anyone else interested in Clean Water Act policy and advocacy.
- For River Network’s Clean Water Act resource page, click here.
Become a Steward of Your Local Stream
BWA’s first and longest running program is the highly successful Volunteer Streamwatch. This program enlists the help of nearly 90 volunteers who monitor and act as stewards of the streams near their homes. Volunteers collect water quality data from one or more sites once a month. The data is entered into a database used to provide a graphic, long-term snapshot of the health of the streams.
The largest benefit of the program, however, is the continued stewardship that volunteers provide by observing the day- to-day changes in their stream. Almost 100 sites are monitored throughout the watershed.
BECOME A STREAMWATCHER
Real Time Data from around the Watershed
Automated data loggers are installed around the watershed and transmit data to the MonitorMyWatershed website. To see that data, click a link below:
MONROE COUNTY WATER QUALITY REPORTS
To see the locations tested, click HERE.
To see the chemical data at those locations, click HERE.
For the full report, click HERE.
Everyone can be a steward.
The steps to take and the proper authority(s) to call when you see what you believe is a problem with a stream.