Helping us solve the watershed’s threats

1
readings submitted
1
Citizen scientists

THROUGH DATA COLLECTION

Fishermen can use this information to better understand the changing river conditions during the spawning season. 

We can use the data to track average water temperatures through the years to determine how seasonality may effect our waterways.

The Coosa receives a substantial amount of fertilizer run off from near by farms & animal operations. This causes excess nutrients in the waterway. 

As a result, it gives algae an optimal growing habitat. Algae sucks up all the available oxygen, resulting in fish kills and can produce harmful toxins, like Cyanobacteria, which can make for dangerous swimming conditions.

While our Citizen Scientists are out collecting data, they are also encouraged to submit observations. 

Citizen Scientists are trained to note water levels, water color, and fishy situations. This information is vital in keeping up-to-date records on the water- like we said- rivers are constantly changing!

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Follow these simple steps & you’ll be on your way to adding “Citizen Scientist” to your resume!

  1. Ask yourself, “do I have access to a dock where I can take water temperature on the Coosa?”
  2. If yes, then you have everything you need! We will supply you with the rest! Sign up below, and within 2 weeks, you’ll receive your Welcome Packet + Thermometer + Secchi Disc.

CONTACT

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

PARTNERS

102-B Croft St. 

Mt Laurel, AL 35242

 

Phone: 205-981-6565

Email: info@coosariver.org

Share this: