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. Our monitors take samples on water clarity to keep track of these changes!
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!
Helping us solve the watershed’s threats
THROUGH DATA COLLECTION
Follow these simple steps & you’ll be on your way to adding “Citizen Scientist” to your resume!
- Ask yourself, “do I have access to a dock where I can take water temperature on the Coosa?”
- 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.