Charleston Harbor, South Carolina (Credit: edward stojakovic, via Flickr)
Members of the Charleston Waterkeeper have finished their monitoring for the season, only missing a few days due to the government shutdown and bad weather, according to the group’s website.
Charleston Waterkeeper members monitor and sample 12 areas in the Charleston Harbor. The harbor is a delta for the Ashley, Wando and Cooper rivers.
Samples were collected to ensure surface water quality for recreation and consumption. Monitoring consisted of 16 weeks of sample collection, netting 187 samples.
The next step for the team of water scientists is a data validation process.
Members of the Charleston Waterkeeper only test the water for bacteria. They hope to add monitoring for pH, dissolved oxygen temperature, conductivity and oxidation reduction potential.
Image: Charleston Harbor, South Carolina (Credit: edward stojakovic, via Flickr)