NYC student group tests water quality on Hudson River

By on February 5, 2013

A group of New York City high school students are collecting water quality data to help regulators learn more about the conditions of the Hudson River, according the Harbor SEALS website.

The student scientists are from the New York Harbor School.  They collect water samples to test back in their lab.  They use the Azide Modified Winkler Method to measure dissolved oxygen.  They also test for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples.

Another task charged to the Harbor SEALS is examining how water mixes between the East River and the Hudson River at Governors Island.

Image: The Governer’s Island area of New York Harbor and the Hudson River Estuary (Credit: NASA)

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