High school students near Green Bay, Wis. are getting firsthand experience monitoring the Lower Fox River watershed while providing data to help make revitalization decisions, according to the monitoring program’s website.
Testing in the Lower Fox River watershed began in 2003 when four U.S. Geological Survey monitoring stations were established to record precipitation, gauge height and discharge. Measures of phosphorus, suspended solids and dissolved oxygen have also been recorded, among other metrics.
Sampling events are currently held three to four times a year and an annual student symposium is held each spring to provide for sharing data with teachers, researchers and agency personnel.
Image: The Lower Fox River waterfront (Credit: Wisconsin DNR)