From crystal clear alpine lakes to muddy rivers and boggy swamps, water transparency is an easily observable water quality parameter to anyone who takes a few moments to peer into the (sometimes) murky depths. Water transparency varies...
Water quality around Key West improved in 2020. The Covid-19 shutdown may be responsible.
Ohio State scientists study how varying levels of turbidity, from algae and sediments, may affect the abilities of Lake Erie walleye to pursue prey.
If you just need to measure turbidity, the Observator ANALITE NEP5000 Turbidity Sensor is a solid alternative to a water quality sonde.
With more support for dual nutrient management strategies, Wright State researchers show us how they’re studying nitrogen’s role in runoff and algal blooms.
University of Toronto students’ Drone River project uses state-of-the art drones, sensors and clues from social media to monitor and address river problems.
Biologists at the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission use rotary screw traps and Hach turbidity meters to study relationships between turbidity and fish passage.
A Lake Erie buoy overseen by the Tom Ridge Environmental Center captured an abrupt storm crossing the lake’s southern coast in May.
Western Kentucky University researchers use a NexSens 3100-iSIC data logger and a YSI EXO2 sonde to track groundwater dynamics in a karst system in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
With more water to worry about than just its famous waterfalls, the Niagara Region is shifting to real-time beach monitoring to keep swimmers safe.
A new research center on the Hudson River's Pier 26 in Manhattan will provide valuable data while educating the public on the significance of the estuary.
The Beacon Institute’s new low-cost REON II water quality sensor package could boost monitoring in the Hudson and St. Lawrence watersheds and beyond.
After the giant Rim Fire threatened San Francisco’s water supply, scientists are studying burned watersheds to learn more about water quality impacts.
A data buoy launched in New Zealand’s Lake Rerewhakaaitu will provide scientists with insights into the polymictic lake’s oxygen dynamics and production.
Fondriest Environmental, our faithful publisher here at the Environmental Monitor, has released a guide to turbidity monitoring at dredging sites. The guide is available as a PDF document or in a web format on Fondriest’s online Fundamentals...
YSI’s new ProDSS handheld is one of the most advanced instruments available for water quality spot sampling and profiling studies on the market today.
As ocean acidification progresses, NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory would like to grow its network of carbon-monitoring buoys.
University of Delaware researchers are amassing a visual library of zooplankton in the Delaware Bay Estuary and collecting water quality data along the way.
With monitoring statiosn and a custom flood simulator, Virginia Tech's StREAM Lab is equipped for research and 'ridiculously valuable' for education.
Executive director of the Regional Science Consortium, which coordinates research for Lake Erie and Ohio River Basins, talks buoys in Pennsylvania's Lake Erie waters