WATER QUALITY MONITORING
Since 2000, the Mystic River Watershed Association has maintained a comprehensive water quality monitoring program that serves as the fundamental component of our work. This program, the Mystic Monitoring Network, is staffed by over 48 trained volunteers from area towns and cities and provides critically important data with regard to the sources, type and volume of existing impairments to the river’s natural environment and water quality.
See the interactive table below for detailed information on trends in water quality in the Baseline Monitoring Program throughout fifteen sites in the watershed.
Intensive sub-watershed studies are performed through this program.
Cyanobacteria, a potentially harmful bacteria, is monitored throughout the watershed primarily at recreational areas.
VOLUNTEER MONITOR RESOURCES
Click here for monitoring dates and additional resources.
Get involved! If you are interested in volunteering with the Mystic Monitoring Network as a water quality monitor, click here to fill out an on-line application and read about other volunteer opportunities. No experience is necessary and all training and materials are provided.