One State, ONE day: 102 Sites Sampled

Although not technically a photograph, we have essentially taken a picture of NH water quality via our “snapshot” sampling events. A total of 102 sites across the state were sampled in ONE day. This happened three times this summer. This was made possible by the many collaborators and partners that make up the Lotic Volunteers for Temperature, Electrical Conductivity and Stage (LoVoTECS) volunteer network. The sensors used in this network continuously record electrical conductivity, temperature and river height data. A group of educators, researchers, government agencies, citizen scientists, members of local river advisory groups and non-profit organizations collect and share the data. They were also the ones to wake up early, go to their sites and take grab samples for these exciting events. This type of event could never have happened without their efforts! Continue reading