Citizen Based Stream Monitoring
Spring Brook, Leeson Park, Beloit WI. Sampling site for T Phosphorus (2017, 2019), WAV baseline, continuous temperature (2017, 2019 seasons). Tidbit located under stump both seasons.
Spring Brook at Leeson Park, Beloit WI. 11:00 am July 8, 2019. Upstream view toward riffle.
Downstream view, Spring Brook, Leeson Park, Beloit WI. Rained at Beloit 0.39 (7/6/19), 0.25 (7/7/19), and 0.0 today (7/8/19) (National Weather Service NOWdata).
Looking downstream from main monthly monitoring site. Spring Brook at Leeson Park, Beloit WI. May 7, 2019
Shows main monthly site for monthly testing. TidBit installed in creek bed under stump roots. Taken about 10:30 AM on May 7, 2019.
Upstream view from main site for monthly monitoring. May 7, 2019. NWS/NOWdata recorded rain in two days prior at stations in Spring Brook watershed (Clinton and Beloit). Beloit area hit with late winter snow then rain and a few early spring snow storms with accumulation. Banks are eroded.
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.