Citizen Based Stream Monitoring
Photo taken late morning of Aug 9, 2019. No rain recorded at Beloit or Clinton since Aug. 6, 2019.
Virile Crayfish captured during volunteer biotic index October 4, 2019 at Spring Brook, Leeson Park, Beloit. Crayfish was released shortly after photo was taken.
Photo taken September 5, 2019, Leeson Park, Beloit. No rain previous 24 hours, but 0.13 and 0.38 inches recorded at Beloit by NWS/NOWData over previous two days.
Photo taken late morning of October 4, 2019. NWS rain totals in watershed were at Clinton 2.48" October 2 and 0.43" October 3; at Beloit - 1.83 on October 2, 1.22" on October 3, and 0.01" by 6 am October 4, 2019.
Photo taken August 9, 2019. No rain recorded in Beloit or Clinton in watershed since August 6, 2019.
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.