These sessions are designed to inform citizens of the program’s goals and how to monitor and evaluate physical and chemical features of water. Six water quality parameters, measured with a customized test kit, form the core of the citizen data.
Citizens who monitor lakes or deeper waterbodies often use a Secchi disk to determine the degree of visibility in natural waters. The 20 cm diameter disk is weighted and has a line that is marked every tenth meter. To collect samples from deeper waterbodies, monitors can use a remote sampler. This sampler can also be used to conduct depth profiles in a lake, up to 10 ft. deep. Citizens who monitor brackish and/or marine waters on the coast also measure salinity with a hydrometer.
Typical Monitoring Kit catalog No. 9844-01
Monitoring Kit with Secchi Disk catalog No. 9845-02
Full set of Reagents for Typical Kit, catalog No. R-9844-01
Hydrometer – for Coastal Groups (1.000/1.070), catalog No. 3-0011
P.O. Box 329
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 800-344-3100 or 410-778-3100
Fieldmaster Student Secchi Disc $30.00*
Forestry Suppliers Website
Remote Sampler – for deep water sampling, bridge crossings, docks, etc.
228 Woodfield Drive
Auburn, AL 36830
*Contact listed company to get updated price for any equipment.