Online Data Entry

Program Contacts

Program Information

Monitoring Overview

What's Monitored

Become a Citizen Scientist

Volunteer Training

Monitoring Schedules and Data Sheets for printing

Current Monitoring Sites - Including Station WW##
- Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
- Rivers & streams

- Bays, salt ponds & harbors

Link to Bathymetric Maps of Some RI Ponds

Participating Communities

Program Partners

Monitoring Manuals

Monitoring Data and Results

Water Quality Factsheets

Research Connections

Aquatic Invasive Species

Cyanobacteria (Algal Blooms)

Success Stories

Additional Resources
- Science Fair -
Water Projects
- Volunteer Monitoring
- Educational
- Water Facts
- Agencies (Including URI)
- Organizations


Is your lake green making you blue? Want to learn more about harmful algal blooms? Come to the Sept 2nd workshop!
(click here)

URI Watershed Watch Water Quality Factsheets

URI Watershed Watch provides information about water to help local communities reduce pollution of water. Environmental monitoring allows us to better understand water quality and the impact of human activities in watersheds, which can result in more effective management of critical local water resources. URI Watershed Watch water quality factsheets foster our goal of ensuring clean water for everyone by providing concise, easy to read information on a variety water quality issues. Included in our monitoring manuals as "Supplemental Information" the factsheets focus on narrow topical areas, providing both in depth information and extensive references for those interested in learning more. Factsheets are available here in pdfs and also in hardcopy form upon request. We would appreciate proper citiation and notification in the event you use a factsheet (whole or a portion) in your program manual, newletter, etc.


Guide for Growing Volunteer Monitoring Programs -
URI Watershed Watch also works cooperatively with Wisconsin Extension to develop the factsheet-based Guide for Growing CSREES Volunteer Monitoring Programs. Designed in a modular form, with a series of ‘chapters’ or modules that can be used alone or in conjunction with other sections depending upon the needs of your program, the purpose of this guide is to bring together some of the excellent resources produced by a wide variety of monitoring programs and agencies into a comprehensive document to help support volunteer monitoring efforts. The guide includes frequent references and links to a wide variety of materials from Cooperative Extension and other programs from around the nation and the world.

 Questions, comments, or problems with the website? Email our Webmaster. Last updated 8/25/2015.
URI Watershed Watch provides equal program opportunities without regard to race,age, sex or preference, creed, or disability. The University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer. AES and CE programs are nondiscriminatory (Non-Discrimination Statement). Copyright 2006 URI Water Quality Program