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


RI Audubon's 118th annual meeting is Celebrating the distinguished 35-year career (& URIWW volunteer)
Eugenia Marks
(click here)

URI Watershed Watch Monitoring Manuals

Providing a detailed written monitoring manual is an essential component of assuring quality data - it helps make sure that everyone is on the same page - literally. URI Watershed Watch volunteers all receive a copy of the monitoring manual specific to the type of waterbody they monitor. Typically our manuals are divided into five sections:

I. General Information
II. How to Monitor
III. Specific Monitoring Techniques (detailed instructions)
IV. Directions for Water Samplers
V. Supplemental Information

The first two sections are usually specific to the ecosystem being monitored, with the later sections common to all the manuals. They are also updated on nearly an annual basis in order to address any issues or questions that came up the previous monitoring season.

Our current manuals are available downloadable as pdfs both by individual sections and in complete manual form:

URIWW Monitoring Manuals - Sections

I. General Information / II. How to Monitor

III. Specific Monitoring Techniques (detailed instructions) (20 pp. 1.5 MB)
IV. Directions for Water Samplers (Collecting Samples) (5 pp. 274 KB)
V. Supplemental Information (51 pp. 3.2 MB)

URIWW Monitoring Manuals - Complete



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