ICYMI: How does water quality monitoring work?

August is Water Quality Month, and we are sharing information from the Water Security issue of txH2O, How does water quality monitoring work?, an explainer on the process.

The photo essay from the Navasota River Water Quality Improvement project details the frequency of water quality monitoring with detailed photo captions of Texas Water Resources Institute’s (TWRI) monitoring team collecting samples and measuring conditions along the Navasota River watershed and Big Elm Creek in the Little River watershed.

When a water body in Texas has elevated levels of E. coli, it does not comply with the state’s water quality criteria and is listed in the Texas Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality

The data from collecting samples and measuring conditions, along with input from local stakeholders and state and federal agencies, informs the development of a watershed protection plan or total maximum daily load.

Read the full article to learn about what the water quality monitoring process typically involves with photos of our water team in action.

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