Water Chemistry Monitoring
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||$310.00*|
|Monitoring Kit with Secchi Disk catalog No. 9845-02||$450.00*|
|Full set of Reagents for Typical Kit, catalog No. R-9844-01||$120.00*|
|Hydrometer – for Coastal Groups (1.000/1.070), catalog No. 3-0011||$42.80*|
P.O. Box 329
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 800-344-3100 or 410-778-3100
|Salinity Refractometer – for Coastal Groups (1.000/1.070), catalog No. SR5-AQ||$51.20*|
|Fieldmaster Student Secchi Disc||$30.00*|
|Remote Sampler – for deepwater sampling, bridge crossings, docks, etc.||$90.00*|
228 Woodfield Drive
Auburn AL 36830