On March 8th, SYRCL launched it’s 14th consecutive River Monitoring season. The morning started with a tasty breakfast social with words of welcome and updates by SYRCL River Scientist Gary Reedy, and new River Science Programs Manager Rachel Hutchinson.
The River Monitors then headed out to collect data at 33 sites across the Yuba watershed from the north fork of the Yuba River, to the headwaters at Donner Summit and down river to Marysville. Everyone returned successfully with data on water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, a few Chloride samples and Yuba mini-adventure stories to share. Many thanks to the 45 volunteers and over 115 hours in the office and the field that made this March monitoring day possible.
If you are interested in joining this enthusiastic monitoring team, please email Marianne Pott, SYRCL’s River Monitoring coordinator. There are roles available for everyone – including monitoring assignments, gear maintenance and preparation, and office help.
Join us on March 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the SYRCL office to learn about the monitoring program and next steps for getting involved in the program.