River Monitoring Update: 2011 Data Report Posted, and Yuba Shed Survey!

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Originally launched in 2010, Yuba Shed [the Yuba River Watershed Information System] provides data, photographs, maps, supporting documents and tools for people interested in the overall health of the Yuba and its many tributaries.  Supported by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, SYRCL is currently in the process of creating Yuba Shed Version 2 and would greatly appreciate your input!  Check out the first version of Yuba Shed and then let us know what you think by completing this survey.  The overall goal of Yuba Shed Version 2 is to make a sustainable watershed information system that supports watershed-based education and cooperation with other organizations.


Example of 2011 Water Quality Chart

The 11th year of SYRCL’s river monitoring program was successfully completed in 2011 and we would like to thank all of our fabulous River Monitors for all their dedication and hard work! Results from the most recent year of monitoring can be viewed on Yuba Shed.  Posted reports include the Annual Quality Assurance Report and sets of comparative charts for each of the 44 sites monitored by SYRCL volunteers.  The Quality Assurance report evaluates how often monitors met precision standards and data quality procedures that SYRCL maintains with the State Water Resources Control Board. The report also summarizes measurements for which values exceeded referenced water quality standards and helps identify target sites for more extensive monitoring in the future.  If you are interested in becoming a River Monitor in 2012, sign up as a SYRCL volunteer with that stated interest, or send an email to rivermonitoring@syrcl.org.

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