Water Quality Monitoring

Arundel Rivers Federation’s monitoring program provides a comprehensive assessment of water quality conditions across the South, West, and Rhode Rivers and their freshwater tributaries in order to identify potential restoration sites and evaluate current sites.

We collect an integrated set of water quality parameters including physical/chemical properties, nutrient and sediment inputs, plankton and algae concentrations, and habitat conditions that provide an assessment of water quality conditions.

This monitoring includes control, pre-restoration, and post-restoration sites to characterize existing water quality conditions, examine nutrient and sediment reduction, and assess changes in trends in response to habitat enhancement. Data from the Scientific Monitoring program is analyzed, summarized, and interpreted in peer-reviewed publications and the annual river report cards.