Water Quality Monitoring
The RCD uses scientifically sound methods to assess and better-understand water quality in the watershed as it relates to supporting ecological, agricultural, rural and urban uses. Fine sediment and contaminants in urban run-off are the primary focus of our water quality monitoring. Monitoring and assessment results are used to establish credible information for the community and policy makers to consider when making decisions that influence conservation. Information gained from monitoring and assessment is incorporated into our education programs and often leads to conservation and habitat enhancement planning and implementation.