part of the Little Cottonwood River Watershed Restoration Project, water
quality has been monitored at four locations in the watershed since 1996
(monitoring sites map). This data
is used to target locations for conservation practices and to track water
quality improvements over time. Tests for nitrate, phosphorus, fecal coliform,
E. Coli bacteria, suspended sediments, and other contaminants are conducted
each year, from April through September.
below shows the concentration of nitrates, over time, at Monitoring Site
#4, at the mouth of the watershed.
Water quality monitoring site #1
View looking west, upstream
Water quality monitoring site #2
Water quality monitoring site #3
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