Catawba Riverkeeper Collecting Data on the South Fork

Partnership with South Point High School Environmental Club

The Belmont school’s Environmental Club, led by their adviser Mrs. Carrie Bradley, collects monthly physical and bacterial data about the South Fork River.

Brandon Jones, CRF’s Director of Technical Programs is teaching students valuable skills such as field and lab techniques, study design, quality control and data management. The first data points were collected in November 2017.

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is especially interested in this section of river because of increased recreational use, close proximity of 2 wastewater treatment plant discharges (within 1 mile) and development around Duharts Creek.

Water Monitoring Sensor

On Friday, February 12, 2018, Brandon Jones installed a water monitoring sensor with the South Point High School Environmental Club. Brandon build the sensor at an EPA workshop in January. The solar-powered device collects data on temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and conductivity every 15 minutes.

Realtime data coming soon.
Funding for this program is provided by The Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation and CRF members.

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