The New River Conservancy works to protect water quality with the help of the New River Water Watchers (NRWW), a program for which we rely solely on our volunteer River Warriors. To date, New River Water Watchers has recruited and trained 100 volunteer monitors, collected data from 80 sites throughout the watershed, and created the only database with water quality data from all three states in the watershed. This network and database allows us to inspire members of the community and government officials to push for policies and programs that better protect the water quality of the New River. NRC has one program manager, Suzanne Joyner, who trains our volunteers and ensure quality control of the data collected. NRWW has a Quality Assurance Project Plan, click HERE to review it.
Instructions: This page presents interactive graphical summaries of water quality in the New River watershed.
Data in the map below comes both from NRWW and the New River Basin Coalition (NRBC). NRBC was a program facilitaed by
NRC in partnership with NC NPEDS permit holders. From Aug 2011 to July 2014 the data was collected monthly by NRC
staff using a YSI Pro Plus and lab analysis. From Oct 2014 to April 2016 the data was collected quarterly by
Meritech Labs. Users can compare recent and long-term water quality conditions. Click the 'about' button on the map for
instructions. For more information on water quality and interpreting the data, please consult the links below.
Finally, thank you to all of our volunteers that gather this data.
Questions? Feedback? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUE = Current NRWW sites - YELLOW = Historic NRWW sites - PURPLE = NRBC sites