Utah Water Watch is a fun program that teaches volunteers about watershed science and how to measure water quality in lakes and streams. This is a new free program that is a partnership between Utah State University Water Quality Extension, the Utah Division of Water Quality, and the public to increase awareness about water quality issues and collect credible data on the health of Utah’s lakes and streams. Utah Water Watch is a state wide program and open to volunteers of all ages.
Volunteers commit to monitoring a location of their choice at least once a month from April through October. USU Water Quality Extension provides the training, equipment, and support to teach volunteers how to scientifically monitor water quality. Volunteers agree to regularly monitor a site and report their data. Data is publicly shared to help improve watershed management and protect Utah’s aquatic resources.