The Siuslaw Watershed Council facilitates a wide variety of monitoring projects in the basin and the Siuslaw Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program (VWQMP) is one of those projects. Once a month, trained volunteers collect and process surface water samples from sites throughout the watershed. The data obtained in the Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program (VWQMP) is baseline data. Baseline data helps water quality professionals build an understanding of watershed ecosystem health. Data collected in the VWQMP is not used to locate or penalize polluters. We currently measure the following water quality parameters: clarity; salinity (in the estuary); dissolved oxygen; turbidity; bacteria; temperature; and weather conditions at twelve sites within the Siuslaw Watershed. This project is funded through an Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board monitoring grant.
Click on the map to see water quality data of each sampling site for the most recent sampling event:
VWQMP Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call the office at: (541)268-3044 and ask to talk to the VWQMP coordinator.