Category: Monitoring

April 18, 2024

2023 River Report Card for the South, West, and Rhode Rivers

Our monitoring team has been hard at work analyzing data from the 2023 water quality monitoring season!  Check out our 2023 River Report Card for the South, West, and Rhode […]

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October 20, 2021

Helping Test Out New Turbidity Technology

Arundel Rivers Federation has been excited to help Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)  to test a new way to measure the clarity of the water in the Chesapeake Bay and […]

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July 30, 2021

Update from Summer Intern, Isaac Edmundson

This summer internship has exceeded my personal expectations. I have learned much more than I expected. The experience has made it clear to me that I am interested in working […]

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March 20, 2021

2020 State Of Our Rivers Report

Here is our 2020 State of Our Rivers Report Card! See the Arundel Rivers on the Half Shell video presentation including an overview of the report card data by Jesse […]

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November 16, 2020

Mild Weather but Persistent Dead Zones

We have finished the 2020 monitoring season for the South, West and Rhode Rivers. The season was characterized by relatively mild weather but those creeks with the most impervious surfaces […]

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September 8, 2020

2020 Bacteria Sampling

The Federation is proud of the role it plays in keeping residents informed about when and where it is safe to swim. Weekly, all summer long, Marvin Solberg and Diane […]

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March 1, 2020

Water Quality Measurements

The Federation prides itself on science-based restoration. To enhance our understanding of the river, the South, West, & Rhode RIVERKEEPER® collects a battery of water quality data from almost over […]

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January 1, 2020

Charting the Course for BMP’s: A Church Creek Case Study

The South River Federation and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center are partnering to study a tributary of the South River that has been known previously as one of the most […]

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November 5, 2019

River Reflections and Underwater Grasses

As we reflect on the past two monitoring seasons, we see a feast-or-famine paradigm unfolding in terms of rainfall and water quality. In 2018, we had record-setting rainfall that brought […]

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August 12, 2019

Confirmed Algae Blooms in the South River!

Confirmed Algae Blooms in the South River! Results came back from two samples collected on Wednesday, August 7th, when our South Riverkeeper saw a water clarity of less than only […]

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