Otsego County Conservation Association Reaches a Monitoring Milestone!

After three years of stream monitoring in the Susquehanna River, the Otsego County Conservation Association was ready to interpret their data. ALLARM reviewed their data with them on December 9th. During this data interpretation event, volunteers viewed graphical summaries of their data. They also used their local knowledge to tell their story. These New York volunteers were surprised by some of their results, such as relatively stable pH, conductivity, and nitrate levels. It was fun to hear more about the monitoring sites and observations to inform the interpretation. They were able to pinpoint a few times where rain and snow events resulted in low water clarity and elevated phosphorus levels. It was a great workshop and we are so thankful to OCCA and their incredible team of volunteers for their hard work and dedication!