2024 Spring Snapshot

Snapshot is a day of water quality monitoring, which altogether, provides a ‘snapshot’ of the water quality conditions around Scott County.

Join us on Tuesday, May 7th from 8am-12pm for our Spring Snapshot Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Event! This is a great opportunity to become a citizen scientist for the day and gather important data about the health of Scott County’s watersheds. No experience is necessary, and anyone is welcome to participate!

Volunteers will meet at Davenport Public Works for a brief overview about water quality and quick training on how to collect the data. During this time, volunteers will meet their data collection group and enjoy some coffee and donuts.

After training, groups will go collect data from 5-7 designated sites around Scott County. The data collected includes pH, nitrogen, chloride, transparency, and more. After collecting this information from each site, groups will meet back at Public Works for a FREE pizza lunch and FREE sunglasses!

The data collected from our Snapshots is entered into the largest water quality database in Iowa! PSCW then analyzes the data for patterns and trends to identify any areas of impairment. With this information, we work with agencies and individuals to implement projects and improve our county’s water quality.

Register today at www.xstreamcleanup.org/