water quality monitoring

Creek-By-Creek Water Quality Reports Available

July 19, 2021

Would you like to know how water quality is shaping up in your home waters? Is your local waterway suffering through dead zones (areas of low-oxygen content that can suffocate carbs and fish). We are pleased to release a series of Creek-By-Creek water quality reports that take a close look at conditions inside most of […]

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Our WQ Crew Brave The Elements – All The Elements!

July 19, 2021

Well, summer 2021 has certainly arrived and with the blistering heat sea nettle season is upon us. But boy, was it cold out on the Severn River back in April when our intrepid Water Quality Monitoring Crew started tracking conditions in the Severn River.  This is how our Field Investigator, Emi McGeady, WQ Crew Kathryn […]

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Is An Algae Bloom Coming … To Creeks Of Whitehall Bay?

May 3, 2021

It’s cold out on the Severn In April! Yet, our intrepid Water Quality Teams were out braving the weather to get an early start on tracking conditions in the Severn River. Evidence is mounting in the Creeks of Whitehall Bay that something untoward is developing – the beginnings of an algae bloom like the Mahogany […]

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SRA Introduces Creek-by-Creek Water Quality Reports

January 19, 2021

Creek-by-Creek watershed reports are now available for Back Creek, Whitehall/Ridout Creeks, Indian Landing Station and the MGO oyster reef at Traces Hollow. Just click below to download the reports.      Back Creek                                                                  […]

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Special Report – Oysters At Traces Hollow Doing Well

November 23, 2020

Great news for our oyster restoration program! Our oysters that live on four restoration reefs in the Severn River are enjoying good water quality (WQ) conditions in the area between the Rt. 50 and USNA Bridges. A special report produced by SRA Field Investigator Emi McGeady focuses particularly on the Traces Hollow reef that is […]

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Water Quality Monitoring Teams Are Back At Work!

July 12, 2020

With the lifting of boating restrictions in late May, SRA’s water quality monitoring crews are back in action to create a comprehensive picture of the health of the Scenic Severn River. Our weekly water quality monitoring tours visit 45 stations throughout the entire waterway, from Indian Landing at the top of the river, through Round […]

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Do You Treasure Our Scenic Severn River?

July 1, 2020

Dear Lovers Of The Severn, A huge Thank You! goes out to all those who supported the Severn River during our June membership drive. There’s still time to show your support for the Severn to ensure that volunteer-based programs to protect our treasured waterway continue through these troubling times. Please consider supporting your river and […]

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State Of The Severn: Mostly, A Good Year!

April 22, 2020

  ANNAPOLIS (April 21, 2020) — For the most part, 2019 was a good year for the Severn River, according to the latest State Of The Severn report released by the Severn River Association, the nation’s oldest river group. The best news was that it was a great year for swimming; the clarity of the […]

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Now You Can Track The Severn’s Health Anytime!

January 20, 2020

Thanks to the hard work of our water quality monitoring team, and especially to our Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, you can now check on the health of the Severn River online at any time! All of the water quality data collected from SRA’s network of 41 monitoring stations are posted on the Chesapeake Data Explorer, […]

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A on a rainy day you can see … over a meter deep!

October 17, 2019

During Wednesday’s (Oct. 17, 2019) downpour, SRA’s intrepid water quality monitoring volunteers were out collecting data at 41 locations in the Severn River and they recorded some of the best we’ve seen all summer. Despite the rain, there was a remarkable amount of clarity in the water. The highest clarity was found at The Narrows […]

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Volunteers! Enjoy Fall Monitoring The Severn River

September 15, 2019

Hello Everyone! What a great year we have had so far with our Water Quality (WQ) Monitoring Program! I would like to thank all of our boat captains and WQ Crew who have volunteered this summer to help out. Thanks to your efforts, we’ve made great strides in understanding the overall health of the Severn […]

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