water quality monitoring

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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Giant Dead Zone Invades The Severn River

September 12, 2019

ANNAPOLIS (Sept. 12, 2019) –  There’s some sad to report: despite some great clarity and a bountiful crop of forage fish and underwater grasses this year, there is an extensive dead zone in the Severn River this summer. A special report produced by the Severn River Association (SRA) uses data collected by the group’s water […]

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What Do Dead Zones Do? They Kill Fish & Crabs.

August 23, 2019

Here’s a sad story about why dead zones are a bad thing for the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay. Our pal Ted found that 5 crabs and 5 Perch he was holding in a livebox overnight were dead the next morning (Aug. 21). Cause: Dead Zone in Little Round Bay. These fish and crabs […]

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