water quality monitoring

Floating Classroom Looks Forward To 2022!

November 26, 2021

It was a great year for students this summer participating in our Floating Classroom program aboard our scientific research vessel, Sea Girl.  During the peak of the summer, our Habitat Instructor, Briana Nancy, sets sail nearly every week on our scientific research vessel, Sea Girl, to develop young scientists and encourage stewardship of our waterways. SRA’s […]

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Calling All Boaters! Paddlers, Fishermen, Crabbers!   

November 24, 2021

What is our scientist friend from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) doing? Taking pictures of Chessie the Sea Monster? No, it’s even more exciting … SERC Researcher Elizabeth is taking pictures of turbidity in the water! Huh? This summer, SRA was proud to help the folks at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) ground […]

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Back Creek Clarity Ends On Bright Clear Note

November 24, 2021

Rockin’ great news on Back Creek in Eastport – water clarity hits season high: 1.25 m. That’s WQ Crew member Karen (at right) recording the big clarity event with the Secchi Disc in Jones Cove on our last day of water quality monitoring for the 2021 season. SRA’s water quality monitoring program is a robust, […]

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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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