Monitoring

Our researchers are responsible for operating the Reserve’s System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP). SWMP provides scientists, resource managers, educators, and other coastal decision makers with frequent and high-quality water quality, weather, nutrient, and wetland plant community data.  Since 2012, the Reserve has maintained four water quality stations, one meteorological station, and collected nutrient and algal data that is all publicly available.

Current Conditions on the St. Louis River Estuary

A water quality station monitoring a body of water

Barker's Island

Apr 30, 2024 11:00 AM

This may not be current data


Water Quality

Water Temperature
42.8 F
6.7 C

Specific Conductivity
0.23 mS/cm

Dissolved Oxygen
91.8%

Dissolved Oxygen
11.2mg/l

Salinity
0.1 PSU

Depth
3.28 ft
1.15 m

pH
8.0 standard units

Turbidity
11 FNU/NTU

Chorophyl Fluoresence
3.6

All Data is property of NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) / National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

A water quality station monitoring a body of water

Barker's Island

Oct 26, 2022 2:25 PM

This may not be current data


Nutrients

Orthophospate
0.013

Ammonium
0.085

Nitrite

Nitrate

Nitrite + Nitrate
0.502

Chlorophyll
7.4

All Data is property of NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) / National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

A weather station in a marsh area

Pokegama Bay

May 22, 2024 11:00 AM

Weather

Air Temp
57° F

13.9° C

Wind Speed
6.0mps (13.4mph)

Max Wind Speed
10.3mps (22.4mph)

Wind Dir
26°

Rel Humidity
72%

Bar Pressure
999 millibars

Cum Precip
5.1mm

Total PAR
70.0mmol/m2/15 mins

All Data is property of NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) / National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

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