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

Nov 22, 2023 10:15 AM

This may not be current data


Water Quality

Water Temperature
37.4 F
3.4 C

Specific Conductivity
0.26 mS/cm

Dissolved Oxygen
86.9%

Dissolved Oxygen
11.6mg/l

Salinity
0.1 PSU

Depth
3.28 ft
1.43 m

pH
7.8 standard units

Turbidity
9 FNU/NTU

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

Feb 22, 2024 3:00 AM

Weather

Air Temp
29.8° F

-1.2° C

Wind Speed
0mps (0mph)

Max Wind Speed
0mps (0mph)

Wind Dir
No Wind Detected

Rel Humidity
87%

Bar Pressure
1010 millibars

Cum Precip
0.0mm

Total PAR
0.0mmol/m2/15 mins

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

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