The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center has launched a new program locally that will increase its water-monitoring capabilities. New automated monitoring platforms capable of collecting real-time data on a wide variety of water quality measures will add to the center’s capabilities to keep track of the changes the river is going through in real time.
John Chick, an Aquatic Ecologist with NGRREC, tells the Big Z it is important to be able to harvest real-time data.
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Ultimately, NGRREC is committed to creating a network of water quality platforms, starting with the Mississippi River. They have just installed a buoy on the Clark Bridge.