The Water Quality Program is currently working on finishing installation of a real-time monitoring station on the Truckee River in Wadsworth, NV. Once complete, the station will record continuous field measurements in temperature, specific conductivity, total dissolved solids, pH, turbidity and dissolved oxygen. The station is essential for collecting data in important events like high flows i.e. floods and low flows i.e. drought. It will also allow staff to record the data that occurs during the night when Dissolve Oxygen levels lowest due to lack of photosynthesis occurring in plants, which is important as our aquatic wildlife like the cui-ui and Lahontan cutthroat trout need high levels of dissolved oxygen in the water to survive.
Check back late for more up to date information as we work to finish the Wadsworth station and continue to look to add more permanate real-time monitoring stations