Phinizy Center is now on the Ogeechee River! This summer, we placed our first monitor in the Ogeechee River, and we have placed 2 more since. We are monitoring a total of six, two of which belong to Georgia EPD. Each of these sites is equipped with monitors that measure water temperature, conductivity, pH, and dissolved oxygen every 15 minutes. The data from these monitors is transmitted in real-time to a website that anybody in the world can see. To see this data, click on the link below:
We are also collecting monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, and annual samples that are being analyzed for a suite of different parameters, including the following:
- Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia, and Organic Nitrogen
- Ortho-Phosphorus and Total Phosphorus
- Fecal Coliform and E. Coli
- Aquatic Insects, and
- Long-term and 5-day Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD).
The Ogeechee River Project is in partnership with Georgia Southern University.
A public information session was held on Tuesday, August 26th at Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center.
You can learn more about this project at www.georgiasouthern.edu/ogeechee.
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