The Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program began in 1993 and since that time thousands of Stream Team volunteers have been trained to collect water quality samples from Missouri streams. In 2011, the first data summary report was completed, which compiled and analyzed the volunteer data from 1993-2010.
The 2018 report includes an additional six years of data and includes analysis of water chemistry samples at 627 sites and macroinvertebrate monitoring at 413 sites across the state. The results are summarized and interpreted for each of 13 regions of the state. In total, the report compiles and summarizes data from over 40,000 sampling events.
This effort was made possible through the compilation and interpretation work of Dan Obrecht and Tony Thorpe, University of Missouri Senior Research Associates, and with guidance from the Missouri Stream Team Program.
The project was funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Read the latest report here: Missouri Stream Team Data Summary Report