2016 Muskingum River Gage at McConnelsville - Heidelberg University

Problem Description

The National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) of Heidelberg University is requesting financial assistance to continue the operation and maintenance of the water quality monitoring station on the lower Muskingum River at McConnelsville in Morgan County.  The monitoring station collects a number of water quality data, including concentrations of nutrients, total suspended solids, and amounts of sediments transported downstream.  The nutrient and sediment data are used by scientists and policy makers.  PWM grant funding partially funded the operation of the gage in 2015.



Solution Description

The gage provides important water quality data that is used extensively by government agencies, education institutions, commercial organizations, and non-profits.  The data show trends and patterns in water quality, measure pollutant loads, and analyze the effectiveness of best management practice implementation.

Grant Funding

Total Project Cost:    $33,750
Requested Grant:    $24,690
Grant Awarded:    $16,000

Location Information

This gage is located along the lower Muskingum River at McConnelsville in Morgan County.

Activity Log

This grant was approved by the Board of Directors on Feb. 19, 2016. This grant was a continuation from the 2015 grant program. The success of 2015 has encouraged the University to request additional funding to continue.

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