Monitoring Data

Friends of the Shenandoah River has been monitoring water quality in the Shenandoah River since 1987. We make that information available to government agencies, the public and the press here through our monitoring map and data portal.

2017 Water Monitoring Calendar

The FOSR’s Volunteer Citizen Scientists Water-quality Monitors will be out collecting water samples on those days highlighted in blue as part of the Friends of the Shenandoah River’s long-term assessment of water quality in the Shenandoah River Basin. The water Read More

2015 Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Conference – Shenandoah University

Bridging the Water Quality Data Gap The Friends of the Shenandoah River is pleased to announce it is one of the hosts of 2015 Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference on August 6-8 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. A chance to Read More

A Reference Stream for the Karst Area of Shenandoah Valley

by Wayne Webb In Virginia, a stream is listed as impaired if it fails to meet the State water quality standards that support the designated uses of all of Virginia’s rivers and streams. If a stream fails to meet a Read More

Stories Your FOSR Data Can Tell You

We encourage you to visit our map and data portal that will open with a map identifying all of the FOSR’s monitoring sites throughout the Shenandoah River watershed.  You will be able to click on the individual markers that will lead Read More

Aquatic Biogeochemistry of Nitrogen and Phosphorus: a guide to the wilderness.

The Friends of the Shenandoah River (FOSR) has conducted a monitoring program that now is approaching 25 years in duration.  Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are among the nutrients whose concentrations are measured: N as ammonia and as nitrate plus Read More

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