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.

2016 Water Monitoring Calendar

Our “Winter” newsletter and 2016 Monitoring Calendar are now available. Thank you to all our volunteers for your dedication to FOSR and to the Shenandoah River. Have a happy and safe holiday season!                

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

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 Read More

FOSR Report: Risks of biosolid fertilizer application on water quality

How does nitrogen get in the streams of the Shenandoah Valley? The water quality data compiled from this FOSR 2013 study in Clarke County, Virginia indicate that springs located near fields or areas where biosolids have been applied have higher Read More

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