Volunteer Water Monitoring Program
Coastal Carolina University’s Campus Water Quality Monitoring Program was previously conducted by Coastal Carolina University's Engineering Science students as part of their ENGR 199/299 Capstone course. Prior to that the program was taught by Dr. Susan Libes as part of MSCI:399Q. The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® serverd as the field leader for this project and ensured that the data was relayed to CCU’s Building and Grounds staff for follow up on potential illicit discharges. The Environmental Quality Lab under the Waccamaw Watershed Academy provided technical support including provision of equipment, maintenance, supplies and training.
The goal of CCU’s Campus Monitoring Program was to provide an assessment of water quality conditions in the stormwater ditches and retention ponds on campus, all of which eventually send waters off campus towards the Waccamaw River. Sampling was conducted throughout the academic semesters. The data were being used to evaluate whether water quality was improving or degrading over time at some or all of the sites using a watershed approach.
All of the data are posted at this website. Follow the stepped instructions to view data by date, site, and parameter in a number of user selectable formats including boxplots and time trends.
This program is on a brief hiatus. Students interested in learning how to perform professional lab and field work should contact email@example.com for more information.