Webinar: Using the Water Quality Portal and other tools to explore my waterway and Rock River data
Speaker: Jim Kreft, Project Coordinator. USGS Water Resources
Water quality monitoring is a crucial aspect to protecting water resources. Under the Clean Water Act, state, tribal and federal agencies monitor lakes, streams, rivers and other types of water bodies to determine water quality condition. The data generated from these monitoring activities help water resource managers know where pollution problems exist, where to focus pollution control energies and where progress has been made.
- The Water Quality Exchange (WQX) is the mechanism for data partners to submit water monitoring data to EPA.
- The Water Quality Portal (WQP) is the mechanism for anyone, including the public, to retrieve water monitoring data from EPA.