DEQ adopts 20-year plan for monitoring nutrients in Bitterroot River

DEQ adopts 20-year plan for monitoring nutrients in Bitterroot River

News Type: State Source: Bitterroot Star
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The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has initiated the implementation of a 20-yearlong water quality monitoring project on the mainstem of the Bitterroot River. The agency is taking samples for nutrient testing from five sites on the river’s mainstem including sites at the USGS gauge south of Darby and at the bridges at Main Street in Hamilton, Bell Crossing, Florence and Buckhouse. The sampling design and primary objective of this monitoring effort is to detect long-term trends in nutrient and benthic algae chlorophyll concentrations in the Bitterroot River.