Water Monitoring

Welcome to MWCC’s Water Monitoring Page! Montana is a large state, and sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s monitoring what, and where. Discussion about this challenge at the 2015 American Water Resources Association and MWCC Joint Meeting led to the creation of this statewide Water Monitoring portal.

The MWCC Water Committee and the Montana State Library partnered to create this centralized hub of Montana’s water monitoring programs and other resources relevant to watershed work. In the pages below you can search different programs to find information including what agencies and organizations are conducting monitoring, locations, and monitoring objectives. The resource library provides over 200 trusted resources relevant to watershed work, including starting your own monitoring program.

Key partners in this work include the Monitoring Section of Montana DEQ and the Montana State University Volunteer Monitoring Program, both of which have additional resources available.

For more information about this site, or for tips on how to best navigate the different tools, check out this brief video.

Thank you to our agency partners for making this page possible, and special thanks to MWCC’s Water Activities Work Group members, Adam Sigler and Katie Makarowski for the time they dedicated to this project.