Water Monitoring

Keepers of the Shiawassee Macroinvertibrate Water Monitoring
in
Conjunction with Genesee County Drain Commission
Surface Water Management

Keepers of the Shiawassee

Water monitoring helps to identify any changes in the health of the river ecosystem. Regularly examining the interebrate species in the water helps to determine if pollutants may be contaminating the river. The inspections also can identify invasive species that may have found their way to our waterways.

2021 Fall Score Monitoring

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Site
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Site
Name
Site
Location
*Score Habitat
Assessment
Monitors at Site Volunteers
1 Downtown Linden City of Linden
T5NR6ES19
40.4 Yes 6 Gary Messenger, Pat Cockfield, Jannell Tillman, Maggie Yerman, Brent Judson, Natalie Guenther
2 Rackham Park City of Fenton 28.8 Yes 6 Gary Messenger, Pat Cockfield, Jannell Tillman, Maggie Yerman, Brent Judson, Natalie Guenther

2021 Spring Score Monitoring

Site
#
Site
Name
Site
Location
*Score Habitat
Assessment
Monitors at Site Volunteers
1 Downtown Linden City of Linden

T5NR6ES19

37.0 Yes 4 Gary Messenger, Pat Cockfield, Julie Gatza, Jannell Tillman
2 Rackham Park City of Fenton 31.2 Yes 4 Gary Messenger, Pat Cockfield, Julie Gatza, Sarah Baker
3 Duffield Road Argentine Township
T5NR5ES20
34.6 Yes 5 Gary Messenger, Pat Cockfield, Jannell Tillman, Beth Jacob, Tom Lander
4 Yellow River Lillie Road, Byron, MI 33.3 Yes 3 Gary Messenger, Pat Cockfield, Jannell Tillman

2020 Fall Score Monitoring

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Site
#
Site
Name
Site
Location
*Score Habitat
Assessment
Monitors at Site Volunteers
1 Downtown Linden City of Linden
T5NR6ES19
39.7 Yes 5 Gary Messenger, Pat Cockfield, Jannell Tillman, Maggie Yerman, Heather Brushaber
2 St Mary Magdelene, Fenton City of Fenton
T8NR8E
28.2 Yes 4 Gary Messenger, Pat Cockfield, Jannell Tillman, Sue Lossing

2020 Spring Score Monitoring

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Site
#
Site
Name
Site
Location
*Score Habitat
Assessment
Monitors at Site Volunteers
1 Duffield Road Argentine Township
T5NR5ES20
Discontinued No 2 Sue Lossing, Dave Lossing
2 Downtown Linden City of Linden
T5NR6ES19
29.8 Yes 2 Sue Lossing, Dave Lossing
3 St Mary Magdelene, Fenton City of Fenton
T8NR8E
31.1 Yes 2 Sue Lossing, Dave Lossing
*Score Rating:
>48 = Excellent
34 – 48 = Good
10 – 33.9 = Fair
<19 = Poor

For more info about water monitoring or to become a volunteer, contact Gary Messenger or Pat Cockfield.