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Carson River snapshot day tomorrow

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CARSON CITY – Local volunteers will participate in the Fourth-Annual Carson River Snapshot Day Saturday, Oct. 17. The volunteers, under the guidance of a water resource professional, will collect watershed information from 10 locations along the river at exactly the same time that morning, providing a “snapshot” of current environmental conditions at the Carson River.

During the event, the volunteers will make visual observations of habitat and land uses, and measure physical and chemical characteristics. Participants will perform field tests to measure dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH and temperature. Water samples also will be collected and analyzed at a laboratory for nutrients, sediment, and bacteria.

The data collected will be used to screen for potential water quality problems, help to establish baseline conditions, and provide additional data for water resource agencies.

This event, modeled after the Truckee River Snapshot Day, is sponsored by the Carson Water Subconservancy District and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

Contact Jill Lufrano a 775-443-5459 for information.