Prairie Rivers of Iowa, along with our partners Story County Conservation and City of Ames, have installed two water quality monitor units in the South Skunk River Watershed.

  • Squaw Creek at Lincoln Way in Ames
  • East Indian Creek at S27 north of Maxwell

These two monitors are installed from April/May-October every year and will automatically take samples twice per month, as well as during periods of higher flows (after rain events). As part of our educational efforts, the data is available to you on this website (below).

Want to learn more about the components of water we are monitoring? Click to view our handout here.

2018 Data: LIVE monitoring data can be found here.

2017 Data: Monitoring data can be found here.

2016 Data: Monitoring data can be found here.

A technical report by Emmons and Olivier Resources, Inc. has been prepared for each of the first two years of monitoring. The 2016 Report can be found here. The 2017 Report can be found here.