Dataset Overview

Ongoing, frequently updated. Water quality data collected in the field: pH, Dissolved oxygen (% sat, mg/L), Specific conductivity, temperature. Biological data: flora and fauna species identification, length, sex, weight measurements of adult breeding amphibians, Spatial data on pool area, amphibian egg mass counts, surface water height. Water quality: March through October, annual adult amphibian capture and egg mass counts (March, April, May), water level: continuous all year

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To study and monitor seasonal pool surface water storage, tie wildlife usage to healthy forested uplands in the watershed, and connect scientific data collected in the lower Hudson valley to better understand pool wetlands.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date


Data Availability

Data are available upon request

Preferred Citation

Parisio, F. (Ongoing) West of Hudson NYC Watershed Season Pool Monitoring (Vernal pools). NYCDEP.

Update Frequency

Other maintenance period

Maintenance Plan

Not provided


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