Dataset Overview

Each month, student volunteers and members of the Saw Kill Watershed Community collect samples from 14 sites along the Saw Kill. The Bard Water Lab then analyzes the samples for sewage-indicating bacteria, turbidity, chlorophyll a, colored dissolved organic material (CDOM), phycocyanin, and optical brighteners (OB). The lab also records the temperature and conductivity data that volunteers collect while sampling.

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Monthly monitoring of water chemistry metrics on the Saw Kill tributary.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date



963 records with 15 fields

Data Availability

Available for download

Data License

CC BY-SA - Attribution, Share alike license logo

Preferred Citation

Bard College Water Lab (2019) Saw Kill Tributary Water Chemistry Data . FEMC. Available online at:

Update Frequency


Maintenance Plan

Not provided


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