The Citizen Lake and Stream Monitoring Programs are proud to support some of the most dedicated water monitors in the country. The high-quality data you collect has helped Minnesota better understand and protect our treasured waterways.
We hope to make your monitoring experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. If you have any questions, or don’t find the resources you need to monitor your site, please contact us.
It started in 1998 with 17 volunteers monitoring the health of 22 stream sites in southeast Minnesota. Today there are more than 400 volunteers and 500 stream sites across Minnesota.
Citizen Lake & Stream online data entry
New in 2020, Citizen Lake and Stream Monitors can now enter water clarity data online: https://rsp.pca.state.mn.us/TEMPO_RSP/Orchestrate.do
See detailed instructions on how to access the system and submit your data
If you have any questions, contact:
- Citizen Stream Monitoring Program Instruction Manual (wq-csm1-05)
- Citizen Lake Monitoring Program Instruction Manual
Yearbook of volunteers
Citizen Water Monitoring
MN Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN 55155