Volunteer water monitors collect valuable data used by agencies and organizations across the state to protect and manage Minnesota’s waters. Data collected by volunteers can be viewed in a variety of ways and at different scales.
- Individual lakes and streams — Local site reports summarize data gathered at each volunteer monitoring location, compare it to other waterbodies in the local watershed, and highlight changes in clarity over time.
- Volunteer monitoring Program annual summary — The summary maps annual water clarity averages across Minnesota, and provides information on program participation rates.
- Transparency trends — Results describe lakes and stream sites with increasing, decreasing, or unchanging water clarity across the state.
- Surface Water Data Webpage — Search for more lake and stream data.