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University of Georgia's MAREX Altamaha River Monitoring Program

Sponsoring Organization:  University of Georgia Marine Extension Service: MAREX Marine Advisory Services

Description:  The Altamaha River was the third river in the series to be investigated. This complex system was studied for three years. Physical, chemical and biological monitoring began in April 2002 and continued through March 2003 for Phase I. Five sampling locations were chosen on the Altamaha River from the mouth between Egg and Wolf Islands , to Two-Way Fish Camp Marina. Stage II of the Altamaha River project began in June 2003 and was designed to assess the exchange of salt and fresh water between the river and its associated sound systems. Two stations were carried over from year one and three new stations were added along the Mackay River . Monitoring for Phase II continued through May 2004. Altamaha River Phase III efforts began in August 2004. A Troll 9000 Multi-parameter instrument (Intermountain Environmental, Inc.) was trawled slowly behind the research vessel recording pH, temperature, salinity, pressure, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen in 2-minute intervals.

Web Site:  http://www.marex.uga.edu/advisory/WaterQuality.html

Duration:  04/01/2002 to 07/01/2005  (as of 07/29/2011)

Program Contact:  Keith Gates

Program Contact Email:  kgates@uga.edu

Program Contact Web URL:  http://www.marex.uga.edu/advisory/ContactUs.html

Monitoring Stations:  74 stations are registered in the database (search/display)

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