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New Real-Time Sites in Michigan announced
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has a network of real-time monitoring stations located along many waterways in Michigan. These stations automatically collect data every 15-60 minutes and collect different data like stage, streamflow, precipitation, and water-quality data. Water-quality real-time data can include temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity. The data are stored onsite at the remote monitoring station and transmitted to USGS offices every 1-4 hours.
Our most recently added real-time sites are:
Real-time sites that were relocated due to road construction or stream conditions are:
In addition, automatic samplers are collecting nutrient samples at 04144032 Threemile Creek at Prior Road near Durand, 04167150 Middle River Rouge at Dearborn Heights, and 04168400 Lower River Rouge at Dearborn.
Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory
The USGS Michigan Water Science Center Bacteriological Research Laboratory (MI-BaRL) in Lansing, MI provides a variety of modern analytical approaches to understand bacteriological contamination and microbial ecology in diverse aquatic environments. The MI-BaRL laboratory has examined beach microbiology, the occurrence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in surface water, and the occurrence of microbial pathogens in surface water, ground water, and in drinking water supplies. In addition, several studies conducted in the MI-BaRL have examined the ecology of microbial communities in different settings, including sulfur rich springs, arsenic and hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater, and wastewater-contaminated surface and groundwater.