3RQ Region Northern Allegheny
Iron Furnace Chapter of Trout Unlimited (PA)
Since December 2012, our 3RQ research team has ventured into the field every two weeks to record field parameters and collect grab samples along the banks of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio Rivers.
Combined, our team monitors 54 locations in an area that covers approximately 25,000 square miles. While the resultant water quality information is made available on the 3RQ website, there’s more to this project than just data…
Along the way, our team has encountered less than optimal weather conditions,
dealt with equipment issues and fielded questions from inquisitive citizens
regarding their work.
Join us as our contributing bloggers share their experiences, stories, and other relevant (and perhaps not so relevant) information.
Read on and hopefully be entertained, encouraged and maybe learn a thing or two as we get reports From the Field.
*The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the blogger(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of West Virginia University or the West Virginia Water Research Institute.*
As Duquesne's point person for 3RQ and self-appointed conduit for cool information on our 3RQ doins’, I am aiming at getting as many of our participants here at Duquesne and among our partners in the community to tell the stories of their experiences outdoors, in the water, and over the fields as they work on water quality. To launch this mini-series of stories, I am not able to resist making our first contribution to the 3RQ blog the following tale by our graduate student Oliver Dugas. As you’ll see, it is far too much fun to pass up—for the reader, or editor (me.), at least. As for the author, well…
The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 miles long, in southeastern Ohio. It is the largest river in Ohio with a watershed larger in area than the State of New Jersey. An important commercial route in the 19th century, it flows generally southward through the eastern hill country of Ohio. The river is navigable for much of its length through a series of locks and dams.