2014 has kicked off and we're excited about all of the activities planned for Texas Stream Team in the coming year. We seem to have started off the year with some rather cold winter, and this was evident in many of the water quality data reports that our citizen scientists submitted for January and February. Thank you to all of those monitors who braved the elements in order to get your data in to us. We really appreciate your commitment to Texas Stream Team! Spring is just around the corner though, and it will be a great time to get outside.
Partner Spotlight: Texas Stream Team Partners with Pan Am University of Texas
By: Lindsay Sansom
Texas Stream Team (TST) recently formed a new partnership with a dedicated group of undergraduate researchers from Pan AM University of Texas, with Dr. Jungseok Ho as the principal investigator.
Aquatic Plant Series: Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
By: Taylor Ream
Description: Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an invasive aquatic plant species that can form thick mats in freshwater ecosystems. It varies in height from several centimeters (cm) to over three feet (ft.) tall. Water hyacinth has distinctive flowers with six petals that can range in color from light blue to violet. One of the six petals has a characteristic yellow spot surrounded by darker shades of purple.
Texas Stream Team Data: What is it used for?
| By: Travis Tidwell |
Texas Stream Team citizen Scientists are trained to collect water quality data from monitoring locations across Texas. The parameters that these monitors measure, such as temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and water clarity, are all collected under an approved Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.