This program was designed to quickly identify water quality changes and problems through constant measurement.
Samples and values are collected at six stations strategically located around Silver Lake each week during the warmer months. Additionally, a team from the fresh water biology group at the University of New Hampshire visits Silver Lake annually for more extensive testing.
Data concerning water temperature, water clarity, lake stratification, chlorophyll content, phosphorus level and acidity (ph) are collected and analyzed. This data forms the basis of an extensive annual report and comparative evaluation.
The monitoring is done by a group of volunteers (often a husband and wife team). Each team devotes approximately three hours per year to the effort. If you would like to join this group, please contact us.