Stream Team Training
The "ExStik" II one of 2 testing probes used to measure water quality.
Travis reviews calibration and the measure of pH with the "ExStik" II probe.
Travis Tidwell, Texas Stream Team Program Coordinator, provides to students insight on the value of fresh water to Central Texas.
Kate Bloomfield and Ellise Friedmann measure pH, dissolved oxygen, and electro conductivity of a water sample from the San Marcos River.
Travis provides instruction on using a "Secchi Disc" for measuring water clarity.
Lower Colorado River Testing
Sarah Rios measures pH and electro conductivity of a water sample from the Lower Colorado River at the FM 969 crossing.
Student volunteers from the University of Texas at Austins' Division of Recreational Sports drift downstream on the San Marcos River collecting and measuring water quality.
Julia Small a Freshman "Marine and Freshwater Biology" major waits to portage Martindale Dam on the San Marcos River.
Katy Bloomfiled and Scarlette Hsia relax at the Martindale dam on the San Marcos River.
Longhorn Stream Team volunteers portage the Martindale dam on the San Marcos River.
Lower Colorado River Monitoring Trip
Sebastian Munoz, Plan II Environmental Science Major and Outdoor Recreation Program Trip Leader, demonstrates proper paddling technique on the banks of the Colorado River.
Longhorn Stream Team volunteers learn proper paddling and steering canoeing strokes.
Students learning how to calibrate water quality testing instruments.
Longhorn Stream Team volunteers get prepared to run a 13 mile stretch of the Lower Colorado River.
Julianne Scamardo (Sophomore Environmental Science Major) and Mason Phillips (Sophomore Geophysics Major) collect water quality data on the Lower Colorado River.
Sam Lillard (Environmental Science Senior) measures water clarity using a "Secchi Disc" in a deep pool on the Lower Colorado River.
Sarah Rios records water quality data for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Lunch time for the Longhorn Stream along the banks of the Lower Colorado.
Student Volunteers with the Division of Recreational Sports Civic Engagement Program at the University of Texas at Austin drift down the Lower Colorado River to collect and monitor water quality.
Julia Small takes a reading at the put-in on the Lower Colorado.
Sebastian Munoz and Hannah Puckett instruct Longhorn Stream Team Volunteers on how to execute an open water canoe rescue.
Longhorn Stream Team student volunteers demonstrate how to perform an open water canoe rescue.