Water Quality & Monitoring

Water quality monitoring data have been collected at various locations in the Stony Brook, Upper Lake, Lower Lake and the tributary stream to Upper Lake (Project Stream) on the Mount Holyoke campus biweekly from 1996 to present day.

The campus lake system has been identified as excessively high in certain nutrients, causing eutrophication in both Upper and Lower Lake. Through consistent water quality sampling by dedicated staff and the various student-faculty restoration efforts around campus, students are able to monitor the health of this important campus ecosystem and contribute high quality data to their own independent projects or coursework.

Long term water quality monitoring data is available on the Institutional Data Archive.