Volunteers to begin testing water clarity in lakes
by Staff Writer
Lake visitors will see the volunteers dropping a Secchi disk, a black-and-white weighted disk on a rope, from boats, docks and piers to gather water data, Merryman said in a news release. Data gathered locally will become part of the “Secchi Dip-In,” a project to monitor lakes in the U.S. and Canada.
Merryman also encourages citizens of all ages throughout the Catawba River basin to join the project. Anyone interested can contact the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, at 704-679-9494, to receive a Secchi disk, directions and data collection sheets.