What We Monitor & Why
We protect human health and the environment by monitoring wildlife, plants, water quality, and air quality.
June 27, 2012
Workers prepare for the annual Fall sampling campaign on the Rio Grande in White Rock Canyon near Los Alamos, NM. Crews take samples of spring and surface water, as well as sediment, at numerous locations along the canyon from Otowi Bridge to the Cochiti Reservoir. The rafts carry people, camping gear, equipment, and coolers that keep the samples at required temperatures.