Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
Water Quality Monitoring Station


This product provides near real-time water quality data of bottom conditions for a water quality monitoring station located at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory (COL). The COL is situated at the mouth of the Tred Avon River, a tributary to the Choptank River, in Chesapeake Bay.
Water depth at the sampling location is ~10' (3m) MLW, and water is sampled from ~8" (25cm) above the bottom. Water quality parameters are measured using a YSI EXO 2 and recorded using a Campbell Scientific CR1000 data logger. The station is located at - Lat 38.679181, Lon -76.173284. Water samples are collected once every hour.
All questions and comments should be addressed to Jason Spires at Please include "COL Monitoring Station" in the subject line. This station adheres to IOOS Real-time QA/QC protocols for temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen. Observations adhere to the Timing/Gap Test, Gross Range Test, and Climatology test. More information about these tests can be found here.

COL Water Quality Data

1 month (Select Parameters)

COL Water Quality Data

1 week

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