Drought has set in in the Roaring Fork Valley and with it, dropping river levels and elevated water temperatures which could lead to stressed fish and other aquatic organisms.
Roaring Fork Conservancy is introducing a NEW program for Hot Spots for Trout, a citizen scientist stream temperature monitoring program, and looking for 35 volunteers who would be willing to:
- Follow proper water temperature collection protocols for accurate data. RFC will provide instruction.
- Collect at least 5 water temperature readings a week (same or different locations) from July through mid-October.
- Upload data using RFC’s NEW Hot Spots for Trout app via phone or computer as often as data is collected (at least twice a week).
- Volunteers will check out a calibrated thermometer and will be expected to return thermometers when Hot Spots program is completed.
Learn more about Hot Spots for Trout and the importance of cool water at