Monitoring Sediment Run-off in Palau
Monitoring Sediment Run-off in PalauPosted January 11, 2020
As part of the PacIOOS Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program (WQSPP), a nearshore sensor was installed in December at Ngaremlengui dock on the island of Babeldoab, Republic of Palau. The Forest and Watershed Restoration Program of the Ebiil Society has replanted vegetative cover in an upland development area above the dock and an adjacent river.
The sensor will help to monitor sediment run-off in the downstream and reef area and thereby assess the success of the revegetation efforts. The instrument measures water temperature, salinity, turbidity, chlorophyll-a, and depth at 15-minute intervals and will be installed for a one-year period.