Watershed Monitoring in Pohnpei
Watershed Monitoring in PohnpeiPosted June 25, 2021
In Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) has been collecting sediment data at Dausokole Bay for over ten years and continues to monitor the effects of sediment loads from soil run-off to Pohnpei’s nearshore coral reef ecosystems. To support CSP’s ongoing watershed management, PacIOOS is loaning a nearshore water quality sensor to the non-profit organization as part of the Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program (WQSPP). In addition, PacIOOS has provided a rain gauge to be installed at the summit of Nahnalaud, the highest peak of Pohnpei, to get a better understanding of the amount of rain water entering the system. Both sensors will provide critical data that may be utilized to guide informed decision-making to Pohnpei’s watershed and coral reef management programs.