Water Quality Mapping

Specializing in accurate GPS environmental mapping, AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS offers proven methods and advanced technologies to provide precise, in situ measurement and mapping of water quality parameters. Utilizing an integrated system of accurate, real-time GPS, and multi-parameter water quality monitoring field instruments, AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS collects thousands of field data documenting and mapping the span and concentrations of multiple water quality parameters and indicators, to include:

  • Suspended Sediments
  • Nitrates and Ammonia
  • Blue-Green Algae
  • Rhodamine WT Dye
  • Chlorophyll
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Salinity
  • pH
  • Chloride
  • Temperature
  • Conductivity


The collected data are mapped with the use of powerful computer mapping software (HYPACK, HydroPro, ArcGIS, AutoCAD).  AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS’ trained staff develops accurate, full-format color drawings showing the measured water quality parameters as concentration “contours”. Accurate mappings of water quality parameters allows resource managers to visualize and confidently assess the source and extent of the critical environmental condition. The water quality mappings allow resource managers to accurately monitor trends and dynamics, and to determine whether implemented resource management programs are proving effective. The federal strategy is that many water quality and ecosystem problems are best solved at the watershed level. Federal grants are available to state and municipal governments for programs involving nonpoint source pollution, watershed planning, estuaries, and more. Whether the water quality concerns pertain to a stream, lake, estuary, or near shore marine environment, AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS can provide the methods, technology, and expertise to define and document water quality parameters.


Environmental Research, Mapping, and Technology