The Water Quality Control Program (WQCP) monitors the surface waters of Bishop Creek, within the Bishop Paiute Reservation. Four water quality monitoring stations are programmed to continuously collect physical parameters.
The WQCP provides provisionary (raw, non-validated) data available real-time and on the web through the Tribal Environmental Exchange Network (TREX).
Upstream North Fork Station (near Brockman & Diaz) SW-3
Downstream North Fork Station (near Tu Su & US395) SW-2
Upstream South Fork Station (near Brockman & Line) SW-4
Downstream South Fork Station (near See Vee & Diaz) SW-1
During irrigation season (April 1st - October 31st), WQCP collects weekly surface water samples at six sites to determine the coliform bacteria levels. A geometric mean value is calculated for each site from the analyzed E. coli data and compared to the Tribe's adopted E. coli criteria. Click here to view graphs of the most recent E. coli data.
Staff also monitor groundwater levels regularly within the Bishop Paiute Reservation.
Want to know more? Check out the Tribe's Water Quality Control Plan on the WQ Standards link above.