Below is a map of the current ModMon mid-river water quality sampling stations on the Neuse River (sampling stations 0 – 180). The Paerl Lab collects surface and bottom water from these stations on a bi-weekly basis throughout the year.
Additionally, water samples are collected monthly in Pamlico Sound (sampling stations 1 – 9 denoted by triangles). Surface and bottom water is collected from these stations that are further east (closer to the Atlantic Ocean) than the ModMon mid-river water quality samples.
The water is then brought back to the lab where it is filtered for HPLC, chlorophyll a, CHN, CDOM, DOC/ DIC, and nutrients. YSI Sensor Sonde readings are also taken at each station for water temperature, salinity, conductivity, chl a, dissolved oxygen, ph, and fluorescence.