Water Quality Monitoring

Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Program

The Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Program (CLAMP) is a volunteer-based lake monitoring program started in 1999 by Iowa Lakeside Lab and Friends of Lakeside Lab. Volunteers collect water samples throughout the summer on nine lakes in Dickinson County, Iowa. The goal of CLAMP is to provide long-term monitoring data for algae conditions and educate local citizens about lake ecology. The water testing required for this program is funded by the Friends of Lakeside Lab. To learn more about the CLAMP program, head to the CLAMP website!

To volunteer for CLAMP, reach out to ashley-scheve@uiowa.edu!