Morton Channel Station

Water Quality Monitoring Station

Pend Oreille River – LPOW no longer monitors this station.

How to use the graph: View data for only one year by clicking on that year in the legend. Supplemental information is provided by hovering over a data point. 

For a link to IDEQ’s Water Quality Standards, click here.

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Status – No Known Issues

Citizen Scientist(s): Preston Andrews, Patty Ericsson

Morton Channel is located in the mainstem of the Pend Oreille River in Bonner County, adjacent to the Morton Slough. Samples are collected from Morton Channel in order to determine if Morton Slough influences the water quality of the river. Monitoring at this location started in 2013.

Location: 48°11’30.57″ 116°42’48.95″

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Laboratory analysis of water samples are very expensive totalling about $1,000 per station per field season. Your donation helps cover the costs of collecting & analyzing water samples.

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