The Watershed Knowledge Mapping Project is a research study that examines efforts to monitor the impacts of Marcellus Shale natural gas development on surface water. Our main purpose is to discover where surface water is being monitored and to document the extent of volunteer and other non-governmental efforts to carry out data collection efforts. A major objective of this project is to identify regions and watersheds that are not being monitored and may require greater attention by governments, researchers, and the public.

The following information is available on this website:

About the project, including our objectives and research methodology
Maps of monitoring efforts in New York and Pennsylvania
Publications and recent presentations
Survey results and how to participate in our study
Privacy agreements for protecting participants
Research Team biographies
Contact information

Latest News – February 2013

View our latest release of maps detailing governmental and non-governmental monitoring efforts in New York and Pennsylvania. These maps represent the time, money, technologies, expertise and other resources expended by federal, state, and local government agencies to monitor surface water quality.