Conservation districts are looking for better ways to monitor and manage water resources, which are affected by naturally occurring cycles of drought, rising populations, and increasing demands from bioenergy and industrial sectors. The U.S. Drought Monitor suggests a risk management approach to drought management that emphasizes improved monitoring and planning. Water conservation districts are taking steps to reduce the impacts of drought through better preparedness, data collection, prediction, risk management, and improved response to drought emergencies.
The Goshen County Conservation Districts work with education programs for school age children. The program monitors for Water Temp, Dissolved Oxygen, PH, and Turbidity. The information gathered was entered into a data computer program and published on the website: