south river monitoring

Since 2007, the Federation has compiled an annual South River Scorecard. Each year, the Scorecard presents data on key indicators of River health, such as: water clarity, dissolved oxygen, underwater grasses, and the abundance of aquatic life. Much of the data in the Scorecard has been collected by the South Riverkeeper, but the report also utilizes data from a variety of respected sources such as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences. 

View both the 2017 Scorecard and the centerfold-out graphics. This year, the scorecard booklet had a foldout map of the river showing creek grades, as well as the a Best & Worst of the River for 2017. See the slideshow presentation here.



2017 Individual Creek Report Cards

Aberdeen Almshouse  Beards  Broad Church
 Crab  Duvall  Gingerville  Glebe  Harness

 Little Aberdeen

Pocahontas  Selby Warehouse

View the 2016 Scorecard here.  (Please note that we have implemented a new scoring system this year).

 2016 Individual Creek Report Cards

Aberdeen Creek

Almshouse Creek

Beards Creek

Broad Creek

Church Creek
Crab Creek Duvall Creek
Gingerville Creek
Glebe Bay
Harness Creek

Little Aberdeen

Pocahontas Creek

Selby Bay

Warehouse Creek



2015 Report Card Click here to view the 2015 Scorecard.  

If you would like more in-depth analysis of the report card data, please refer to the South River Tidal Monitoring Technical Report published in 2013.