This summer Stuart Findlay held a press conference with partners to launch a high-tech environmental monitoring station based at Marist College. The new station, located in the river’s channel, will continuously monitor water quality and automatically collect samples for the assessment of toxics and pharmaceuticals.
This facility extends the network of 15 monitoring stations, collectively called the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS), which provides round-the-clock data on conditions in the Hudson River from Albany to the New York Harbor. By collecting data on a range of variables every 15 minutes, HRECOS informs flood risk, pollution cleanup, restoration efforts, and fisheries management.
The Poughkeepsie station was funded through the Environmental Protection Agency and built in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Cary Institute, and Marist College.