Cottonwood Creek gets intensive water quality assessment

Pat and Marie Sweeny take a water sample
Pat and Marie Sweeny take a water sample

Ongoing efforts to monitor Matanuska Valley water systems are being manned by volunteers, who brave foul weather and mosquitoes  to collect accurate data to help fight water pollution.  A few years ago,  many  Wasilla residents noticed white foam on Cottonwood Creek, a stream that meanders through urban congestion.  Their observations spurred an intensive quality assessment program aimed at finding the source of the foam.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Wasilla

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