Note: This web portal is a draft version of a work in progress. It will be updated and refined with improved functionality based on feedback from users and the NDOT Stormwater Project Evaluation Group.
The NDOT Stormwater Division
has implemented this project to improve monitoring capabilities and
to explore the methods and the benefits of making continuous water quality data available in
near real-time to agency personnel and public stakeholders.
Urban and highway areas are a source of increased stormwater runoff and pollutant loading to
aquatic systems and riparian areas. It is the objective of state resource management agencies
and NDOT to improve the management of pollutant sources to reduce impacts on downstream aquatic
resources. Access to timely data can enhance decision-making as well as inform the public on
Meteorological conditions, water quality measurements, and stream discharge
are examples of data that the public may find of interest. Access to site monitoring
information, such as precipitation and turbidity, allows NDOT to remotely operate equipment,
verify sensor condition, and perform data quality checks, which improves efficiency and allows
operation of more monitoring stations.