Surface Water Quality

​Monitor​ing Dat​a​

​​Monitoring data being collected currently and in the past is available. Please scroll down for more information.

  • Request for data records
  • Data collected every hour/ 24 hours a day

Request for data records 

​The following records are available upon request and at no cost. Only electronic versions of data are available from 1985 to present.

  • 1969 – 1984:  Hand written into logs. Many are still on file.
  • 1984 – 1993:  Lotus database
  • 1994 – 2004:  FoxPro based data management network
  • 2004 – Present: Custom water quality database application.

We welcome you to submit a request for surface water quality data. A minimum of two weeks is required for staff to process the request form and release the data. To submit a request, please fill out the Water Quality Request Form.   

​Staff follows strict Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) practices when collecting field measurements or surface water quality samples. When samples are delivered to a laboratory, the laboratory is required to provide finalized data electronically and in hard copy to the QA/QC officer within forty-five days. All field and laboratory data received by the QA/QC officer is compiled, reviewed, verified, validated, and warehoused. 

Questions about data management and QA/QC? 

Contact Caroline Burgett, Mecklenburg County Environmental Analyst.

Continuous Monitoring - Data collected every hour 24 hours a day  

The Continuous Monitoring and Alert Notification Network (CMANN) is comprised of a network of automated monitoring stations where data is being collected throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County every hour, 24 hours a day! Please see our CMANN website to see where and what data are being collected and to use its powerful data management tools.  Our CMANN website contains a wealth of stream data and reporting tools that can help you better understand all the stream data being collected. Staff uses CMANN data and this website to identify both short and long term changes in water quality.

Questions about CMANN? 

Contact Ryan Spidel, Mecklenburg County Senior Environmental Specialist.