Methane Module

Citizen scientists and students interested in learning more about water quality near their communities can now participate in a series of exercises designed to investigate methane concentrations in streams.

The tools can be used to investigate for potential environmental impacts of oil and natural gas wells in Pennsylvania. 

The exercises are designed to guide you through the initial stages of a hypothetical water supply complaint investigation where methane has been detected in surface water. 

There are three different scenarios in the exercise. Links to each can be found by clicking here, and scrolling to the bottom on the web page. 

Participants will investigate a low methane concentration measured in Southwest Pa in Washington County and will explore methane samples taken in Centre and Lycoming counties. You will learn to use tools like HydroClient.