The Hoosier Riverwatch Volunteer Stream Monitoring Internet Database became a reality in the summer of 2000. Indiana volunteer stream monitoring groups enter data collected during habitat, chemical, and biological sampling. Only volunteers who have completed a Hoosier Riverwatch training workshops may enter data into the statewide Internet Database.
In addition, volunteers and the general public can view and download all stream data submitted to the database by Riverwatch volunteers. This provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to share data, not only with one another, but also with anyone interested in the quality of Indiana's rivers and streams.