Saw Kill Watershed Data

The Saw Kill is 14.3 miles long and is contained within a 26.2-square-mile watershed that includes land in the towns of Red Hook, Milan, and Rhinebeck. It is a subwatershed of the Hudson Direct Drainage system, which includes all direct drainages in the western part of Dutchess County. 

The Bard Water Lab analyzes samples from the Saw Kill for sewage-indicating bacteria, turbidity, chlorophyll a, colored dissolved organic material (CDOM), phycocyanin, and optical brighteners (OB). We also record temperature and conductivity data for the Saw Kill that our volunteers collect while sampling. 

The Bard Water Lab maintains a data archive for the Saw Kill Watershed Community that houses historic water-quality data, maps of subbasins, riparian buffers, wetlands, impervious surfaces, and dams in the Saw Kill Watershed, and a collection of relevant scientific literature. 


Map of the Sawkill

Billboard Imafe for Map of the Sawkill