Students participate in water testing project

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Dozens of student teams from both U.S. and Mexico gathered at different points along the Rio Grande to measure vital signs of the river and its tributaries.

The eighth annual Rio Research Roundup is part of the 23rd annual Dia Del Rio Celebration.

During the roundup, students measured various water quality parameters that include bacteria, nitrates, phosphates, PH, Salinity and others.

The data helps us have a better understanding of our dynamic and ever changing river.

The river continues to rank among the 10 most endangered rivers in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

The roundup is designed as an educational experience to promote watershed unity and awareness.