The team established six monitoring sites within the North Kinnickinnic River Monitoring Project Area. The sites were selected based upon:
Their upstream or downstream relationship to the development being studied
Ease of access due to public property or easements
Flow characteristics of the site
Sites are determined partly on their flow characteristics, they must be appropriate for the type of sampling needed. For example, good mixing is critical for accurate temperature monitoring. Where possible, the monitor was placed in, or immediately below, a section of the river that had good riffles for the mixing of the water.