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3. Create and Edit an Account

Last updated on 2024-02-19

NOTE: It is not necessary to create an account to view data on Monitor My Watershed. You must have an account in order to share data. It might also be helpful to have an account if you regularly check on specific sites owned by other users (see Section 4.4 for instructions on how to follow sites).

3.1 Create an Account

To create an account, click the “Sign Up” button on the Monitor My Watershed homepage or click “Sign Up” in the main menu. Fill out the following fields.

Your Name
Please note that your first and last names will be displayed publicly with your data; if you do not want your name to be visible, please do not sign up for an account.

Email Address
This will be used for password recovery and will not be visible to the public. You can also use your email address in the username field on the login form.

Choose a username. You should make a note of it, but you will also be able to log in with your email address.

Choose and confirm a strong password.

If applicable, select the organization you are with. If you are independent of an organization, you do not need to include one. To avoid duplicate entries for a single organization, please check the list of existing organizations by typing your organization name in the box. If you see “No results found,” clear your entry, click on the drop-down list, and choose “Add New Organization” (Figure 1). You will be prompted to add in about your organization, including an organization code, name, organization type, description, and organization link (Figure 2). People will be able to search the data by organization so make sure you do not create a duplicate entry for an existing organization.

Figure 1. Add new organization.
Figure 2. New organization information.

Terms of Use
You must agree to the Terms of Use in order to register. If you wish to read the terms, you may click the link in the agreement on the Sign Up page, or use this link. Accept the terms and click the Register button.

3.2 Edit Your Account

If you need to edit your account after registration:

  1. Log into Monitor My Watershed.
  2. Click the “Logged in as (username)” link in the main menu, then click “My Account.”
  3. Click the pencil icon.
  4. Make the desired changes and click “Save Changes.”

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