USA Volunteer Water Monitoring Network

March 4, 2013
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Stormwater Monitoring

Question 1: I’d like to hear from other volunteer groups that have tried any kind of first flush or storm event sampling.
Question 2: I have been researching manual first flush and composite storm water sampling for volunteers but have been unable to find documents that pertain to an operating procedure to conduct the sampling.
Question 3: Does anyone have suggestions/experiences for storm event monitoring – specifically recruitment and commitment from volunteers on short notice. What has worked well? The challenges?
Question 4: How effective are stormwater infiltration structures in increasing soil moisture? Continue reading

March 4, 2013
by kstepenu
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Stream Debris Survey Protocols

Question: Are there any established protocols for stream debris surveys? Marine debris surveys that quantify the amount, type, and source of the debris/solid wastes seem to be pretty well established, but, while there are many “stream clean-ups”, I’ve not seen methods for analyzing the debris collected. Is anyone conducting such surveys? Continue reading

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