California Watershed Assessment Manual


Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 16:22:17 -0700
From: “Shilling, Fraser”
Subject: [volmonitor] California Watershed Assessment Manual

Monitoring Colleagues

I am the lead for the California Watershed Assessment Manual (CWAM) project. An important part of this project is describing protocols for collecting water quality data, storing and retrieving the data, using them in modeling, using data to assess impairment relative to water quality standards, the use of water quality indices, water quality data in combination with geogrpahic information systems, the role of assessment in developing monitoring programs, and the role of monitoring in iterative watershed assessment. I was wondering if people could take a few seconds or minutes and send me their favorite links, references, or electronic material regarding these topics. Those of you in California, please feel free to send me your email address and I will let you know when the draft Manual comes out (beginning of June).

Fraser Shilling
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California, Davis
CA 95616
530-752-7859 (ph)
530-752-3350 (fax)


From: Kris Stepenuck []
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: [volmonitor] California Watershed Assessment Manual


You might be interested in a listing of volunteer monitoring programs that have online accessible databases. We’ve compiled a list with links to each of these database on our project website at:(introductory page) or (the┬álist)

Also, within Wisconsin we are currently working with the Aquatic and Terrestrial Resources Inventory – an effort between the Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wiscosnin, to create GIS maps of both volunteer stream and volunteer lake monitoring data (which are stored in online databases, but link to the GIS maps). You can view sample maps (not the lakes and streams one yet) online.

I hope these links will be helpful.

Kris Stepenuck
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:59:48 -0700
From: “Shilling, Fraser”
Subject: RE: [volmonitor] California Watershed Assessment Manual

Thanks for the links

We did somehitng similar here a few years ago, though we did not integrate it into our ArcIMS product for the watershed.

Fraser Shilling