Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (External Review Draft)
EPA announces the release of the draft report, Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (External Review Draft) in a October 31, 2013 Federal Register Notice. This draft report is provided for public viewing and comment. Public comments received on the draft report by December 2, 2013, will be considered by EPA in their revisions.
This external review draft report is a technical "best practices" document describing sensor deployment for and data collection of continuous temperature and flow at ungaged sites in wadeable streams. This document addresses questions related to equipment needs; configuration, placement, and installation of equipment; and data retrieval and processing.
Several EPA Regions and states requested that EPA compile methods for deploying continuous temperature and flow sensors. This report describes the current “best practices” for state and EPA regional biologists considering the deployment of continuous temperature and flow sensors in wadeable streams.
|Jan 2013||EPA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Forest Service, held webinar for state and EPA regional biologists to discuss methods and gauge interest in a best practices document.|
|Oct 2013||EPA released the external review draft document for public review and comment. [Federal Register Notice Oct 31, 2013]|
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