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Main Title Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, 1991. Volume 1: Statewide Summary Report.
Author Burns, A. J. ;
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.
Publisher Apr 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number IEPA/WPC/92-110A;
Stock Number PB92-222512
Additional Subjects Environmental monitoring ; Lakes ; Water quality ; Water pollution sampling ; State programs ; Citizen participation ; Tables(Data) ; Illinois ; Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program ; Secchi disc transparency
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-222512 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 115p
A Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program initiated by the Illinois EPA in 1981 was continued in 1991. Citizens were trained to measure Secchi disc transparency, total depth, and record field observations from a boat at designated sites on their chosen lake. Readings were to be taken at least twice a month from May through October, and the results forwarded to the Agency. In addition, volunteers for 41 lakes collected water samples for analysis of nutrients and suspended solids when performing the Secchi monitoring. This report provides a historical perspective of the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and describes program objectives and rationale. Methods for volunteer training and data handling/analysis are described; 1991 program results presented and discussed; and trends analyzed.