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Main Title Volunteer lake monitoring : a methods manual.
Author Simpson, Jonathan T.
CORP Author North American Lake Management Society, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Assessment & Watershed Protection Division,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/440-4-91-002
Stock Number PB92-218411
OCLC Number 25897849
Subjects Water quality management--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Water--Pollution--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Environmental monitoring--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Additional Subjects Environmental monitoring ; Volunteers ; Water quality ; Lakes ; Methodology ; Algae ; Aquatic plants ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 440/4-91-002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/14/1992
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 440-4-91-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/11/2011
EJDD  EPA 440/4-91-002 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 02/14/2013
EJED  EPA 440/4-91-002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/30/2004
ELBD  EPA 440-9-91-002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/25/2000
ELDM  TD223.S56x 1991 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 06/05/1998
ESAD  EPA 440-4-91-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/24/1992
NTIS  PB92-218411 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 121 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Increasingly, State, local, and Federal agencies are finding that citizen volunteers are valuable partners in programs to monitor and protect our Nation's water resources. The EPA has developed the manual to present specific information on volunteer lake water quality monitoring methods. The manual begins by summarizing the steps necessary to plan and manage a volunteer monitoring program, including setting general goals, identifying the uses and users of collected data, and establishing sound quality assurance procedures. The manual discusses three parameters most commonly used by volunteer monitoring programs to measure the algal condition of a lake: Secchi disk transparency (a measure of water clarity and, indirectly, of algal density); chlorophyll a (a more reliable indicator of algal density); and total phosphorus (a measure of water fertility). Ideally, all three should be measured in a monitoring program. Step-by-step instructions are provided on sampling procedures. The manual concludes with advice on how to present volunteer-collected data.
Shipping list no.: 92-216-P. "December, 1991." "EPA/440/4-91-002." Includes bibliographical references.