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RECORD NUMBER: 268 OF 293
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, 1992. Volume 1: Statewide Summary.|
|Author||Burns, A. J. ;|
|CORP Author||Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.|
|Additional Subjects||Water pollution sampling ; Citizen participation ; Lakes ; Illinois ; Volunteers ; History ; Training ; US EPA ; Nutrients ; Suspended sediments ; Transparence ; Turbidity ; Objectives ; Classifications ; Eutrophication ; Periodic variations ; Tables(Data) ; Trophic level ; Oligotrophic ; Mesatrophic|
A Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program initiated by the Illinois EPA in 1981 was continued in 1992. Citizens were trained to measure Secchi disc transparency, total depth, and record field observations from a boat at designated sites on their chosen lake. The 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; 1992 program results presented and discussed; and trends analyzed. Two hundred and forty-six volunteers participated in monitoring 136 lakes in 1992; 134 lakes had data for 4 or more sampling periods and are included in the report.