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WATER CHEMISTRY ASSESSMENT METHODS
Autrey, B C. AND J SchubauerBerigan. WATER CHEMISTRY ASSESSMENT METHODS. Chapter 3, Flotemersch, J.E., Autrey, B.C.,and Cormier, S.M. (ed.), Comparisons of Boating and Wading Methods used to Assess the Status of Flowing Waters EPA/600/R-00/108. USEPA, Cincinnati, OH, , 30-38.
This section summarizes and evaluates the surfce water column chemistry assessment methods for USEPA/EMAP-SW, USGS-NAQA, USEPA-RBP, Oho EPA, and MDNR-MBSS. The basic objective of surface water column chemistry assessment is to characterize surface water quality by measuring a suite of analytes. Water chemistry data are measurements of chemical concentrations and physical properties of streamwater. Because each program has a unique set of objectives, each suite of analytes is also unique. A summary of the analytes used by the five reviewed programs is presented.