Science Inventory

Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (Final Report)

Notice:

EPA is announcing the availability of the final report,"Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams".

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (Final Report). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-13/170F, 2014.

Impact/Purpose:

The purpose of this document is to present methods for continuous temperature and flow data collection in streams to support monitoring of long-term trends. The document compiles the best available information from pactitioners with their assistance, particularly our USFS and USGS co-authors. The audience for this document is mostly state agency scientists, EPA regional scientists, NGO scientists, and potentially academic researchers.

Description:

This final report is a technical "best practices" document describing sensor deployment for and collection of continuous temperature and flow data 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.

URLs/Downloads:

National Aquatic Resource Surveys Web Site

Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (EPA/600/R-13/170F)   (PDF,129 pp, 3998 KB,  about PDF)

Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (without Appendices)   (PDF,86 pp, 3107 KB,  about PDF)

USDA/USUF Stream Temperature Modeling and Monitoring Web site   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/GUIDANCE DOCUMENT)
Product Published Date: 07/27/2014
Record Last Revised: 05/13/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 280013

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR