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National Water Monitoring News

Fall 2013 Newsletter

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council brings together scientists, managers, and citizens to ensure information about the quality of our water resources is accurate, reliable, and comparable. The Council fosters collaborative and cost-effective approaches to improve and advance the science of water-resources monitoring.

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Among the topics you will find in this issue:

  • Updates on the Council’s 9th National Monitoring Conference (April 28th - May 2nd, 2014)
  • Council Resource - Release of NEMI 4.0 (National Environmental Methods Index)
  • New Tools and Technology:
    • USGS Techniques and Methods Report on the Use of Optical Nitrate Sensor
    • Molecular Sequence Data for Diatoms of the US
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Development to Estimate Lake Chlorophyll Concentrations
    • U.S. EPA’s Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT)
  • Updates on monitoring including:
    • U.S. EPA’s National Aquatic Resource Surveys
    • Midwest Stream Quality Assessment
    • BLM and EPA Collaboration to Conduct Stream and River Surveys on Public Lands
  • Spotlight on State Programs from Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Florida
  • The Volunteer Bacteria Monitoring Collaborative in the Connecticut River Watershed
  • New National Tribal Water Council Website as a Water Monitoring Resource for Tribes and Tribal Consortia
  • Gravel Augmentation Project to Bring Salmon Back to Deer Creek
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