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Why Monitor Water Quality?. Characterize sources Determine effectiveness of implementation Characterize waters, changes/trends over time Identify existing or emerging water quality problems Gather information to design specific pollution prevention or remediation programs;. Monitoring Design.

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why monitor water quality
Why Monitor Water Quality?
  • Characterize sources
  • Determine effectiveness of implementation
  • Characterize waters, changes/trends over time
  • Identify existing or emerging water quality problems
  • Gather information to design specific pollution prevention or remediation programs;
monitoring design
Monitoring Design
  • Decide question(s) to be answered
  • ID data/info user(s)
  • Plan/design investigation w/user(s)
  • Collect data/info
  • Give data/info to user(s)
  • User(s) analysis and use
data vs information
Data vs. Information

DATA = ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEET FILES

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EXAMPLES: Data and Information Uses and Users

Own Use

Use Support Data

Science/

Research/

Investigative

Supplemental

Modeling

Local Gov’t

DWQ

NSAB/ Local Gov’t

Interested Parties

DATA:

DWQ

DWQ

DWQ

INFORMATION:

data coordination
Data Coordination

Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Fish Community

ESS

Ambient Data

Reservoir/Lake Data

DWQ Planning

Coalition Data

Integrated Report

303(d) and 305(b)

DEH Shellfish Data

State

Agencies

Assessment

And AU Assignment

DEH Beach Mon

Other DWQ Data

DHHS Fish Consumption

USGS/EPA/NRCS

Others

Universities

Local Governments

Utilities