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IDEM Hoosier Riverwatch Program

Page history last edited by Jane Frankenberger 5 years, 11 months ago

Volunteers with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Hoosier Riverwatch Program monitor for 14 parameters and indices.  Monitoring protocols are available online in the chapters of the Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, as referenced below.

 

Hoosier Riverwatch Program contact:

Carol Newhouse

Hoosier Riverwatch Coordinator

IDEM Office of Water Quality

100 N. Senate Avenue

MC 65-40-2 Shadeland

Indianapolis, IN  46204

317.308.3392

RiverWatch@idem.in.gov

 http://www.in.gov/idem/riverwatch/2364.htm

 

 

Protocol information updated: July 2014

Parameter

Protocol

Biochemical Oxygen

Demand (BOD)

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 48

Citizen Qualitative Habitat

Evaluation Index (CQHEI)

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 21

Discharge (cfs)

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 25

Dissolved Oxygen (DO)

 Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 43

E. coli bacteria counts

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 58

Nitrate

 Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 54

Nitrite

 Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 54

Orthophosphate

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 51

pH

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 49

Pollution Tolerance

Index (PTI)

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 90

 Macroinvertebrate Diversity Index

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 97

Turbidity/ Transparency

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 56

Water Temperature

Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 40

Water Quality Index

(WQI)

 Hoosier Riverwatch Manual, page 36

 

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