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IDNR Lake and River Enhancement Program

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Indiana DNR's Lake & River Enhancement (LARE) Program has separate protocols for monitoring streams and lakes.  Stream assessment protocols are listed first in the table below.  Protocols are specified for field sampling and laboratory analysis, where applicable.

 

LARE Program contact:

Rod Edgell, LARE Biologist

Lake & River Enhancement Program

IDNR Division of Fish & Wildlife

tel. 260-244-6805 ext 230

redgell@dnr.in.gov.

 

Protocol information updated: July 2014

LARE PROTOCOLS FOR STREAM ASSESSMENTS

Parameter

 Field Protocol

Laboratory Protocol

Ammonia

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Discharge

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Not applicable

Dissolved Oxygen (DO)

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Not applicable

E. coli Bacteria Counts

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Macroinvertebrates

LARE Protocol for Macroinvertebrate Collections and Index Calculation

LARE Protocol for Macroinvertebrate Collections and Index Calculation

Nitrate+Nitrite

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

pH

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Qualitative Habitat

Evaluation Index

(QHEI)

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Not applicable

Soluble Reactive

Phosphorus

(SRP)

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Total Kjeldahl

Nitrogen

(TKN)

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Total Phosphorus

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Total Suspended

Solids (TSS)

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Water

Temperature

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Not applicable

LARE PROTOCOLS FOR LAKE ASSESSMENTS

Parameter

 Field Protocol

Laboratory Protocol

Abundance of

individual aquatic

plant species

(rake score)

Tier II Procedure

Not applicable

Alkalinity

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Ammonia

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Aquatic Plant

Species Richness

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure (submersed plant species)

Emergent Vegetation Protocol (emergent plant species)

Bed length:Shoreline length ratio

(emergent plant species only)

Not applicable Emergent Vegetation Protocol

Chlorophyll a

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Conductivity

IDEM Assessment Branch Protocol

Not applicable

Dissolved Oxygen

(DO)

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Not applicable

Dominance Index

(Submersed Aquatic Plants)

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure

Emergent Vegetation Monitoring
Emergent Vegetation Survey Protocol Not applicable

Frequency of

Occurrence

(Aquatic Plants)

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure (submersed plant species)

Emergent Vegetation Protocol (emergent plant species)

Indiana Trophic State

Index (ITSI)

Not applicable

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Invasive aquatic plant

bed distribution

(outline and acreage)

Tier I Procedure

Not applicable

Light Transmission

(% at 3 ft depth)

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Nitrate+Nitrite

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Maximum Number

of Aquatic Plant

Species per

Sampling Point

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure (submersed plant species)

Emergent Vegetation Protocol (emergent plant species)

Maximum Plant Depth

(littoral depth)

Tier II Procedure

Not applicable

Mean Number

of Aquatic Plant

Species per

Sampling Point

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure (submersed plant species)

Emergent Vegetation Protocol (emergent plant species)

Mean Number

of Native Submersed Aquatic

Plant Species per

Sampling Point

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure

Native Aquatic Plant

Species Richness

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure (submersed plant species)

Emergent Vegetation Protocol (emergent plant species)

Native Species

Diversity Index

(Aquatic Plants)

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure

Percent Bluegreen

Algae

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

pH

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Secchi Depth

(transparency)

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Not applicable

Soluble Reactive

Phosphorus

(SRP)

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Species Diversity Index

(submersed Aquatic Plants)

Not applicable

Tier II Procedure

Total Kjeldahl

Nitrogen

(TKN)

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Total

Phosphorus

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Total Plankton

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Vegetation Canopy

Rating for

Aquatic Plants

(percent coverage)

Tier I Procedure

Not applicable

Visual Abundance

Rating for

Aquatic Plants

(percent coverage)

Tier I Procedure

Not applicable

Water

Temperature

IN Clean Lakes Program Protocol

Not applicable

 

 

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