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Physical/Chemical Recording
Side I

Physical/Chemical Recording
Side 2

Macroinvertebrate Survey - sides 1 - 2

Water Monitoring Site Physical and Chemical - sides 1 - 2  (Contains section for flowmeter flow data.) Revised 3/2016

Water Monitoring Site Physical and Chemical - sides 1 - 2  (Contains section for float flow data.)

Stream Habitat Assessment - Rocky Bottom - pages 1 - 3

For use with Flowatch Flowmeter:

FloWatch Stream Flow Recording Sheet To be printed out and filled in as measurements for stream site are taken.

FloWatch Stream Flow Online Calculator (in Google Documents) Enter stream site's width, depth, and velocity in cm/sec.  The Calculator will return Stream Flow in cubic meters/sec.

For use with Float Method:

Float Method Stream Flow Recording Sheet  To be printed out and filled in as measurements for stream site are taken.

Float Method Stream Flow Calculator (in Excel format)  Enter stream site's width, depth, length, and time measurements. The Calculator will return Stream Flow in cubic meters/sec.

CCPaSEC MiniManual (1 Mb) MiniManual field guide for use stream-side (updated 1/2016)

Stream Flow Guide (2,328 kb) A "How to" guide on measuring flow with the FloWatch Flowmeter.

For use with Flowatch Flowmeter:

Flowatch Stream Flow Recording Sheet (velocity in cm/sec) (81 kb) To be printed out and filled in as measurements for stream site are taken.

Flowatch Stream Flow Online Calculator  Enter stream site's width, depth, and velocity measurements in cm/sec. The Calculator will return Stream Flow in cubic meters/sec.

For use with Float Method:

Float Method Stream Flow Recording Sheet (10 kb) To be printed out and filled in as measurements for stream site are taken.

Float Method Stream Flow Calculator (32 kb) (in Excel format)  Enter stream site's width, depth, length, and time measurements. The Calculator will return Stream Flow in cubic meters/sec.

Water testing is done using some test kits and meters from the Hach Company. More information on the kits and manuals, technical references, and technical papers are available to download from their website.

Hach H135 Professional miniLab ISFET pH Meter

H135 miniLab pH Meter Calibration Instructions © Hach (348 kb) Instructions for pH meter calibration

NEW & IMPROVED! H135 miniLab pH Meter Calibration Instructions (774 kb) Instructions for pH meter calibration (10/2016)

Oakton PCSTestr35 5-Function Meter

Oakton PCSTestr35 Meter Instructions © Oakton Instruments (145 kb) Instructions for pH, Conductivity, TDS, Salinity, Temperature Tests

NEW & IMPROVED! Oakton PCSTestr35 Meter pH Calibration Instructions (528 kb) Instructions calibrating meter for pH (11/2016)

Oakton PCSTestr35 Meter Conductivity Calibration Instructions © CCPaSEC & Ken Johnson (160 kb) Instructions calibrating meter for Conductivity

Colorimeter DR850

Colorimeter DR850 Instructions © Hach Equipment (145 kb) Instructions for Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrate, Phosphate, Sulfate Tests

Colorimeter DR850 Sample Cell Cleaning (72kb) Instructions for labeling & cleaning colorimeter sample cells

ACR Manual (4 Mb) Color photo guide for the ACR Personal Locator Beacon

Biosurvey Cheat Sheet (322 kb) Color photo guide for more common macros with identification hints

ALLARM's adaptation of the EASI Biological Monitoring Protocol Biosurvey protocol explained. Includes color photo identification guide p.9-13. © Dickinson College (ALLARM)

Identification Guide to Freshwater Macroinvertebrates Guide for macros with identification hints © Stroud Water Research Center

Macroinvertebrate Gallery  Color photos by David H. Funk © Stroud Water Research Center

Aquatic Macroinvertebrates Characteristics Chart © Missouri Stream Team

Pond and Stream Study Guide  Macroinvertebrate Identification Guide © PA Fish and Boat Commission ( http://fishandboat.com/education/catalog/pondstream.pdf )

ENA or ELPA Resource by Rich Wood © PA Fish and Boat Commission (metamorphasis of aquatic macroinvertebrates)

Mayflies © PA Fish and Boat Commission

Stoneflies © PA Fish and Boat Commission

Caddisflies © PA Fish and Boat Commission

2011 Pennsylvania Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Field & Test Kit Manual updated by Nature Abounds containing the Water Quality Test Kit Manual (old) created by Hach. The manuals are available in separate documents. 

Cover (80 kb)

Table of Contents (114 kb) Complete list of topics and pages on which they appear.

Pages 1-20 (1205 kb) Introduction, Watershed Concept, PaSEC Water Quality Monitoring Program,Topographic Maps, Contact Resource List

Pages 21-35 (1250 kb) Chemical Analysis Background Information (Temperature, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity, Phosphate, Nitrate, Alkalinity, Sulfate)

Pages 36-76 (916 kb) Equipment Checklist, Test Kit Inventories, Site Selection, PA Watersheds, Hydrologic Unit Codes, Weather & Wildlife Observing, Safety Checklist, Emergency Protocol, Unusual Reading Protocol, Chemical Waste Disposal, Care and Cleaning of Test Kits, Macro Collection Procedure, Equipment List, Macro ID Charts, Habitat Assessment, - Rocky Bottom & Muddy Bottom

Appendix A - Forms Part 1 (524 kb) Water Quality Monitoring Authorization, Equipment Maintenance Needs Form, Site Map Master Form, Site Description Form, Field Data Sheets, Macro ID Charts, Macro Data Sheets, WQ Rating Sheet

Appendix A - Forms Part 2 (1610 kb) Rocky Bottom Data Sheets

Appendix A - Forms Part 3 (1650 kb) Muddy Bottom Data Sheets

Appendix B Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) (44 kb) Nitrates, Sulfates, Alkalinity, Phosphates, Dissolved Oxygen

Appendix C Hach Visual Kit Instructions Pages 2-61 (636 kb) Safety & Disposal Considerations, MSDS for Hach Tests, Alkalinity Test, Dissolved Oxygen Test, Nitrate Test, Total Phosphate Test, Sulfate Test, Pocket Pal Conductivity Tester, & pH Tester

Appendix D - Extras (55 kb) Watch the Wild Site Description Forms & Observation Form, Wildlife Observation Form, WTW On-line Resource List, IceWatch USA Site Description Form & Observation Form

Appendix E  - AMD Volunteer Monitoring (847 kb) Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment System/Receiving Streams Monitoring Project Menthods

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