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National Water Monitoring News

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council (or “Council”), has just released the seventh edition of their online newsletter National Water Monitoring News: http://acwi.gov/monitoring/newsletter/national-monitoring-news_spring2013.pdf.  This newsletter provides a forum of communication among water practitioners across the Nation.  In support of the Council’s mission, this newsletter is geared to foster partnerships and collaboration; advance water science; improve monitoring strategies; and enhance data integration, comparability, and reporting.This edition highlights many events, activities, and new products and we hope the information is useful for your water needs.  Among the topics included:

  • Council Resource: Webinars on the Water Quality Portal
  • New Tools and Technology:
    • An Inside Look at PhyloChips
    • Enhancements to EPA’s STORET Data Warehouse
    • A Decision Support Tool to help Farmers Protect Water Quality in Wisconsin
  • Updates on monitoring including:
    • U.S. EPA’s National Aquatic Resource Surveys
    • U.S. Forest Service’s NorWest Stream Temperature Database & Model
    • Muskegon Lake Monitoring
  • Spotlight on State programs from Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota and California
  • Volunteers piloting the Charles River App for monitoring the Charles River near Boston
  • Updates on the National Monitoring Network including:
    • Puget Sound’s study as part of the National Monitoring Network for U.S. Coastal Waters and Their Tributaries

To learn more about the National Water Quality Monitoring Council please visit: http://acwi.gov/monitoring/.