Water Quality Monitoring Parameters

When registering a water quality monitoring site on Hands on the Land, you may select from the following study parameters.

ParameterOption
IDinternalid
Sitedatabasejoin
Datedate
Collectorsfield
Time spentfield
Weather Conditionstextarea
Cloud Cover
  • Select one
  • 81% to 100%
  • 61% to 80%
  • 41% to 60%
  • 21% to 40%
  • 0% to 20%
  • clear
  • light rain
  • heavy rain
Air temperaturefield
Water temperaturefield
DOfield
Turbidity
  • n/a
  • 0
  • 20
  • 40
  • 100
Turbidityfield
Transparencyfield
Nitratesfield
Alkalinityfield
pHfield
Conductivityfield
Dissolved solidsfield
Phosphatesfield
Saturationfield
Flowfield
Salinityfield
Canopy cover
  • n/a
  • 0 to 20%
  • 21% to 40%
  • 41% to 60%
  • 61 to 80%
  • 81 to 100%
Fish presence
  • Select one
  • none
  • 1-10
  • 11-50
  • 51-100
  • over 100
Fish type
  • minnows/small fishes
  • sunfish
  • catfish
  • bass
  • trout
  • sculpin
Barriers
  • no barriers
  • waterfall
  • beaver pond or lake
  • culvert or pipe
Stream characteristics
  • clear
  • oily
  • tea-colored
  • muddy
  • green
Leaf pack
  • Select one
  • found within 10 feet
  • found within 50 feet
  • found more than 50 feet away
Stream bottom
  • gravel or cobblestone
  • sand
  • boulders
  • bedrock
  • clay
  • mud
  • algae
  • leaf litter
  • woody debris
Riparian
  • mostly trees and shrubs
  • grasses and/or vines
  • eroding stream bank
  • rip-rap or construction fill
  • evergreen trees
  • deciduous trees
  • bushes/shrubs
  • herbaceous plants
  • lawn
  • leaf litter
  • bare soil
  • boulders
  • pavement
Aquatic Plants
  • No
  • Yes, attached to rocks
  • Yes, free floating
  • Yes, along stream edge
  • Yes, in main channel
  • Yes, on rocks
Exoticstextarea
Litter
  • no trash
  • in water
  • in trees 1 foot above water surface
  • in trees more than 1 foot above water surface
Riffle
  • Select one
  • rocks extremely embedded
  • rocks moderately embedded
  • rocks loose
Notestextarea
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