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Sampling dates change in November & December. Temperature change on the Percentile Range chart. Data and paperwork coming in on time. Take extra readings if the meter is still drifting. It’ll get cold soon. When submitting data online, now use “Submit To Ken” button except in cases where there is more than one person entering data. Then save file between uses. Carolyn Ross is the assistant to the Riverkeeper. She’ll be taking over most of the courier duties from the students. Training today after the conference is over. It will be located across the street in room # 303. Future of our current water quality meters IMPORTANT REMINDERS

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Important Reminders. Sampling dates change in November & December. Temperature change on the Percentile Range chart. Data and paperwork coming in on time. Take extra readings if the meter is still drifting. It’ll get cold soon. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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• Sampling dates change in November & December.• Temperature change on the Percentile Range chart.• Data and paperwork coming in on time.• Take extra readings if the meter is stil l drifting. It’ ll get cold

soon.• When submitting data online, now use “Submit To Ken”

button except in cases where there is more than one person entering data. Then save file between uses.

• Carolyn Ross is the assistant to the Riverkeeper. She’ll be taking over most of the courier duties from the students.

• Training today after the conference is over. It will be located across the street in room # 303. •Future of our current water quality meters

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

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Annual Data Conference2011

WACCAMAW RIVER VOLUNTEER

MONITORING

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This past year Drought to Blackwater

Using percentiles for site specific standardsNew graph feature at the website

TOPICS

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What sites are “hot”?When are they “hot”?Why?

WEB RESOURCES

DATA ENTRY DATA RETRIEVAL

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Aquatic SourcesAtmospherePhotosynthesis

Aquatic SinksRespiration

Animals Microbes

Blackwater dissolved organic matter Polluted runoff Septage and sewage

DISSOLVED OXYGEN

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Which site has the lowest average oxygen level?

Do any geographic trends appear to be present?

Which sites have values below the WQS?Which times of the year is oxygen

lowest?During which summer(s) were oxygen

levels lowest?

QUESTIONS

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IS LOW DO “NATURAL”?

212+37

112+20

180+47

293+71 230+5

4 151+65

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WHEN TO CALL KEN

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PT

EP

HG

BS

SP

WC

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tributary

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SC DHEC mean value for 1990-1994: 0.26 mg/LSS for 2006 TDIN = 0.1 to 0.4 mg/L

TDIN = nitrate + nitrite + ammonia

WQS based on US EPA recommendations & national ammonia

criteria

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3/08 to 6/09:

conservative estimates

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Realizing the original intent Trend analysis Hot Spots and Illicit

discharge detectionTimely

More stormwater pollution requirements

Less funding to SC DHEC

TAKE HOME MESSAGES

Turbidity TDIN E. coli

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Q&A

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ML: COLOR W/CONDUCTIVITY OVERLAIN

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ML: PH

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WATER FLOWS

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WATER FLOWS

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