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West Virginia Department of Agriculture Water Quality Monitoring Program 2009 Photo by Paul Morley.

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1 West Virginia Department of Agriculture Water Quality Monitoring Program 2009 Photo by Paul Morley

2 Why Does the WV Department of Agriculture Collect Water Samples???

3 Where Do We Sample?

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5 How Do We Sample?

6 Sample Collection

7 Streams Sampled 1 Time per Month North Fork of the South Branch South Fork of the South Branch Mill Creek (of the South Branch) Patterson Creek Sleepy Creek Opequon Creek Rockymarsh Run Elks Run Elks Branch Bullskin Run

8 Streams Sampled 5 Times per Month Lost River South Branch of the Potomac

9 Field Equipment

10 SonTek Flow Tracker Handheld ADV (Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter)

11 Lost River

12 Patterson Creek

13 Added Mill Creek 10 (March 2009)

14 All Water Quality Analysis Done at the WVDA Moorefield Laboratory

15 PARAMETERS pH Temperature Conductivity Dissolved Oxygen Nitrate Nitrite Ammonia Nitrogen Ortho-Phosphate Total Phosphorous Turbidity Total Suspended Solids Fecal Coliform

16 DATA As of July 1998 the Department has collected and analyzed nearly 26,000 samples

17 Paper or Plastic? All Field Data is recorded on paper, then transferred to lab computer All Lab Data entered in computer Field and Lab Data QAd then transferred to final Excel File

18 Sample Site Waypoint List Complete

19 GIS Staff using ARC GIS 9.2

20 Data Availability No Web Based system yet……. Data and Sample Site locations can be requested

21 Special Projects

22 Assisting USGS in Non Tidal Monitoring

23 Mill Creek (of the South Branch) in cooperation with West Virginia Conservation Agency

24 Lost River in cooperation with West Virginia Conservation Agency Bears Hell (Lost River Watershed) in cooperation with West Virginia Conservation Agency Starting in April, 2009

25 Cullers Run Study

26 ATRAZINE

27 Outreach Agriculture Day at the Legislature Tri-County Fair 4-H Camps Watershed Celebration Day Science Day Dorcas Elementary School

28 FUTURE 10-Year Report

29 For More Information Contact: Matt Monroe Environmental Programs Supervisor


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