Proceedings of the 1998 NWQMC National Monitoring Conference

Appendix A

Monitoring: Critical Foundations to Protecting Our Waters


8:00 - 8:45 am Registration/Coffee
8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome to the first National Monitoring Conference
  • Mark Schaefer, USGS
9:00 - 9:30 am Overview of National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC)
  • Elizabeth Fellows, U.S. EPA, and John Klein, USGS
9:30 - 9:45 am Overview of Conference Goals & Structure
  • Rodney DeHan, FL DEP
9:45 - 11:45 am Monitoring: A New Paradigm (Panel Discussion)
  • Moderator: Herb Brass, U.S. EPA
  • Panelists: Ellen McCarron, Florida Department of Environmental Protection;

Robbie Savage, Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators; George Ice, National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.; Robert Ward, Colorado State University; Steve Paulsen, U.S. EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab; Barbara Erickson, Arizona Department of Health Services

11:45 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 - 2:30 pm Concurrent Workshop Session a


Room 1

Monitoring Design I (Track A)
  • Moderator: Tom Sanders, CSU $ Facilitator: Chris Victoria, Tt
  • A Locally Designed Watershed Monitoring Program, John Cavese, Ottawa River Coalition
  • Design of Stream Sampling Networks and a GIS Method for Assessing Spatial Bias, Alison C. Simcox, Dept. of Civil & Env. Eng, Tufts U.
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Pilot for Integrated Monitoring and Research, Pixie Hamilton, USGS


Room 2

Data Comparability & Collection Methods I (Track B)
  • Moderator: Fred Banach, CT DEP $ Facilitator: Paul Jehn, GWPC
  • Collecting Nationally Comparable and Defensible Water-Quality Data, Franceska Wilde, USGS
  • A Comparison of Water-Quality Sample Collection Methods Used by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Herbert Garn, USGS
  • Quantification of Dioxin Concentrations in the Ohio River Using High Volume Water Sampling, Samuel A. Dinkins, ORSANCO


Room 3

Biological Indicators and Reference Condition Development I (Track C)
  • Moderator: Chris Yoder, OH EPA $ Facilitator: Sam Stribling, Tt
  • Biological Criteria Development for the Ohio River, USA, Erich B. Emery, ORSANCO
  • Rapid Bioassessment of Benthic Macroinvertebrates Illustrates the Degradation of Water Quality in Small Order Urban Streams in a North Carolina Piedmont City, Kimberly Yandora, City of Greensboro
  • Bioassessments in Arizona: What Is Different about Biomonitoring in Southwestern Streams?, Patti Spindler, AZ DEQ
  • Developing Stream Reference Conditions for Maryland Using a Benthic Index of Biological Integrity, Sam Stribling, Tt


Room 4

Vulnerability Assessment (Track D)
  • Moderator: Dennis Helsel, USGS $ Facilitator: Steve Roy, Tt
  • Aquifer Vulnerability: Now You See It; Now You Don't, Dennis Helsel, USGS
  • Nitrate in Ground Waters of the United States, Bernard T. Nolan, USGS
  • Use of a Numerical Rating Model to Determine the Vulnerability of Community Water-Supply Wells in New Jersey to Contamination by Pesticides, Eric F. Vowinkel, USGS
  • A "DRASTIC" Improvement to Ground-Water Vulnerability Mapping, Michael G. Rupert, USGS
  • Assessing Ground Water Vulnerability to Nitrate in the Puget Sound Basin Using Logistic Regression, Anthony J. Tesoriero, USGS


Room 5

Monitoring Partnerships Lead to Success I (Track D)
  • Moderator: Linda Green, URI $ Facilitator: Sue Laufer, Tt
  • Eutrophication and Recovery of Yawgoo and Barber Ponds, Linda Green, URI, Watershed Watch
  • Organizing Regional Citizen Volunteer Monitoring Networks, Geoff Dates, RWN
  • The Puget Sound Ambient Monitoring Program - Case Study of Coordinated Regional/State Monitoring, Scott Redman, Puget Sound Ambient Mon. Pro.
2:30 - 3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 - 4:30 pm Concurrent Workshop Session b


Room 1

Monitoring Design II (Track A)
  • Moderator: Rodney DeHan, FL DEP $ Facilitator: Paul Jehn, GWPC
  • Sampling Designs for Pesticides During Stable and Unstable Hydrologic Conditions in the San Joaquin River Basin, California, Charles R. Kratzer, USGS
  • Interagency Binational Monitoring Program for Toxic Substances in the New River and Lower Colorado Rivers along the U.S./Mexico Border, Edwin H. Liu, U.S. EPA
  • Designing a Comprehensive, Integrated Water Resources Monitoring Program for Florida, Rick Copeland, FL DEP


Room 2

Data Comparability and Collection Methods II (Track B)
  • Moderator: Michal Harthill, USGS $ Facilitator: Jerry Diamond, Tt
  • An Alternative Regression Method for Constituent Loads From Streams, Ping Wang, MD DNR
  • Determining Comparability of Bioassessment Methods and Their Results, Jerry Diamond, Tt
  • Performance Based Methods System, Ann B. Strong, US ACE
  • Comparison of Temporal Trends in Ambient and Compliance Trace Element and PCB Data in Pool 2 of the Mississippi River, 1985-95, Jesse Anderson, USGS


Room 3

Biological Indicators And Reference Condition Development II (Track C)
  • Moderator: Mike O=Neil, Utah SU $ Facilitator: Chris Victoria, Tt
  • Regional Scale Results and Utilization of a Probability-Based Monitoring Design and Ecological Indicators in Regional and State Environmental Assessments, Lyle Cowles, U.S. EPA
  • The Influence of Land Use and Stream Morphology on Urban Stream Water Quality, Judith A. Gerlach Okay, VA Dept. Forestry
  • The Development of Environmental Indicators in Support of State Water Quality Management Program Objectives, Chris O. Yoder, OH EPA


Room 4

Monitoring Partnerships Lead to Success II (Track D)
  • Moderator: Fred Van Alstyne, NY DEC $ Facilitator: Steve Roy, Tt
  • Integrating Ambient and Compliance Monitoring in the Kennebec River Basin, Maine, Keith Robinson, USGS
  • Evaluation of Nutrient Loads and Sources in the Ohio River Basin, Samuel Dinkins, ORSANCO
  • Institutional Challenges in Monitoring - Stream Gaging as an Example, Emery T. Cleaves, MD GS


Room 5

Monitoring Coastal Systems I (Track A)
  • Moderator: Chuck Spooner, U.S. EPA $ Facilitator: Mike Paque, GWPC
  • Southern California Bight Regional Monitoring, Janet Y. Hashimoto, U.S. EPA, and Stephen Weisburg, SCCWRP
  • NOAA's Mussel Watch Project: 11 Years of Coastal Monitoring for Chemical Contaminants, Gunnar Lauenstein, NOAA/NOS/ORCA
  • Prioritizing Coastal Watersheds to Support USGS Fall Line Monitoring Results from a Federal/State Working Group, S. Paul Orlando, Jr., NOAA/ORCA
6:00 - 8:00 pm Reception and Social Hour
8:30 - 10:00 am Concurrent Workshop Session c


Room 1

Monitoring Coastal Systems II (Track A)
  • Moderator: Paul Orlando, NOAA/ORCA $ Facilitator: Mike Paque, GWPC
  • Trends in Water and Bottom-Sediment Quality in the San Juan Bay Estuary System, Puerto Rico, 1925-95, Richard M.T. Webb, USGS
  • Warm Season Algal Populations in Four Long Island Sound Harbors, Steven Yergeau, Save The Sound Inc.
  • Performance-based Quality AssuranceCthe NOAA National Status and Trends Program Experience, Gunnar Lauenstein, NOAA/NOS/ORCA


Room 2

Data Comparability and Collection Methods III (Track B)
  • Moderator: Linda Green, URI $ Facilitator: Paul Jehn, GWPC
  • Real Time Automated Biomonitoring for the Rapid Detection of Waterborne Toxicants, Jason Ezratty, PA State U.
  • High Resolution Water-Column Profiles at Payette Lake, Idaho, Paul F. Woods, USGS


Room 3

Nonpoint Source Monitoring I (Track A)
  • Moderator: Dan Smith, USDA $ Facilitator: Jerry Diamond, Tt
  • Trend Detection in Land Treatment and Water Quality Data for the Herrings Marsh Run Watershed, Jean Spooner, NC State U. Water Quality Monitoring Group
  • Pesticides in Surface Waters in the Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment Region, Scott Ator, USGS
  • Alternatives for Evaluating Water Quality and BMP Effectiveness at the Watershed Scale, George Ice, National Council of the Paper Industry


Room 4

Wetlands Indicators (Track C)
  • Moderator: Michal Harthill, USGS $ Facilitator: Sam Stribling, Tt
  • C Developing Indicators of Biological Condition for Montana Wetlands, R. Apfelbeck, Montana DEQ
  • C Bioassessment of Wetlands, Thomas J. Danielson, U.S. EPA-Wetlands Division


Room 5

Monitoring Partnerships Lead to Success III (Track D)
  • Moderator: Chuck Spooner, U.S. EPA $ Facilitator: Sue Laufer, Tt
  • C Integrating Upland and In-Channel Monitoring Results to Improve Ecosystem Condition at Heavenly Ski Resort, Sherry Hazelhurst, USDA
  • C Collaborative Efforts in Regional Environmental Assessment Among Federal Agencies in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Joel Blomquist, USGS
  • C Water Quality Monitoring: "Back to the Future", Robert C. Ward, CSU
  • C Northwest Biological Assessment Workgroup, Gretchen Hayslip, U.S. EPA
10:00 - 10: 30 am BREAK
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Workshop Session d


Room 1

Monitoring Wetlands (Track A)
  • Moderator: Ellen McCarron, FL DEP $ Facilitator: Chris Victoria, Tt
  • Water Quality Monitoring in a Developing Coastal Region: Fear and Loathing in Calabash, North Carolina, Janice Nearhoof, UNC
  • Spatial and Temporal Trace Level Monitoring Study of South San Francisco Bay, Daniel Watson, City of San Jose, Environ. Services Dept.
  • Water Quality Assessment Program in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida: II. Redesigning of Monitoring Network, Gilbert C. Sigua, St. John=s Water Management Dis.


Room 2

Quality Assurance/Quality Control for Monitoring Programs I (Track B)
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Herron, URI $ Facilitator: Paul Jehn, GWPC
  • Tailoring of Field-Methods Data Quality Objectives to Specific Monitoring Questions, Revital Katznelson, Woodward Clyde
  • Pollutant Databases and Data Gathering for Effluent Guidelines Development, William A. Telliard, USGS
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan for Monitoring Agricultural Non-point Source Pollution, Tamim Younos, Virginia Tech


Room 3

Monitoring for TMDLs (Track D)
  • Moderator: Don Brady, U.S. EPA $ Facilitator: Sue Laufer, Tt
  • TMDLs, Don Brady, U.S. EPA
  • USGS Role in TMDL Monitoring, Allison A. Shipp, USGS
  • Data and Information in TMDL Development, Fred Andes
  • State Perspectives on TMDL Monitoring,


Room 4

Biological Indicators and Reference Condition Development III (Track C)
  • Moderator: Don Dycus, TVA $ Facilitator: Sam Stribling, Tt
  • Indicators of Reservoir Ecological Condition, Don Dycus, TVA
  • The Evaluation of Wet Weather Sources of Pollution on Large Rivers Utilizing Biological Communities, Erich Emery, ORSANCO
  • Evaluation Monitoring as an Alternative to Conventional Water Quality Monitoring for Assessing the Water Quality Characteristics of a Waterbody, Fred Lee, G.Fred Lee & Associates


Room 5

305(b) (Track D)
  • Moderator: Emery Cleaves, MD GS $ Facilitator: Steve Roy, Tt
  • QA/QC Assessment of Lay Monitoring in Rhode Island, Elizabeth M. Herron, URI Watershed Watch
  • Monitoring Ground Water Quality Within the 305(b) Program, A. Roger Anzzolin, U.S. EPA
  • Developing a Multi-Agency 305(b) Monitoring Program for the Surface and Coastal Waters of Alabama, Kevin Summers, U.S. EPA
  • Important Concepts and Elements of an Adequate State Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Framework, Chris O. Yoder, OH EPA
12:00 - 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 - 2:30 pm Concurrent Workshop Session e


Room 1

Monitoring Urban Stormwater and Sewer Discharges I (Track A)
  • Moderator: Lynn Singleton, WA Dept. Ecol. $ Facilitator: Jerry Diamond, Tt
  • Improving Indicator Selection for Regional Stormwater Monitoring, Broch Bernstein, Ecoanalysis, Inc.
  • Storm Water Metals - Issues and Historical Trends, Erich R. Brandstetter, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Stormwater Monitoring, Sarah Meyland, NY Institute of Technology
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Urban Storm Water Impact Assessment, Scott Bryant, City of Greensboro


Room 2

Quality Assurance/Quality Control for Monitoring Programs II (Track B)
  • Moderator: Herb Brass, U.S. EPA $ Facilitator: Sue Laufer, Tt
  • Calabazas Creek Pilot Sediment Sampling Study, Terrence D. Cooke, Woodward-Clyde
  • Binational Water Quality Monitoring Activities Along the Arizona/Sonora Border Region, Mario Castaneda, AZ DEQ


Room 3

Tools for Communicating Monitoring Results I (Track B)
  • Moderator: Nancy Lopez, USGS $ Facilitator: Paul Jehn, GWPC
  • Using Data from Existing Monitoring Programs for National Assessment of Volatile Organic Compounds in Ground Water: Enhancements for an Improved Understanding of Occurrence and Spatial Distribution, Wayne Lapham, USGS
  • Middle Gila River Watershed Assessment Study, Phoenix, Arizona, Juliet Johnson
  • Environmental Monitoring Program to Support the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project, Louis C. Regenmorter, Camp, Dresser and McKee


Room 4

Nonpoint Source Monitoring II (Track A)
  • Moderator: Bob Ward, CSU $ Facilitator: Mike Paque, GWPC
  • Change on the Range - Water and Habitat Monitoring for Management Practice Effectiveness, Morro Bay National Monitoring Program, Karen R. Worcester, Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Nitrate Loads Contributed by Springs Along the Suwannee River, John R. Pittman, USGS
  • Identifying the Potential for Nitrate Contamination of Shallow Ground Water and Streams in Agricultural Areas of the United States, David K. Mueller, USGS


Room 5

Watershed Indicators (Track C)
  • Moderator: Carol Keppy, CTIC $ Facilitator: Sam Stribling, Tt
  • The Index of Watershed Indicators - An Evolving National Tool, Sarah Lehmann, U.S. EPA
  • Great All American Secchi Dip-In, Bob Carlson, Kent State U.
  • Long Term Surface-Water Quality Trends in Virginia, Carl Zipper, Virginia Tech
  • Daily Loads and Yields of Suspended Sediment and Nutrients for Watersheds in Lake Tahoe Basin, California and Nevada, Timothy Rowe, USGS
2:30 - 3:30 pm Poster Session (with authors present)
3:30 - 5:00 pm Concurrent Workshop Session f


Room 1

Multidimensional Watershed Monitoring (Track A)
  • Moderator: Rodney De Han, FL DEP $ Facilitator: Chris Victoria, Tt
  • Key Monitoring Questions: Designing Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Systems to Meet Multiple Objectives, James E. Harrison, U.S. EPA
  • Monitoring the Collective Human "Footprint" on Water Quality, Adrienne Greve, CSU
  • Quantifying Interactions Between Ground Water and Surface Water in Karst Systems, Florida, Brian G. Katz, USGS
  • Contamination Sources and Restoration Method for a Polluted Stream in a Karst-Water Environment, Tamim Younos, Virginia Tech


Room 2

Monitoring Urban Stormwater and Sewer Discharges II (Track A)
  • Moderator: Geoff Dates, RWN $ Facilitator: Jerry Diamond, Tt
  • Water Quality Monitoring for Integrated Wastewater and Stormwater Management, Lawrence B. Cahoon, UNC Wilmington
  • Monitoring the Beneficial Impacts of CSO Control Implementation, Carol L. Hufnagel, Mcnamee, Porter & Seely, Inc.


Room 3

Nonpoint Source Monitoring III (Track A)
  • Moderator: Tony Wagner, CMA $ Facilitator: Mike Paque, GWPC
  • Evaluating Nonpoint-Source-Pollution Loading from Ground to Surface Water Using Shallow Monitoring-Well Networks, Michael E. Serfes, NJ GS
  • A Reconnaissance for New, Low-Application Rate Herbicides in Surface and Ground Water in the Midwestern United States, 1998, William A. Battaglin, USGS
  • Nitrate and Selected Pesticides in Ground Water of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Joel Blomquist, USGS


Room 4

Tools for Communicating Monitoring Results II (Track B)
  • Moderator: Fred Banach, CT DEP $ Facilitator: Sue Laufer, Tt
  • Road Map for Consensus in Watershed Management of Catawba River, Carl W. Chen, Systech Engineering, Inc.
  • Environmental Indicators for Evaluating Progress: Using Historical Data for Comparisons or Baselines?, Jon Harcum, Tt


Room 5

Source Water Issues, Both Surface and Ground Water (Track D)
  • Moderator: Dave Denig-Chakroff, AMWA $ Facilitator: Steve Roy, Tt
  • Linking Water Quality Data for Source Water Assessments, Steven P. Roy, Tt
  • The U.S. Geological Survey's Drinking Water Initiative: Science, Policy, and Management, Mike Focazio, USGS
6:00 - 8:00 pm Reception and Social Hour
8:00 - 10:00 pm Track Meetings/Work Sessions

(These work sessions will involve track coordinators, workshop facilitators/moderators and others interested in developing the presentations for the Track Reports on Thursday morning.)

8:30 - 9:00 am Final Announcements and Introduction of Track Reports
9:00 - 9:45 am Reports from Tracks A and B
  • Paul OrlandoCTrack A $ Nancy LopezCTrack B
9:45 - 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 -11 :00 am Reports from Tracks C and D
  • Michal HarthillCTrack C $ Dave Denig-ChakroffCTrack D
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Open Mike SessionCDiscussion of Track Reports and Conference
  • Moderator: Linda Green, URI
12:00 - 12:30 pm Next Steps and Adjournment
  • John Klein, USGS, and Chuck Spooner, U.S. EPA

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