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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Butler County Community College
Water Quality Monitoring Program

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):



Contact Information
Name:Bill LangleyStreet:901 S. Haverhill Rd.
City: El DoradoState: Kansas
Zip Code:67042-3280Phone: 316 322-3139
Email:blangley@butler.buccc.cc.ks.usWeb site1:http://
Fax: 316 322-3109Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:25

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1000 Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Butler County Community College monitors the water entering El Dorado Lake, the water source for the county. We sponsor a water festival for 4th-6th graders in Butler and Cowley counties, which form the water basin for Walnut River.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Metals, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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