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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Arizona NEMO Wet/Dry Mapping Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Kristine UhlmanStreet:350 N. Campbell Ave.
City: TucsonState: Arizona
Zip Code:85721Phone: (520) 621-9591, Ext. 51
Email:kuhlman@ag.arizona.eduWeb site1:
Fax: (520) 792-8518Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):60
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5,000 Year monitoring began: 2007

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
Yavapai; Cochise

Program description:
In response to community interest in developing a volunteer river monitoring program, Arizona NEMO has developed a mapping protocol and GIS data management and processing methodology to record the perennial reaches of Arizona Rivers. Built on a Nature Conservancy and Bureau of Land Management volunteer monitoring program on the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area project to record where water flows in the San Pedro River, NEMO Wet/Dry has formalized the volunteer monitoring program and expanded the activity across Arizona. The main objective of the monitoring program is to create a map that shows where water is present, and where it is not, in the driest time of the year immediately prior to the Monsoon rains of summer. By mapping during the ‘dry’ season, information as to river base-flow and the interrelationship between surface water and groundwater is better understood.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Flow/Water level

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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