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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Brushy Fork Water Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Joyce M. HannanStreet:403 Center St.
City: BereaState: Kentucky
Zip Code:40403-Phone: 606 986-9540
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):1
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1982

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

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

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Brushy Fork Water Watch monitors four Madison County streams, testing approximately every two months. We test physical parameters and conduct riparian area observations which include water conditions, fish, and aquatic insects. Occasionally we provide talks and displays on water-related issues.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationState government
AdvocacyState government
Research State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsState government
Nonpoint source assessmentState government
BMP evaluationState government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningState government
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementState government
LegislationState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesState government
State 305(b) reportState government


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