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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Water Watcher of Indiana

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Collaborative Research Alliance for Water Quality Data & Development (CRAWDAD): Rivers Project

Contact Information
Name:John Rouch Street:10464 North Grove Rd.
City: MilfordState: Indiana
Zip Code:46542-Phone: 219 658-9108
Email:jrouch@npcc.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 219 269-2023Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):12
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:100 Students Number:500

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
FoundationsX 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Water Watcher of Indiana carries out a project called Indiana Rivers and Streams. We train teachers and group leaders across the state in water monitoring of streams and rivers, and sometimes in other interdisciplinary curriculum activities related to water testing and watershed study.

Environments monitored:
Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates, Pollut Toler Index

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsLocal government, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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