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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Oklahoma Water Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Lynda WilliamsonStreet:3800 N. Classen Blvd.
City: Oklahoma CityState: Oklahoma
Zip Code:73118-2855Phone: 405 530 8800
Email:lswilliamson@owrb.ok.govWeb site1:
Fax: 405 530 8900Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):75
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:11 Students Number:250

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100,000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
x 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? Yes

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

Counties in which you monitor:
Cimarron; Grant; Ellis; Payne; Stephens; Marshall; Choctaw; Ottawa; Delaware; Pottawatomie; Oklahoma; Sequoyah; Cherokee; Rogers; Cleveland; Adair; Mayes; Pushmataha; McIntosh; Johnston; Pittsburg

Program description:
Oklahoma Water Watch was created to assist the state in managing our vital surface waters. We promote understanding, awareness, protection, and restoration of Oklahoma lakes and watersheds through the dedication of volunteers who collect baseline water quality data.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS

Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:
not specified

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research State government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentState government
BMP evaluationOur program, State government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningState government
Plan restoration projectsState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government, Federal government


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