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ONLINE RIVER WATCH SURVEY FORM
This online form is being used on a trial basis while research is being conducted for a new River Watch Project Online Survey Form in order to help make your experience easier, more efficient, and ultimately help provide resources for you and your river watch community. We appreciate and encourage everyone to help out by providing feedback, making suggestions, and helping us rethink the creation of an online survey form for River Watch Teams. Please keep your original survey forms as hard copies/ or back ups please. Thank you everyone for your support! Please send all feedback to Emily Sutton at emily@hawriver.org or call the Bynum office at (919) 542-5790.

*The purpose of this form is to aid you in gathering and recording important data about the health of your stream, as well as to document changes in water quality.

Team Name
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Site ID
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# of Participants
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Stream Name or Haw River
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Location
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GPS Coordinates (x,y)
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County
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Survey Leader
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Phone Number
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Date
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Start Time
Time
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End Time
Time
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Survey Scribe
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Air Temperature
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Water Temperature
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Flow Rate
Weather Conditions
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pH
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Dissolved Oxygen
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Nitrate
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Phosphate
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Transparency (in inches)
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Conductivity
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NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Unit)
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Please use this box below to add any useful information in regards to water quality parameters.
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Macroinvertebrate Count Group1. Pollution Sensitive
Check which macroinvertebrates were found. The following question will ask you to provide the total Index Value for this group.
TOTAL Index Value for Group 1: Pollution Sensitive Macroinvertebrates (# letters times 3= index value)
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Macrinvertebrate Count Group 2. Somewhat Pollution Sensitive
Check which macroinvertebrates were found. The following question will ask you to provide the total Index Value for this group.
TOTAL Index Value for Group 2: Somewhat Pollution Sensative (# letters times 2= index value)
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Macroinvertebrate Count Group 3: Pollution Tolerant
TOTAL Index Value for Group 3: Pollution Tolerant (# letters times 1= index value)
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TOTAL Index Value
Now add together the three index values for your TOTAL INDEX VALUE.
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Water Quality Rating
Compare the Total Index Value to the following ranges of numbers to determine the water quality of your stream. Good water quality is indicated by a variety of different organisms, with no one kind making up the majority of the sample. Although the A, B, and C ratings do not contribute to the water quality rating, record them on your original sheet to se how your macroinvertebrate populations change over time.
What kind of Algae?
Algae is located:
Are you seeing an unusual amount of algae?
% of stream covered
for one stream width by one stream width area
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If there is foam, is it:
Did you find mussels?
Fish seen?
Signs of beaver?
If you answered "yes" and saw signs of beavers, please describe what you discovered below.
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Please list other wildlife observed.
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Odor
Water Appearance
You may check up to two items from the list below.
General Comment Box (We appreciate your comments and feedback!)
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