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Monitoring water quality in the Lake Whatcom watershed

Paula M. Gilmour

Monitoring water quality in the Lake Whatcom watershed

by Paula M. Gilmour.

by Paula M. Gilmour

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (leaf 20 (1st foliation)).

SeriesInternship report, Internship report (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
The Physical Object
Pagination21, A1-A2 leaves :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13632995M

The physical attributes of a pond, ie size, depth and soil type all influence water quality. The other main contributing aspect affecting water quality is the watershed and waters that supply a waterbody. The size of the watershed and practices occurring within the watershed have a great impact on surface run-off. Lake County Stormwater Management Commission W Winchester Road Suite Libertyville, IL Phone Contact Us Parking and Directions. Lake Whatcom, with 36 tributaries, is used as the City’s main drinking water supply. On occasion, water from the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River is diverted into Lake Whatcom to augment supply. The Bellingham Public Works team operates a state-accredited laboratory, where drinking water quality monitoring is performed daily to ensure the. The Lake Water Quality Monitoring Reports contain summaries for variables most often used to measure the water quality of lakes and ponds in Maine. These variables are relatively inexpensive to measure and are easily monitored by volunteers in the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and staff of the Department of Environmental Size: KB.

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Monitoring water quality in the Lake Whatcom watershed by Paula M. Gilmour Download PDF EPUB FB2

Drinking Water Quality Monitoring; Source Water and Treatment Trends (PDF ) Water Treatment Process; Lake Water Quality. The City works closely with the Western Washington University Institute for Watershed Studies (IWS) to monitor water quality trends in Lake Whatcom.

Currently the lake is sampled in five locations with 12 tributaries. Glossary of Terms Watershed: An area of land that drains all the streams and rainfall to a common outlet such as the outflow of a reservoir, mouth of a bay, or any point along a stream channel.

Routine/ambient monitoring: A fixed network of sites are visited on a pre-determined schedule to monitor water quality at that location during all types of environmental conditions. Whatcom County Public Works uses water quality monitoring data to identify priority areas for improvement programs and provides community outreach and education, technical and financial assistance for landowners, and coordination with County departments and other agencies to identify and address potential bacteria sources.

Watershed description Lake Whatcom is a large natural lake in Whatcom County (Figure ES-1 vicinity map). The outlet of the lake is to Whatcom Creek at the northwest end, where it is regulated by a dam. During parts of the year when there is sufficient flow in the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River.

Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Page Content The primary function of the City’s water quality labs is to provide city staff and citizens with the high quality data they need to ensure the safety of the water supply, make informed decisions, and maintain regulatory compliance for drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, environmental.

Watershed Closure Information: For parcels within the Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish & Lake Padden Watersheds, permits may be issued all year round, but earthwork that exceeds sq.

is prohibited until June 1. Phasing of soil disturbance is prohibited. Contact PDS stormwater staff for more details.

Click here for more information. New Stormwater Regulations - Lake Whatcom (for those newcomers to our area who may not be aware) is the primary drinking water source for aboutresidents in Bellingham and Whatcom County.

Since the s, annual monitoring of its water quality has been conducted with samples collected from each of the three basins of the lake (see map). InLake Whatcom was placed on Washington's (d) list for polluted water bodies because it failed to meet state water quality standards for dissolved oxygen.

The Washington Department of Ecology is currently working with staff from the Monitoring water quality in the Lake Whatcom watershed book and County to come up with a watershed management strategy that will enable Lake Whatcom to safely.

Appendix G. Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads: Water Quality Study Findings. Appendix H. Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads: Water Quality Study Findings.

Lake Whatcom Model Calibration: Memorandum to the Washington State Department of Ecology Lake Whatcom. Stormwater Facilities (WCC ) on parcels within the Lake Whatcom watershed boundaries, a permanent stormwater quantity and quality facility is required for: Land disturbing activities (per Chapter WCC definition) of more than 5, square feet in total area, excluding any impervious surface area work within the land area disturbed.

The City of Bellingham and Western Washington University have collaborated on investigations of the water quality in Lake Whatcom since the early s. Beginning in the s, a monitoring program was developed by the City and the Institute for Watershed Studies to provide long-term water quality data for the lake and its tributaries.

Lake Whatcom is in trouble. You can be part of the solution. Long-term studies have shown a decline in water quality within Lake Whatcom. Dissolved oxygen – a vital component of a healthy lake – has declined to historically-low levels, while the amount of algae throughout the lake has continued to increase.

Joint Policy Meeting: Lake Whatcom Water Quality Summary - Ma (PDF) Joint Policy Meeting: Capital Projects Update - December 1, (PDF) Joint Councils Meeting Presentation - Ma (PDF). Water Quality. Our mission is to keep Washington waters clean. Use this site to find out if a lake, stream, or marine beach near you is healthy or polluted.

Learn about water cleanup plans and how we’re addressing stormwater runoff, promoting good wastewater management, and protecting wetlands that are important for habitat and flood control. Lake water quality monitoring & protection Most lake water quality monitoring in Washington is currently conducted by counties, local health departments, lake associations, and volunteer groups.

Our scientists coordinate algae and invasive-plant monitoring and participate in a periodic national survey. The city of Bellingham, Whatcom County and the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District have formed a Lake Whatcom Management Committee to direct the restoration and preservation of the lake and its surrounding watershed.

The annual Lake Whatcom Monitoring Program provides long-term baseline water quality data on the lake, its tributaries. Provider of innovative technology-based solutions for water quality data storing and analyzing.

Organizations involved in integrated watershed management often struggle with getting reliable assessment and control of water quality in the drainage basin, as the classical approach to water quality data management is ill-suited to meeting urban planning, scientific research and.

Appendix 2 – Intensive Watershed Monitoring Water Chemistry Stations In The Lake Superior -South and vary in gradient due to their direct drainage towards Lake Superior. Both drinking water quality and the recreational value of lakes and streams are vital assets to the health and wealth of local economies.

Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. It is a measure of the condition of water relative to the requirements of one or more biotic species, or to any human need or purpose.

It is most frequently used by reference to a set of standards against which compliance, generally achieved through treatment of the water, can be assessed. The Samish Bay Watershed Water Quality Monitoring Project was initiated to try to determine sources of shellfish contamination in Samish Bay, Skagit County, Washington.

Inunder guidance from the 'Nonpoint Rule' WACthe Samish Watershed was given third priority ranking for controlling non-point pollution in Skagit County.

Read the summary of the Institute for Watershed Studies' / Lake Whatcom Water Quality Monitoring Report. (More information is available on the IWS website, above, including graphic data representations. See the Lake Whatcom Cooperative Management team's note on the Entranco Report.

(further background contained here). Lake Whatcom Water Quality Model by Christopher J. Berger And Scott A. Wells Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Portland State University Portland, Oregon Technical Report EWR Prepared for Washington Department of Ecology July July Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria TMDLs: WQ Study Findings Page 3 - DRAFT Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads Water Quality Study Findings by Paul Pickett Environmental Assessment Program Washington State Department of Ecology Olympia, Washington and Steve Hood.

Current programs include the Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program and maintaining the Lake Whatcom Management Program website. Inthe city and county plan to develop and send a "welcome to the watershed" style educational mailer to all residents in the Lake Whatcom watershed.

Focus of Outreach Programs • Fresh water quality. Through monitoring of county lakes, streams, and groundwater, water quality and water levels can be managed appropriately, erosion control can be established to effectively protect water resources, and urban stormwater controls and agricultural best management practices can be checked to ensure they are functioning properly.

Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads Volume 1. Water Quality Study Findings November Publication No. AppG. Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria TMDLs: WQ Study Findings Appendix G - Page 2.

Freshwater quality monitoring. Environmental monitoring, Assessment and reporting on aquatic ecosystems status and trends. Hudson Bay watershed. Nelson, Saskatchewan and Churchill rivers, Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba, Lake of the Woods. Pacific Ocean watershed.

Fraser, Yukon, Columbia and Quinsam rivers, Georgia Basin. Overview of the. may contribute stress to these high-quality resources. Maintaining the high quality of the Lake Superior North’s aquatic resources is important to local citizens and those concerned with waters flowing into the greatest of the Great Lakes.

Summary. Monitoring and Assessment Report. Lake Superior - North Watershed. Key issues Highlights of report. Conduct Water Quality Monitoring in Watershed Projects. ne challenge for many of the NIFA-CEAP projects was the use of past water quality data— especially broad-scale surveil-lance monitoring—for present-Utah Department of Environ-mental Quality monitoring station on Little Bear River, UT (photo by D.

Meals). day analyses. Objectives of. Lake Whatcom North Shore Water Quality Testing Herrera designed and implemented a water quality monitoring project to evaluate the impact of on-site septic systems on Lake Whatcom, which serves drinking water to a population of more t people in.

Water quality monitoring can evaluate the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of a water body in relation to human health, ecological conditions, and designated water uses. Watershed monitoring is a more comprehensive approach to data collection that incorporates water quality as well as watershed Size: 2MB.

The Lake Whatcom Watershed To anyone visiting Lake Whatcom for the first time, it may seem purely a recreational piece of natural beauty. What people may not know is that Lake Whatcom provides drinking water to more t residents including the entire City of Bellingham.

The lake holds around billion gallons of water which it receivesFile Size: KB. Some water quality monitoring volunteers collect water samples and make stream observations in the field, while others receive the samples at the Upper Mill Creek Water Reclamation Facility laboratory and analyze for six parameters: nitrates, total phosphorus, conductivity, turbidity, pH, and E.

coli/on: Blue Rock Street Cincinnati, OH, United States. • Assess the status and trends in lake water quality in response to watershed and climate change, pollution control and other management actions such as Liquid Waste Management Planning. • Compare water quality status to established Water Quality Objectives for key parameters and determine Trophic Status Water Quality Objectives.

Lake Whatcom and its watershed serve as the drinking water source for the COB and surrounding area (~96, people) so it has important local scientific and environmental significance, especially since being legally listed as impaired (placed on the on the (d) TMDL list in Lake Whatcom Monitoring Project / Report Dr.

Robin A. Matthews Michael Hilles Joan Vandersypen Institute for Watershed Studies, Huxley College of the Environment Dr. Robert J. Mitchell Geology Department, College of Sciences and Technology Dr.

Geoffrey B. Matthews Computer Science Department, College of Sciences and Technology. Water quality monitoring and the benthic community in the Otsego Lake watershed Brenda L.

Hewett* INTRODUCTION. During the surrraer of a water quality study of the five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake Watershed was undertaken by. Inthe Water Resources Education Center worked with a local educator to initiate the Student Watershed Monitoring Network, which trains students and teachers to monitor water quality and habitat in a Clark County stream, lake, river or wetlands.

Since that time, the Network has greatly expanded. "Common Lake Water Quality Parameters." Four lake monitoring scenarios ranging from basic to very extensive are shown on the next page. For additional guidance, contact Illinois EPA's Lake and Watershed Unit at / or a local lake management professional.

A good way to get started in lake monitoring is through Illinois' Volunteer LakeFile Size: 3MB. The Bertrand Watershed Improvement District is located in the north central lowland area of Whatcom County, adjacent to the main Nooksack River within WRIA 1. Land use in the local area is mixed, including agriculture and rural residential areas.

Maintain water quality monitoring program. Weather and Water. The health of the river system is studied through water quality monitoring. MRWC conducts a variety of monitoring programs to determine the condition of the rivers in the Miller basin.

This information informs the council and the public on recreational health and health for wildlife and the ecosystem. MassDEP occasionally monitors the basin.Deep Creek Lake – Water Monitoring Program History of water quality monitoring in Deep Creek Lake – 2 ’s – Assess acid inputs to DCL (Power Plant Siting Pgm) (also)– DCL watershed samples for MD PPSP (Martin Marietta) – Statewide fisheries survey (includes DCL) (DNR)File Size: 2MB.Water Quality Monitoring & Watershed Planning Review Presentation to the Regional Watersheds J Focus for Today’s Discussion To obtain your recommendations for the objectives of the Water Quality Monitoring & Watershed Planning Review 2.

Meeting Agenda Meeting Purpose based on outcomes of the corporate watershed studies.