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RappFLOW Launches Spring 2006 Stream Studies of Rush River
April 4, 2006
RappFLOW launched its 2006 stream monitoring program today with nine students from the Rappahannock County High School GIS class, their teacher Ron Vickers, GIS volunteer consultant Bev Hunter, and RappFLOW Director Christina Bird Loock. We tested a new protocol for observing stream banks and stream buffers, starting at the Rush River at the Old Mill Road near Washington.
Ten monitoring sites are planned, starting in the Upper Rush River Subwatershed just above the point where the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has designated the Rush to be an “Impaired” stream.The study sites are shown on the map.
The pilot volunteer monitoring program is made up of three components: monthly monitoring of chemical, biological, and physical parameters; semi-annual or quarterly benthic macroinvertebrate sampling; and ongoing stream buffer and health evaluations. Volunteers are invited to participate in one or more of these activities.
Data collected by RappFLOW volunteers will be used for the following purposes:
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