quality assurance, water monitoring, Kings River, watershed monitoring
The Kings River Watershed Partnership non-profit citizens group formed to take local control over water quality issues in the Kings River watershed in Arkansas. One of the first items the group addressed was water quality monitoring of the Kings River and Osage Creek. To this end they formed a water quality monitoring committee that was charged with the development of a water quality monitoring plan. The objectives of the plan they developed are: 1) to characterize both spatial and temporal variability in water quality parameters throughout the watershed during each year, 2) to utilize volunteers to monitor the water quality, and 3) to institute QA/QC procedures that will insure the quality of the data collected and allow its use in development of a Watershed Management plan.
Nelson, Marc and Davis, Sam. 2007. Kings River Quality Assurance Project Final Report. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. MSC337. 8