Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

DuPage Citizen Stream Monitoring Assessment Form

STREAM ______________________ STATION #___________________

LOCATION ________________________________________________

COUNTY _____________________ TOWN/CITY __________________

DATE ______________ TIME ____________# OF PARTICIPANTS ______

GROUP LEADER'S NAME ________________ GROUP NAME ___________

DESCRIBE STREAM CONDITIONS:

Color of Water _____________________ Odor of Water ________________

Plants Bed Growth _________________ _ Surface Scum _________________

Width of Riffle _____________________ Water Depth __________________

Riffle Composition (2 prominent types ) ________________________________

Water Temperature __________________ Other Observations (on back )

MACROINVERTEBRATE            ESTIMATED COUNT             A = 1-9
TALLY                        LETTER CODE                 B = 10-99
                                                         C = >100

GROUP 1

Stonefly ______

Alderfly _______

Dobsonfly _____

Snipefly _______

GROUP 2

Caffisfly ________
Mayfly _________
Beetles _________
Water Penny _____
Damselfly _______
Dragonfly _______
Crayfish ________
Crane Fly _______
Clam/Mussel _____

GROUP 3

Black Fly _______

Midge _________

Cowbug ________

Scud __________

Right-Handed/

Other Snails_____

GROUP 4

Worms _________

Leech __________

Pouch-Snails ____

Bloodworms ____

# TAXA = __________

X 1 = __________

# TAXA = __________

X 2 = __________

# TAXA = __________

X 3 = __________

# TAXA = __________

X 4 = __________

TOTAL OF ALL GROUP SCORES      STREAM QUALITY ASSESSMENT CHART          	      
                                     1.0 - 2.0   excellent quality
                                     2.1 - 2.5   good water quality
                                     2.6 - 3.5   fair water quality
divided by                           over 3.5  poor water quality
TOTAL # OF DIFFERENT TAXA _____          
equals                                      WATER QUALITY RATING
TOTAL CUMMULATIVE SCORE _____                        _________