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SAMPLING SCHEDULE AND
QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL PLAN


BASIC FIXED SITES

[IONS, major ions; DOC, dissolved organic carbon; SOC, suspended organic carbon, SUS. SED, suspended sediment; NS, no sample]


IONS NUTRIENTS DOC/SOC SUS. SED.
October Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.
November Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.
December NS NS NS NS
January Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.
February NS NS NS NS
March Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.
April NS NS NS NS
May Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.
June Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.
July Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.
August Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.
September Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed.

Subtotal

9 9 9 9
Snowmelt 2 2 2 2
Rainfall 2 2 2 2
Replicates 3 3 3 3

Subtotal

7 7 7 7

TOTAL

16 16 16 16

BASIC FIXED SITES

1) Deshka River near Willow
2) Chester Creek at Arctic Boulevard at Anchorage*
3) South Fork Campbell Creek at Anchorage
4) Kenai River below Skilak Lake
5) Kenai River at Soldotna
6) Ninilchik River at Ninilchik

* Chester Creek at Arctic Boulevard will be operated at an intensive fixed site in FY99, and as a basic fixed site in FY00 and FY01.

 


INTENSIVE FIXED SITE

[IONS, major ions; DOC, dissolved organic carbon; SOC, suspended organic carbon; VOC, volatile organic compounds; PEST, pesticides; NS, no sample]


IONS

NUTRIENTS DOC/SOC

SUS.  SED.

VOC PEST
October Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. NS Pest
November Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. NS Pest
December Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. NS Pest
January Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. VOC Pest
February Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. VOC Pest
March Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. VOC Pest
April (4 samples) Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. NS Pest
May Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. NS Pest
June Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. NS Pest
July (4 samples) Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. VOC Pest
August Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. NS Pest
September Ions Nutrients DOC/SOC Sus. sed. NS Pest

Subtotal

17 17 17 17 4

17

Equipment 1 1 1 1 1 1
Field Blank 1 1 1 1 0 1
Field Matrix 0 0 0 0 1 1
Replicates 1 1 1 1 1 1

Subtotal

3 3 3 3 3 4

TOTAL

20 20 20 20 7 21

 

INTENSIVE FIXED SITE
Chester Creek at Arctic Boulevard
Continuous Discharge
Continuous Water Temperature
Continuous Specific Conductance


 

BED SEDIMENT, TISSUE, AND ECOLOGY

  • Follow NAWQA protocols for data collection

  • Store habitat data in Microsoft Access data base

  • Input site information to Biological Unit at NWQL via web page

  • Collect multiple reach data at two of six fixed sites

  • At one multiple reach site, collect triplicate taxonomic samples for RTH inverts and algae.

  • Collect duplicate bed sediment and tissue samples at one site during occurrence survey

  • Have field identification of fish made by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) biologist (Susie Hayes)

  • Have questionable identifications verified by Betsy Sturm, BRD, Fisheries Co-op Unit, UAF

BED SEDIMENT AND TISSUE SITES

1) Deshka River near Willow
2) Chester Creek at Arctic Boulevard at Anchorage
3) South Fork Campbell Creek at Anchorage
4) Kenai River below Skilak Lake
5) Kenai River at Soldotna
6) Ninilchik River at Ninilchik
7) Moose Creek near Sutton

BED SEDIMENT AND TISSUE, ECOLOGY SITES

1) Talkeetna River at Talkeetna
2) Colorado Creek (Denali National Park)
3) Costello Creek (Denali National Park)
4) Kenai River at Sportman's Lodge (Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
5) Kenai River at Jim's Landing (Kenai River National Wildlife Refuge)
6) Johnson River (Lake Clark National Park)
7) Kamishak River (Katmai National Park)

 

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