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Citizen Science in the Muskingum River Watershed, Ohio. Presented at the Ohio Academy of Sciences, April 2012.

Citizen Science in the Muskingum River Watershed, Ohio. Presented at the Ohio Academy of Sciences, April 2012.

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  • 1.  Enhanced datasets Reliable and engaged Baseline and long-term Local and immediate Leads to Action Photo by Lew Stamp LewStampPhotography.com
  • 2. Training Citizen Scientists since 1989…… •Water Temperature •Secchi Disk Transparency •Water Color •Qualitative Assessments
  • 3.  Improved reporting  Since 2008  153 Level 1 QDCs  4 Level 2 QDCs  1 Level 3 QDC On-line data entry  30 active volunteers  16 QDCs  8 with 10+ years QA/QC Protocols  Carl Moore, CLAM Data Coordinator Reliable and Long-Term
  • 4. Mesotrophic Eutrophic Hypereutrophic SD > 78” 20” - 78” SD < 20earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WaterQuality/water_quality2.php
  • 5. 0 No Secchi data No Secchi data 0.5Secchi Disk Depth (m) 1 Bars = annual median Dots = monthly mean 1.5 Grass Carp Harvesting Dredging 2 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 YEAR
  • 6.  Level 2 data › Transparency › Water temperature › Water color › Quality and lake use  Level 3 data › Temp. / DO profiles › Total nutrients › Total suspended solids › Chlorophyll a
  • 7. Lake Keepers
  • 8.  Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) › Composite samples from shoreline › Collected by Lake Keepers › Evaluation of citizen protocol BSA Environmental Services, Inc. › Phytoplankton identification › Cyanobacteria counts › Microcystin measurements
  • 9. www.eyesonthewater.org/olms
  • 10.  30 active lakes › 38 in 2000 › 20 in 2010 SD: 7.92” – 86.38” 2 mesotrophic (> 78”) 13 eutrophic (20”- 78”) 5 hypereutrophic (<20”) Secchi Depth Water Color
  • 11.  Range: 2 – 7 (greens) › Crystal Lake at 1.7 › Roaming Rock at 8.2 ‘Greener’ with >SD Algal turbidity Secchi Depth Water Color
  • 12. Increasing ClarityDecreasing Clarity
  • 13. Chlorophyll aTotal Phosphorus
  • 14. Total NitrogenTotal Suspended Solids
  • 15. BSA Environmental Services, Inc.
  • 16. BSA Environmental Services, Inc.www.bsaenv.com
  • 17. BSA Environmental Services, Inc.4,000 – 10,000 cells/mL = Minor Bloom10,000 – 100,000 cells/mL = Moderate Bloom>100,000 cells/mL = Severe Bloom ohioalgaeinfo.com
  • 18. Algae Bloom Advisory = Identified Public Health Advisory = 6 ppb No Contact Advisory = 20 ppb ohioalgaeinfo.com
  • 19.  MWCD reservoirs › n = 9 (no Beach City) › 23–68% forested Charles Sampled: Mill Atwood › OLMS: Jun–Sep, bi-weekly Pleasant Leesville Tappan › DOW: 1 summer  Intensive Hill Clendening Compare samples Wills Creek Piedmont › Pleasant Hill Seneca › 2010–11 › DOW: 12, OLMS: 12 samples Compare distributions › Temp/DO profile data Contrast DOW & OLMS data
  • 20. Pleasant HillSimilar valuesSimilar trendsDivergent valuesNo divergenttrends
  • 21. Similar trends Missing data 30+ d DO < 3 mg/L Divergent profiles> 5 mo
  • 22.  Eutrophic or hypereutrophic Algal driven turbidity HABs present as severe blooms Toxin health risk low (microcystin) › Level of Algae Bloom Advisory Trends indicated by citizen data
  • 23.  Charles Mill and Wills Creek? Another HAB monitoring season Test for Cylindrospermopsin toxin
  • 24. Staff, and volunteers Volunteer cultivation, transparency data, on-line databaseGrant funds Reservoir management, community awarenessMonitoring equipment, water analysis, and staff Fisheries management, program evaluationIn-kind, and staff Algae characterization
  • 25. www.eyesonthewater.com/olmswww.olms.org

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