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    • Utah’s Water Quality Data KATE TIPPLE DEQ – DIVISION OF WATER QUALITYJORDAN RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL MEETING FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    • Data: From River to Database• MONITORING FOR DATA • DATA MANAGEMENT • FUTURE GOALS
    • Monitoring forData• CWA Requirements• Strategic Monitoring Plan• Cooperative Monitoring
    • Monitoring for Clean Water ActDWQ is responsible for implementing and enforcingClean Water Act Monitoring is performed to: Assess conditions Set state standards Ensure current health and environmental standards are met
    • Monitoring for Clean Water Act Integrated Report Nonpoint Quality TMDL Groundwater Permitting Source Grants Assurance Reporting ReportTimeframe Due April 1st of even Required annually Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing number years (e.g. 2002, 2004)CWA • 40 CFR 130.8(b)(2) Section 319(h)(11) 40 CFR 31.45 Section 303(d) N/A InspectionRequirement and 130.8(b)(1) Reports • Section 314(a)(1)(F) • Section 303(d)Objective 305(b) Reporting. The The State reports on Ensures The TMDL section Utah Geological Uniform primary assessment of the activities, reliability of the prepares a report Survey Aquifer Enforcement state water quality; summary of procedures used identifying the Classification Oversight System leads to the projects, to obtain data for cause(s) and Reports (DWQ (UEOS) Report development of water environmental all reports. source(s) of the reviews), Water- quality management accomplishments, impairment, the Resources plans. federal consistency, amount of each Investigation status of grants, pollutant that Reports (Prepared Clean Lake Report. reductions in comes from point by USGS with State reports on the nonpoint source sources and cooperation of the status and trends of loadings. Water nonpoint sources, DWQ). water quality in lakes quality monitoring the background or included in 305(b) natural 303(d) List. State report. component of the identifies waters that pollutant is also are impaired; causes quantified, and sources of allocation of impairment, prioritizes reduction and waters targeted for establishment of TMDL development endpoints.
    • UDWQ’s Strategic Monitoring PlanA Tiered and Adaptive Framework
    • UDWQ’s Strategic Monitoring PlanA Rotating Basin Approach Water year – October 1 through September 30 Jordan River-Utah Lake Basins sampled 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • UDWQ’s Cooperative MonitoringExchange State DOH Laboratory resources for fieldsampling efforts Annual training, guidance, SOP documentation Cooperators operate under DWQ’s QAPP State manages data Salt Lake County Salt Lake City Central Utah Water Conservation District Jordan River/Farmington Bay Water Quality Council
    • UDWQ’s DataManagement• Data Management History• Quality Assurance• New Data Management• Data Validation• Database Use
    • UDWQ’s Data Management HistoryLocal Version of STORET Software-dependent “Data request”-driven sharing No longer supported by EPA Replaced with Water Quality Exchange - “WQX”
    • UDWQ’s Quality AssuranceDEQ Quality Management Plan (QMP)DWQ Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)Project/Program Sampling Analysis Plans (SAPs)Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Documentation online after March 15, 2012 http://www.WaterQuality.Utah.gov/Monitoring
    • UDWQ’s Data ManagementAWQMS/WQX Utah installed “out-of-the-box” AWQMS database Web-based application Migrated all “historic” data Parallel to EPA’s WQX database Currently in-development to add enhancements Data validation tools Data query tools ..and more AWQMS User’s Community “Community Software” approach
    • UDWQ’s Data ValidationStreamlined data processingAutomated validationData Status: Preliminary v. FinalInternal threshold analysesVariety of access rightsFlexible design
    • UDWQ’s Database UseSubmit data to EPAInternal access to data for CWA reporting needsExternal access to Cooperators for data submissionand data accessManage and store data
    • DWQ Additional E. coli Data Biological and Physical Data Macroinvertebrate Data QC QC Cooperators QC Field Data Field Data QC QC UDWQ’s Lab Chemistry QC Database QC E. coli Data Data Validation Internal Data Users EPA’s External Data WQX Users Cooperative Data Users Database
    • UDWQ’sDatabaseA demonstration of thenew DWQ Database
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    • UDWQ’s GoalsData Collection Data Management Volunteer monitoring Public access to Field audits database Long-term monitoring Credible data criteria instrumentation SAPs
    • Thank you!
    • UDWQ Contacts JAMES HARRISJAMESHARRIS@UTAH.GOV 801-536-4360 KATE TIPPLE KTIPPLE@UTAH.GOV 801-536-4367 TRISHA JOHNSONTBJOHNSON@UTAH.GOV 801-536-4193