Monitoring will begin in April. This will give the volunteers experience with sampling and Coliscan procedures before the boating and swimming season begins. From about May 15 through September 15, sampling will be done on a biweekly basis. Samples will also be taken after major rainstorms when water is muddy. Samples taken after major rain events should provide information on peak bacteria levels and how quickly it dissipates.
All data will be collected and reported in a format requested by DEQ. This will allow DEQ to use the data and will also facilitate future Association grant requests.
April 15, 2007
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