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Water Quality Improvement Plans

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The Official Home page for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, DNR. Our mission is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life for Iowans and ensure a legacy for future generations.
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This is just an example, but how are some governments tacking issues of environmental protection when it comes to their waters?

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Kyle Taylor's curator insight, October 17, 2017 4:12 PM
This website is a community page that is currently asking for the help of locals within Iowa State. The current quality and condition of their streams, rivers and lakes is quickly declining due to pollution and inadequate treatment methods. This website welcomes comments and suggestions for the public and posts local meetings which are aimed at generating ideas and addressing this issue. This website represents a proactive approach to dealing with local water quality issues and is an effective management plan that is not only including the public but looking for their expertise and ideas. 
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Water Quality Index Protocol

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Water Quality Index Protocol

In an effort to develop a system to compare water quality in various parts of the country, over 100 water quality experts were called upon to help create a standard Water Quality Index (WQI). The index is basically a mathematical means of calculating a single value from multiple test results. The index result represents the level of water quality in a given water basin, such as a lake, river, or stream.

It is important to monitor water quality over a period of time in order to detect changes in the water's ecosystem. The Water Quality Index, which was developed in the early 1970s, can give an indication of the health of the watershed at various points and can be used to keep track of and analyze changes over time. The WQI can be used to monitor water quality changes in a particular water supply over time, or it can be used to compare a water supply's quality with other water supplies in the region or from around the world.

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Nine of the measurements and/or types of data we will be collecting are explained within this website with links attached.

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DATA KIDS: Schools unite to test water quality - Fortmyersbeachtalk.com | Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer.

DATA KIDS: Schools unite to test water quality - Fortmyersbeachtalk.com | Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer. | Water Quality Testing | Scoop.it
Teenagers from Cape Coral visited pre-teens from Fort Myers Beach to collaborate on a water quality testing mission last week.
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This is quite similar to what we are going to be doing in class!

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The Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit Part II/IV - Download unit at www. science powerpoint .com

This is Part II/IV of an educational unit about Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality for students in grades 5-8 which can be downloaded at http://sciencepowerpoi...
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This movie offers and overview of the various components of river site water testing that you will be conducting.

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Clean Water Education Partnership - Kids

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Welcome to our Kids’ Pages! Here are five activities designed to educate kids of all ages on stormwater pollution and everybody-needs-to-help solutions!  Have fun and remember… Clean Water Begins with You and Me!

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Here are some student-friendly reminders about watersheds and run-off dangers.

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Distance Learning: Testing the Waters (Elementary School) - YouTube

"Testing the Waters" is the video component in the Elementary School Distance Learning Program from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Join Ranger E...
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Healthy Watersheds | Healthy Watersheds | US EPA

Healthy Watersheds | Healthy Watersheds | US EPA | Water Quality Testing | Scoop.it
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This website talks about healthy watersheds, assessment tools, and how to initiate outreach to promote preservation.

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Christian Voyles's curator insight, April 22, 2015 1:20 PM

My top work value is Achievement. In everything I do, I try to take the next step forward in bettering myself. My major is environmental studies. I felt that posting this link from the EPA on how to improve the health of our water systems was an example of a step towards Achievement in defeating the slow decline of our planet. 

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This website is the homepage to the United States EPA section on healthy watershed protection. This website provides several links to data and information regarding healthy watersheds and how to protect them. This website provides tools to learn about watersheds, asses watersheds and again how to protect watersheds. This website can provide individuals interested in making a proactive change or research areas with the ability to do so via datasets and other informative tools. 
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Boise River "Citizen Science" Water Quality Monitoring

On April 17, 2010 from 10 A.M to Noon, a group sponsored by Idaho Rivers United conducted water quality tests at a the Raft take-out spot at Ann Morrison Par...
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