D.O./Temp. Water Quality Monitor Forms & Procedures
Dissolved Oxygen/Temperature water quality monitors receive training to become certified and follow strict protocols, ensuring the quality and high value of the data they collect. Below are instructions and field sheets used by Dissolved Oxygen monitors.
Each spring as a volunteer you receive a packet with new field sheets, mailing instructions and personalized information, including your Secchi Simulator login.
Instructions for DO Monitors
The following table is to be used by volunteer lake monitors who measure temperature and dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in their lakes. This information is supplemental to material presented during DO training and certification workshops, as well as instructions for the calibration and operation of individual dissolved oxygen meters.
Is your Secchi reading less than 2.5m? Call it in to VLMP at 207-783-7733. Please include your name, lake and date of the reading.
Notice Do Not Print Field Sheets on Inkjet Printers. Field sheets must be completed in the boat at the time of your readings. There is a good chance your forms will get wet and inkjet printing runs when wet. Please use a laser printer or contact the VLMP office and we will gladly mail you extra data forms.
Dissolved Oxygen Form Instructions
Water Quality and Invasive Plant Patrol Workshops
Presentation Slides from the New Monitor training workshop
Quality Assurance Project Plan (pdf 150k). The QAPP (“Quality Assurance Project Plan”) is a guide for proper procedures for lake water quality monitoring by volunteers in the VLMP. This plan has been reviewed and approved by the U.S. EPA, and describes the VLMP structure and how we assure that quality data are gathered. It can serve as an example of how a formal Quality Assurance Plan should be constructed.