Albany County Stormwater Coalition

WAVE

NYSDEC Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE)
(Coalition organized stream monitoring events)

Stream Monitoring Results – 3 Categories (from NYSDEC WAVE website)

No Known Impact: The stream is healthy in that there are no observed impact to aquatic life. This assessment is high quality and may be used for state and federal reporting purposes.

Possibly Impaired: This assessment serves as a red flag for sites that may deserve further investigation at the professional level. So far, we’ve been able to respond to every site that was flagged as possibly impaired.

No Conclusion: Sometimes a sample does not meet either of these criteria: it doesn’t have 6 or more “most wanted” nor 4 or more “least wanted”. If the sampling was done properly, then the site is probably slightly impacted but not impaired. This can also happen, however, when sampling is performed incorrectly which is why the  NYSDEC records this assessment as “No Conclusion”.

Map of Coalition WAVE Monitoring Results (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Stormwater Coaliton sponsored

Map WAVE Monitoring Results (2015, 2016, 2017)
Participants coordinated/encouraged by Stormwater Coalition

Map WAVE Monitoring Results (2015/2016)
Participants coordinated/encouraged by Stormwater Coalition

Photo Pages and NYSDEC Results

Lisha Kill WAVE Monitoring – August 9, 2018

Salt Kill WAVE Monitoring – August 14, 2018

Vly Creek WAVE Monitoring – August 16, 2018 (upstream)

Vly Creek WAVE Monitoring – August 16, 2018 (downstream)

Event Flyers

2019 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring – Get Your Feet Wet!

2018 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring-Get Your Feet Wet?

2017 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring – Get Your Feet Wet!

2016 WAVE Flyer – Volunteer Stream Monitoring

Coalition WAVE Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

Stormwater Coalition Local WAVE Monitoring Effort – Plan (2015 to 2017)

August 12, 2014 Shaker Creek Coalition WAVE Training & Monitoring Event

 

 

 

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