Stormwater Monitoring—A Primer on Basic Data & Methods

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Stormwater Monitoring—A Primer on Basic Data & Methods

By Rebecca Kauten, MPP, CISEC

Just as there are multiple contaminants and causes for concern threatening our waterways, there are multiple methods to collect the data required to assess the situation. Stormwater monitoring shows us how to efficiently get the best, most accurate results in your surface water quality monitoring efforts. From the basics of data collection to building your monitoring plan, Kauten’s years of in-the-stream experience have proven invaluable in getting the most value out of stormwater monitoring efforts.

Stormwater monitoring covers it all, including:

  • The toxicity of stormwater
  • The clean water act and NPDES requirements
  • Construction site monitoring
  • Basic monitoring concepts
  • Data collection
  • Understanding monitoring equipment
  • Building your monitoring plan

Rebecca Kauten, MPP, CISEC, has served in various regional, statewide and local capacities as coordinator, project manager, and principal investigator for erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and surface water-quality monitoring projects for more than a decade. She holds a masters of public policy degree, with a research emphasis on land use policy. As part of her research, Rebecca also helps facilitate planning processes related to stormwater management for non-municipal MS4 permit holders.


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