Stream Monitoring Resources
TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation. Find your watershed on a map! Read the Water Quality Management Plan for your watershed. Find out about land use, pollutants, water quality, and restoration strategies for you local area.
Izaak Walton League Save Our Streams Save Our Streams Program from the Izaac Walton League
Find the Data Forms for Stream Monitoring Monitoring 101, equipment information, and
What does a healthy stream LOOK like?
Stream Visual Assessment for Volunteers from Georgia
Extensive information, but easy to understand (for adults or high school students). This document is from Georgia but applicable to most wadeable streams in Tennessee.
We suggest completing p. 24-25 to practice collecting data and learn what a healthy stream looks like. Doing this does not require entering the water.
Page 19-20 provides printable images and descriptions of stream invertebrates: Group One (pollution sensitive), Group Two (somewhat pollution tolerant) and Group Three (pollution tolerant).