WAVE Forms and Data
Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators
A detailed description of our sampling method is described in the WAVE Quality Assurance Project Plan. This document is required by the US EPA and describes all the steps taken to ensure data are of sufficient quality. An instruction booklet titled, "Instructions for Collecting and Submitting WAVE Samples" is also available, which is used by the citizen scientists.
WAVE Quality Assurance Project Plan (PDF) (126 KB) - detailed description of sampling which is required by the EPA.
Instructions for Collecting and Submitting WAVE Samples (PDF) (959 KB) - functional instructional booklet for citizen scientists
The following forms are required for each WAVE sampling site:
WAVE Data Sheet (PDF) (47 KB)
User Perception Form (PDF) (38 KB)
Habitat Assessment Form (PDF) (853 KB)
A WAVE annual report is completed following each sampling season. The annual report provides background information on the WAVE program, a summary of the data collected in the previous year, a list of macroinvertebrates found at each sampling site and the concluding assessment for each site.
2012 WAVE Annual Report (PDF) (854 KB)