CCPaSEC MiniManual

CCPaSEC MiniManual (1.7 Mb) MiniManual field guide for use stream-side with smartphone (updated 10/2022).

CCPaSEC MiniManual (3.3 Mb) MiniManual field guide for use at home. Can be downloaded and printed (updated 10/2022).

YSI-550 DO Meter Calibration Instructions

YSI-550 DO Meter Calibration Instructions (430 kb) Instructions for Dissolved Oxygen Meter Calibration
YSI-550 DO Meter Manual (623kb) Full DO Meter Manual

Stream Flow Guide

Stream Flow Guide   (1,658 kb) A “How to” guide on measuring flow with the FloWatch Flowmeter by Ken Johnson & Ralph Locklin.
Flowwatch Instruction Sheet  The Flowatch configuration and operation sheet supplied by the manufacture

Hach H135 Professional miniLab ISFET pH Meter

H135 miniLab pH Meter Calibration Instructions © Hach (348 kb) Instructions for pH meter calibration
NEW & IMPROVED! H135 miniLab pH Meter Calibration Instructions (774 kb) Instructions for pH meter calibration (10/2016)

Colorimeter DR850

Colorimeter DR900

Colorimeter DR850 Instructions © Hach Equipment (145 kb) Instructions for Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrate, Phosphate, Sulfate Tests
Colorimeter DR850 Sample Cell Cleaning (72kb) Instructions for labeling & cleaning colorimeter sample cells
Quick Guide – Colorimeter DR900 Instructions (948 kb) Instructions for menu set-up of DR900 Colorimeter. Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrate, Phosphate, Sulfate Tests
Full Manual for Colorimeter DR900 © Hach Equipment (5034 kb) Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrate, Phosphate, Sulfate Tests

ACR Personal Locator Beacon Manual

ACR Manual (4 Mb) Color photo guide for the ACR Personal Locator Beacon

Macroinvertebrate Identification Guide

Biosurvey Cheat Sheet- New 3/2020! (233 kb) Color photo guide for more common macros with identification hints
ALLARM’s adaptation of the EASI Biological Monitoring Protocol Biosurvey protocol explained. Includes color photo identification guide p.9-14. © Dickinson College (ALLARM)
Identification Guide to Freshwater Macroinvertebrates Guide for macros with identification hints © Stroud Water Research Center
Macroinvertebrate Gallery  Color photos by David H. Funk © Stroud Water Research Center
Macroinvertebrate Identification and Education Guide  A comprehensive guide to classification and identification of macroinvertebrates with large color photos – a collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation

Field & Test Kit Manuals

Cover (80 kb)

Table of Contents (114 kb) Complete list of topics and pages on which they appear.

Pages 1-20 (1205 kb) Introduction, Watershed Concept, PaSEC Water Quality Monitoring Program,Topographic Maps, Contact Resource List

Pages 21-35 (1250 kb) Chemical Analysis Background Information (Temperature, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity, Phosphate, Nitrate, Alkalinity, Sulfate)

Pages 36-76 (916 kb) Equipment Checklist, Test Kit Inventories, Site Selection, PA Watersheds, Hydrologic Unit Codes, Weather & Wildlife Observing, Safety Checklist, Emergency Protocol, Unusual Reading Protocol, Chemical Waste Disposal, Care and Cleaning of Test Kits, Macro Collection Procedure, Equipment List, Macro ID Charts, Habitat Assessment, – Rocky Bottom & Muddy Bottom

Appendix A – Forms Part 1 (524 kb) Water Quality Monitoring Authorization, Equipment Maintenance Needs Form, Site Map Master Form, Site Description Form, Field Data Sheets, Macro ID Charts, Macro Data Sheets, WQ Rating Sheet

Appendix A – Forms Part 2 (1610 kb) Rocky Bottom Data Sheets

Appendix A – Forms Part 3 (1650 kb) Muddy Bottom Data Sheets

Appendix B Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) (44 kb) Nitrates, Sulfates, Alkalinity, Phosphates, Dissolved Oxygen

Appendix C Hach Visual Kit Instructions Pages 2-61 (636 kb) Safety & Disposal Considerations, MSDS for Hach Tests, Alkalinity Test, Dissolved Oxygen Test, Nitrate Test, Total Phosphate Test, Sulfate Test, Pocket Pal Conductivity Tester, & pH Tester

Appendix D – Extras (55 kb) Watch the Wild Site Description Forms & Observation Form, Wildlife Observation Form, WTW On-line Resource List, IceWatch USA Site Description Form & Observation Form

Appendix E  – AMD Volunteer Monitoring (847 kb) Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment System/Receiving Streams Monitoring Project Menthods

QC Procedure & Data Sheets for Yearly Equipment Check