Indicators of Water Quality

  1. Dissolved oxygen
  2. Water Clarity
  3. Phosphorus
  4. Nitrogen
  5. Chlorophyll a
  6. PH
  7. Organisms? If data available – (plankton, benthic invertebrates, fish, birds, etc.)
  8. Other indicators not factored in the grading at this time? Mercury advisory; Beach closures to swimming; Cyano Blooms; shellfish closures; invasive species documented/treated; other relevant data?
  9. For ponds its probably important to include discussion of thermal stratification and effects of that on nutrients, DO, etc.
  10. Perhaps a link to the cyanobacteria web map…