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Task 8: Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring activities for the above tasks includes baseline measures and significant amounts of photo-documentation before, during, and after treatments. Meeting the requirements of the EPA's Watershed Initiative program, water quality sampling is also occurring during this grant project.

Every monitoring activity paid for by this federal grant is performed according to the requirements presented in the EPA-approved NMED Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for Water Quality Management Programs (2002), including the Surface Water Quality Bureau's (SWQB) set of formal protocols. Water quality sampling, biological assessment, photo-documentation, geomorphic surveying and mapping is performed under strict QAPP methodology.