Long-term monitoring across Great Plains basins

Project Description

Develop protocols and implement long-term monitoring sites across Great Plains basins.

Conservation Area


NFCA Objectives

Project Hierarchy: 1
Estimated Cost Range: ~$100,000 - $200,000
Project Submitted By: Kevin Mayes, Monica McGarrity
Suggested Contact: Kevin Mayes

Multidisciplinary framework for monitoring hydrology, water quality, geomorphology, biology, and connectivity to support long-term science needs in Great Plains basins. Benefits of standardized and comprehensive sampling would accrue across scales (e.g. regional flow-ecology; e-flow standards); across protection/restoration efforts (large scale invasive control; flow manipulation/restoration) and adaptive management strategies (where do you get most return). Data needed for science gaps, listing and delisting processes, etc.

State and federal resource agencies, universities

State resource agencies, river authorities, federal agencies, LCCs and fish habitat partnerships, SWG

Project Status

  • Suggested
  • Ongoing
  • Completed

Project Location

Great Plains basins