The monitoring committee is responsible for coordinating the water quality monitoring and sampling being conducted by the Group participants. The committee requirements and goals are:
- Identify of the point and nonpoint sources causing the impairment.
- Monitoring plan to track effectiveness of restoration activities
- Recommend metrics of success
- Inventory data collection activities
- Plan to consolidate/share different parties monitoring data
- Develop Data Consistency Standards
- Coordinate with modeling committee for modeling data requirements
- Identify data gaps
- Coordinate with Public Outreach Committee to develop data products for the general layperson
Monitoring Committee Participants
- Boyd Mill Pond HOA
- City of Greenville
- Greenville County
- Greenwood County
- Home Builders Association of Greenville, SC
- Preserving Lake Greenwood
- Upstate Forever
- Waterloo Water Wizards
For monitoring data, please visit our Water Monitoring page.
Committee Activity Summaries
- May 2017 – monitoring committee meeting to discuss progress on sampling tasks and initial results, an additional presentation was provided regarding the first year of data collection from the buoys at Boyd’s Millpond, Gallo provided a brief update on the potential for additional monitoring at Lake Greenwood
- April 2017 – Spring sampling began or completed for SOD/nutrient flux, alkalinity, phytoplankton, light extinction, long term BOD, etc.
- February/March 2017 – bathymetry data collection at Conestee and Boyd’s Millpond completed
- November 2016 – monitoring committee meeting to discuss approved sampling and plans to begin implementation in early 2017, walked committee members through each test and some specifics with the methodology and what entity would perform
- October 2016 – received final approval/funding for additional sampling
- March 2016 – provided update at Big Tent to all stakeholders, conducted brief committee meeting over lunch, worked with EC to provide show and tell/boat tour of Boyd’s Millpond for modeling/monitoring committee members, setup tents to demonstrate an array of equipment in use and to show real-time on website, fairly well attended including several members of EPA (although cold, rainy, and boat engine issues!)
- Jan/Feb 2016 – based upon final matrix a memo was developed/submitted to the Executive Committee (EC) with sampling recommendations. The memo included on-going data collection recommendations, prioritized data collection to meet the model comm needs, and planning-level costs
- Dec 2015 – all committee chairs attended meeting with EC to discuss overall progress/success to date
- Nov 2015 – monitoring committee meeting to review first cut of sampling considerations/details related to data requests from the modeling committee, various fields were added to the modeling committee gap analysis matrix including concept-level costs, frequency of sampling required, duration of proposed sampling, who would/could perform the work, and locations to sample
- The monitoring committee met on October 7, 2015 to finish exchanging information on existing monitoring programs in the Reedy River watershed and discuss the data inventory and gap analysis provided by the Modeling Committee. The Monitoring Committee is tasked with an evaluation of the data inventory and gap analysis in terms of cost, time, and other feasibility questions. Over the next month the committee will be gathering information on the data gaps in preparation for their next meeting scheduled for November 10.
- The monitoring committee has continued the existing monitoring programs and also focused on education on the extent of the monitoring programs in the watershed, with committee members presenting at several national conferences (see http://cleanreedy.org/category/news/)) The committee will schedule their next meeting once they receive and review the data needs inventory and gap analysis from the modeling committee.