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Report a new sampling event below. If you are not able to report all of your data during the initial sample, please use our editing system to add data. To modify or delete submitted data, please send your alterations to the KanCRN staff.
School ID:
Sample date:
Sample Time:
Use military time
2:00PM=14:00 hrs
Location:At school
   In the field at: Deg-Min-Sec
Lat:  °'" N S
Long:°'" E W
   In the field at: Decimal Notation
Lat:  N S
Long:E W

Stream Name
Visual Survey
WEATHER: Check the appropriate description from the choices provided.
     Partly Coudy
     Intermittent Rain

RAINFALL for the previous week: This should be recorded from as close to the sampling site as possible.

FLOOD PLAIN LAND USE: List the dominant land uses adjoining the stream.
     Pasture or Hayfields
     Row Crops

RIPARIAN COVER: For the purposes of this checklist, the riparian zone is the area extending from the top of each stream bank away from the stream for a distance of 100 feet. Estimate the percent of this area which is covered by the various categories listed.
     % Trees
     % Grasses or Weeds
     % Bare Ground
     % Parking Lots or Streets
     % Buildings

STREAM BANK CONDITIONS: Estimate the percent of the area between the top of the stream bank and the wetted portion of the channel which is covered by the various categories listed.
     % Trees
     % Grasses or Weeds
     % Bare Ground
     % Bedrock
     % Pavement or Rip Rap

BED COMPOSITION OF RIFFLE: Estimate the percent of stream bed within the riffle that is covered by the following sized sediments:
     % Silt or Mud
     % Sand
     % Gravel
     % cobbles (rocks 2-10 inches in size)
     % boulders (rocks larger than 10 inches)

*If there are no riffles in your segment use the nearest riffle outside your segment.

BOTTOM DEPOSITS: Estimate the percent of the stream bottom covered by:
     % Sewage Sludge
     % Lime Sludge
     % Iron Precipitates

     % Covered by Algae
     % of Total that is Close Growing
     % of Total that is Filamentous (strands longer than 2 inches)


WATER ODOR: If any odor is present, please describe

OTHER COMMENTS: Presence of drainpipes, ditches and other water conveyances, their location and any impact they may be having on the stream. Any other observations you think are important.


Water Quality Index
Rank Your Data QualityGood Better Best
Air Temperature (0C)
Water Temperature (0C)
Dissolved Oxygen (DO)(mg/L)
% Saturation Dissolved Oxygen (DO)(mg/L)
Fecal Coliform (# of Colonies/100L)
Biochemical Oxygen Demand
Temperature Change
Total Phosphates (mg/L)
Total Nitrates (mg/L)
Turbidity (JTU'S)
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)(mg/L)
Water Quality Index
Flow Rate
Cross Sectional Area
Corrected Average Stream Velocity
Stream Discharge (CFS)
Biologic Inventory
Very Sensitive to Pollution
Stone Fly
May Fly
Riffle Beetle
Water Penny
Gilled Snail
Dobson Fly
Somewhat Sensitive to Pollution
Cray Fish
Crane Fly
Aquatic Beetle
Watersnipe Fly
Not Sensitive to Pollution
Aquatic Worm
Midge Fly
Lunged Snail
Black Fly
Macrobenthic Total Count

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