Citizen Stream Monitoring Program (CSMP) Publications
Annual reports provide background information on the program, summarize data collected by volunteers, and discuss future directions for the program.
- 2010 Report on the Water Quality of Minnesota Streams
- 2009 Report on the Water Quality of Minnesota Streams
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency thanks the Citizen Stream-Monitoring Program volunteers for their efforts in collecting water-quality data. As pioneer participants of this new program, their commitment and dedication to stream monitoring and protection are greatly appreciated.
Online CSMP Individual Site Reports (ISRs) are updated on an annual basis. A text or map-based search tool generates ISRs that provide in-depth results from a specific CSMP site for the most recent monitoring season. Each report includes a data summary table and charts for the year, water quality assessment information for the stream segment if available, statistical trend analysis results for each site and its watershed, and a watershed land use map.
Secchi transparency trends for lakes and streams. See summaries for the latest statistical analyses conducted on lake and stream Secchi transparency data to see if conditions are significantly changing over time
- Guide to Interpreting Transparency Readings
This document breaks transparency readings into four categories from ‘Poor’ to ‘Excellent’ as a benchmark for comparison of Citizen Stream-Monitoring Program transparency readings.
- Search CSMP Data.
All data available for a site can be viewed by typing in the CSMP Site Number in an easy search form.
- CSMP Statewide Annual Reports summarize data collected from all sites for a given year.
Transparency Times is the combined electronic newsletter for the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP) and the Citizen Stream Monitoring Program (CSMP). This newsletter is distributed electronically, but printed copies can be provided to volunteers who are unable to receive electronic communications.
- September 2013 Inside: Time to submit your 2013 Lake and Stream Secchi transparency data; Citizen Monitoring Programs welcome Shannon Martin to the team!; Citizen monitoring web page gets new look; National Volunteer Water-Quality Monitoring Program Map and Directory; Lake ice data is valuable information; Study confirms high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota; Mississippi River first large river monitored by MPCA
- June 2013 Inside: "Thank You" from the MPCA commissioner; 2012 reports available online; MPCA water quality field work begins; "All they talk about is the weather..."; Secchi Dip-In coming up; Citizen Lake Monitoring News; Citizen Stream Monitoring News
- Volunteer Surface Water Monitoring Guide
- MPCA River Nutrient Study Report
- View CSMP Training Videos
- “Reflections” Volunteer Recognition Yearbook is the annual recognition yearbook for the CLMP and the CSMP, giving MPCA the chance to recognize and thank our long-term volunteers for their continuing commitment to water quality.
If you have questions about CSMP or would like to receive a printed copy of any of the above publications, contact:
Environmental Outcomes Division, Rivers and Streams Monitoring Unit
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road N
St. Paul, MN 55155