Water Monitoring Reports and Publications
The Water Monitoring Program collects and interprets physical, chemical, and biological data from State waters. One of the major functions of this program is to support designated use assessments, as required under the Federal Clean Water Act, and this is communicated through the Integrated Water Quality Report. Another key role is to provide summary information of important program elements for use by DEEP and the public.
Annual Program Summary Report:
The following is a list of technical reports and publications produced in relation to the DEEP Water Monitoring Program. Documents are listed in order of publication.
- Bellucci, C.J., Becker, M.E., Czarnowski, M., Fitting, C. 2020. A novel method to evaluate stream connectivity using trail cameras. River Research and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3689
- Becker, M., Becker T., Bellucci C. 2018. Diatom tolerance metrics to identify total phosphorus as candidate cause of aquatic life impairment in Connecticut, USA freshwater streams. Ecol. Indic. 93, 638 – 646. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.05.046
- Barclay, J.R., Tripp, H., Bellucci, C.J., Warner, G. 2016. Do Water Quality Classifications Predict Water Quality? Journal of Environmental Management. 183:1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.071
- Becker, M. 2014. Interim Phosphorus Reduction Strategy for Connecticut Freshwater Non-Tidal Waste-Receiving Rivers and Streams Technical Support Document. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT.
- Beauchene, M, Becker, M, Bellucci, C, Hagstrom, N, Kanno, Y. 2014. Summer Thermal Thresholds of Fish Community Transitions in Connecticut Streams, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 34:1, 119-131. https://doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2013.855280
- Bellucci, C.J., ME Becker, M Beauchene, L. Dunbar. 2013. Classifying the health of Connecticut streams using benthic macroinvertebrates with implications for water management. Environmental Management 51:1274-1283 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-013-0033-9
- Smucker, N.J., Becker, M., Detenbeck, N.E., Morrison, A.C., 2013. Using algal metrics and biomass to evaluate multiple ways of defining concentration-based nutrient criteria in streams and their ecological relevance. Ecol. Indic. 32, 51–61 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.03.018
- Stamp, J., Gerritsen J. 2013. A biological condition gradient assessment model for stream fish communities of Connecticut-Final Report. Report prepared for US EPA Office of Science and Technology and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. TetraTech, Maryland
- Bellucci, C.J., Becker, M., Beauchene, M. 2011. Effects of small dams on aquatic biota in two Connecticut streams. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Hartford, CT.
- Bellucci, C.J., Becker, M., Beauchene, M. 2011. Characteristics of macroinvertebrate and fish communities from 30 least disturbed small streams in Connecticut. Northeastern Naturalist 18:411-444
- Bellucci C.J., G Hoffman, and S Cormier. 2010. An Iterative Approach for Identifying the Causes of Reduced Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in the Willimantic River, Connecticut. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Cincinnati, OH. EPA/600/R-08/144
- Arnold, C., Bellucci, C.J., Collins, K., Claytor, R. 2010. Responding to the first impervious cover-based TMDL in the Nation. Watershed Science Bulletin 1: 11-18.
- Kanno Y, Vokoun JC, Beauchene M. 2009. Development of dual fish multimetric indices of biological condition for streams with characteristic thermal gradients and low species richness. Ecol Indic 10:565–571 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.09.004
- Bellucci, C, Beauchene, M, Becker, M. 2009 Physical, Chemical, and Biological Attributes of Least Disturbed Watersheds in Connecticut
- Bellucci, C.J., M. Beauchene, and M. Becker. 2008. Streams of Hope: Characterizing the Biological Potential of Moderately Urbanized Connecticut Streams. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT.
- Bellucci, C, Beauchene, M., Becker, M. 2008. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Attributes of Moderately Developed Watersheds within Connecticut. Project Summary Report
- Gerritsen J, Jessup B. 2007. Calibration of the biological condition gradient for high gradient streams of Connecticut. Report prepared for US EPA Office of Science and Technology and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. TetraTech, Maryland
- Bellucci C. 2007. Stormwater and aquatic life: making the connection between impervious cover and aquatic life impairments. In:Water Environment Federation, TMDL 2007 Conference Proceedings, 24–27 June, Bellevue. pp. 1003–1018.
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