Hawaii's Watersheds Database
FRESH WATER FIELD DATA ENTRY SHEETS

School Volunteer Water Quality
Monitoring of Hawaiian Watersheds

Instructions
This form is to be printed & taken with you in the field to record your data.

http://www.hawaii.edu/environment


Investigators

Investigating Student(s):

Investigating Instructor:

School:


Time of Observation

Year______ Month _______ Day ______ Hour______


Site Location

Island: Oahu Kauai Molokai Maui Hawaii (Big Island)

Watershed name:

General site: River Stream Canal Feeder stream Culvert Storm Drain Estuary Ocean

Name of site:

Nearest intersection: Street 1: Street 2:
Distance in meters to nearest intersection:

Latitude: °'.''
Longitude: ° '.''

Description of site:


Survey Conditions

Weather

General: Sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain

Air temperature:°C. Wind direction:°.

Wind speed, Miles Per Hour: 0 10 20 30 40

Miles/hour determination Estimated Measured Weather report

Water temperature at site: °C.
Water temperature 50 m upstream: °C.
Approximate amount of rain in the last 48 hours: cm.


Local Land Use

Usage: Urban Suburban Agricultural Grassland Forest Other

Further description of usage:


Survey Area

Survey reach length:m. Stream shading:%.

Channelized: Yes No

Dam upstream: Yes No
If dam,meters upstream.

Stream bank vegetation:

% Cover

Vegetative height (cm)

Description

Barren/Exposed Dirt

Grasses

Herbaceous

Brush

Deciduous

Conifer

Other

Av. stream width: m. Av. stream depth:m.
Surface velocity:m/s. Flow: cubic m/s.
Bankfull height:m. Bankfull width:m.
Channel slope:m/1000m. Channel x-section:m squared.

Shape: Rectangular V-shaped U-shaped Other
Describe if other,

Bank slope: steep moderate slight

Bed slope: steep moderate slight

Bank stability: Stable Slightly eroded Moderately eroded Severely eroded

Bank material:

Undercut banks: Yes No


Habitat type & % stable:
%.

High water depth: m. Sediment: %. Embeddedness: %.

Inorganics % in sampling area

Organics % in sampling area

 

Boulders

Muck-Mud

Rubble

Pulpy Peat

Gravel

Fibrous Peat

Sand

Detritus

Silt

Logs, Limbs

Clay

 

100%

100%


Site substrate composition: % inorganic. % organic.

Water Quality

Dissolved Oxygen: ppm. Temperature:°C.
Dissolved oxygen saturation:%. pH:
Total phosphates:ppm. Nitrites:ppm.
Nitrates:ppm. Ammonia:ppm.
Turbidity:. Unit of turbidity:. Total solids:ppm.

Turbidity: Clear Slight Turbid

Surface oils: None Some Lots

Water odors: Normal Sewage Petroleum Chemical Other
If other, .

Undersides of imbedded rock rubble black: Yes No
(Indication of available oxygen.)


Aquatic Species Groups

 

Native Species Group One

#/m squared

Awaous stamineus

'O'opu nakea

Goby

Lentipes concolor

'O'opu alamo'o

Goby

Sicyopterus stimpsoni

'O'opu nopili

Goby

Native Species Group Two

#/m squared

Eleotris sandwichensis

'O'opu okuhe

Eleotrid

'O'opu akupa

'O'opu oau

'O'opu owau

Kuhlia sandvicencis

Aholehole

Kuhliid

Machrobrachium grandimanus

'Opae'oeha'a

Prawn

Mugil cephalus

'Ama'ama

Mullet

Neritina granosa

Hiwiwai

Snail

Stenogobius genivittatus

'O'opu naniha

Goby

Theodoxus cariosus

Pipiwai

Snail

Introduced Species (Fish)

#/m squared

 

 

 

 

Ancistris spp.

Armored catfish

 

 

 

 

Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum

Convict chiclid

 

 

 

 

Clarius fuscus

Chinese catfish

Gambusia affinis

Mosquito fish

Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

Dojo loach

 

 

 

 

Poecillia spp.

Guppy

 

 

 

 

Xiphophorus spp.

Swordtail

 

 

 

 

Endemic invertebrates (non insect)

#/m squared

Atyoida bisulcata

Opae kala'ole

Shrimp

Neritina granosa

Hihiwai

Limpet-Like Snail

Neritina vespertina

Hapawai

Introduced Invertebrates (non-insect)

#/m squared

Procambarus clarkii

Crayfish

Macrobrachium lar

Tahitian prawn

Macrobrachium rosengergii

Maylasian prawn

Corbicus fluminea

Clam

Oligochaetes

Aquatic segmented worm

Aquarium snails


Changes since last observed Yes No
Last date and changes

Investigator influence Yes No
Type of influence

Pollution evidence Yes No
Specific evidence

Source of Pollution


Original form created by: Tom Speitel, Barry Brennan, Eric Capers & Malie Beach

Last update: Nov. 11, 1998, (T. Speitel)