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Great Lakes Observing System
GLRI Tributary Monitoring Project
Introduction & Overview
Purpose
•Support ecosystem restoration / protection
in 5 pilot tributaries
–Support BUI delisting
–Measure restoration progress
–Inform decision-making
GLRI Tributary
Monitoring:
Locations
Remote Sensing
St. Louis Estuary
Saginaw Bay
Lower Green Bay/
Fox River
Maumee
River
Rochester
Embayment
GLRI Tributary
Monitoring: The Team
Remote Sensing
St. Louis Estuary
Saginaw Bay
Lower Green Bay/
Fox River
In Ann Arbor…
Project Management
and Outreach
Maumee
River
Rochester
Embayment
Goals
Goal 1: Expand, enhance, and coordinate the Great Lakes
network of monitoring and observing systems to provide a
comprehensive assessment of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Goal 2: Improve the interoperability of Great Lakes data for
scalable reporting on the status of beneficial uses and
enhanced understanding of the sources and impacts of
environmental stressors using recognized, international
standards.
Goal 3: Engage resource managers in each tributary to
ensure that data collected and information provided
addresses management needs, with a focus on the near
shore.
Opportunities
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Project Advisory Committees
Needs Assessment
Opportunities for Coordination
Opportunities for Complementary Projects
Location
St. Louis
River/Estuary
Platforms
Shore-based monitoring
stations (3)
Green Bay
AUV missions
Saginaw Bay
Buoy (1)
AUV missions
Maumee River
BathyBoat-Autonomous
survey vessel
Moored station (1)
Field data
Genesee/
Rochester
Shore based (hut/pump)
system (1)
Buoy (1)
AUV missions
All Locations
Remote sensing
Observations
Currents, turbidity, temperature, and fluorometric measurements will allow assessment
concentrations of cyanobacteria, CDOM (Colored Dissolved Organic Matter) and
Chlorophyll-A.
Mapping wide spread hypoxic conditions including parameters such as phosphate, oxygen,
turbidity, thermal structure, and currents
Nutrients, carbon, persistent toxics (PCBs)
Benthic habitat and algal growth, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, conductivity,
Chlorophyll-A, CDOM and phycocyanin. Spatial surveys for source contributions, fate and
transport of benthic muck using side-scan sonar and underwater video. Mapping water
quality and water chemistry, producing full three-dimensional maps of the physical,
chemical and biological structure of the Bay waters.
Larval fish counts and sizes using fishery acoustics.
Continuous real-time observations of dissolved reactive phosphorus concentrations, light
intensity, turbidity, chlorophyll, phycocyanin, CDOM, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and
conductivity.
Along with conductivity, temp, depth (CTD) profiles at each sample site, field samples will
be analyzed for TP, SRP, TSS, chlorophyll, phycocyanin, dissolved organic carbon,
Microcystis abundance, and microcystin concentration.
Basic water quality parameters and real time phosphate and nitrate sensors.
Thermistor string, along with epilimnetic sensors for conductivity, turbidity, and
chlorophyll, meteorological data, monitor the movement of water, surface water plume
and the resulting plunging of the Genesee River.
Map the outflow of the river in regards to the spring thermal bar and the resulting spread
of the plume, monitor for Cladophora distribution.
Surface water temperature maps, sediment plume maps, lake bottom maps, shoreline
land cover maps, synoptic maps of lake chlorophyll (chl), dissolved organic carbon (doc),
suspended sediment (sm) values offshore of the AOCs, monthly average of optical
attenuation, weekly ice cover maps, daily surface wind speeds, and mapping of harmful
algae blooms (HABs).
Questions?
Dr. Jennifer Read
Executive Director
734-332-6101
[email protected]
Kelli Paige
Program Coordinator
734-332-6113
[email protected]
www.glos.us

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