Adopt-A-Stream's manuals dive deeper into the science behind different monitoring types and provide more information about the "how's" and "why's" of monitoring. They are great supplementary resources for volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more about Georgia's aquatic ecology.
Thedescribes Georgia's watershed ecology, land use and water quality, and provides information on conducting a watershed survey and map assessment.
Theprovides background information on the visual components of river and stream health, including the importance of physical parameters such as flow and sediment size.
Theprovides supplemental information on chemical parameters, state standards, as well as macroinvertebrate life history and its relation to water quality.
Thedescribes bacteria, E. coli, and why E.coli monitoring is important for water quality and human health.
Theprovides an introduction to amphibians, amphibian life history, as well as a guide to Georgia salamander and frog identification.
Thedescribes the different types of wetland habitat, as well as instructions for conducting visual soil, vegetation and hydrological surveys.
Manuals in Spanish
Theis the Getting to Know Your Watershed Manual, translated to Spanish.
Theis the Visual Stream Survey Manual, translated to Spanish.
Theis the Chemical and Biological Monitoring Manual, translated to Spanish.