Coordinated Monitoring of Surface Water Quality
The coordination of monitoring resources throughout the State increases the efficiency of surface water data collection and analysis by the SWQM Program and participating programs—the Clean Rivers Program, state and federal agencies, municipalities, and others. Coordinated statewide monitoring reduces the duplication of effort and improves spatial coverage of monitoring sites and consistency of parametric coverage.
Several tools are provided below to assist you with planning and scheduling monitoring activities within the network.
All documents below are unless otherwise noted.
Planning and development of the coordinated monitoring schedule (CMS) takes place in January through May of the preceding fiscal year. The schedule is continually updated during the annual planning process with a final version available on September 1 of each
fiscal year (FY = Sept. 1 thru Aug. 31).
- Coordinated Monitoring Schedule
The most recent information on all surface water monitoring being conducted by the TCEQ or under TCEQ contract. Continually updated during the planning period for coordinated monitoring planning.
- Instructions for Completing the Coordinated Monitoring Schedule (February 2012)
Resources for TCEQ Region Staff
- Developing Regional and Basin Monitoring Schedules for FY 2014 (February 2013)
- TCEQ Regional Water Monitoring Strategy FY 2014 for Metals and Organics in Water, Sediment and Fish Tissue Monitoring (February 2013)