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Surface Water Quality Monitoring Procedures

Methods for collecting and analyzing biological community and habitat data and physical and chemical monitoring methods for water, sediment, and tissue

All documents on this page are provided in PDF.


Updates to the SWQM Procedures manual

Volume 1

SWQM Procedures, Volume 1:

Physical and Chemical Monitoring Methods for Water, Sediment, and Tissue (RG-415) (August 2012)

yellow triangle Interim Guidance for Routine Surface Water Quality Monitoring During Extended Drought

Guidance to ensure continuity of statewide routine SWQM activities during extended periods of drought.

Volume 2

SWQM Procedures, Volume 2:

Methods for Collecting and Analyzing Biological Assemblage and Habitat Data (RG-416) (May 2014)

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For more information, please e-mail and put “SWQM Procedures Manual” in the subject line. Or send a letter to the SWQM Program, TCEQ, MC-234, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087.