The need for new and updated scientific information on Californian streams and rivers is continuous. As a result, instream flow studies may be conducted throughout the state by multiple agencies, consultants, or other organizations at any given time. To support the production of complete, consistent, and defensible data, the CDFW Instream Flow Program developed a Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) Program for instream flow assessments, in coordination with the Quality Assurance Research Group at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. The QA/QC Program is developing standardized data collection procedures, equipment checklists, and additional technical guidance documents and templates for study plans and reports.
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