MiCorps Publications

MiCorps Annual Report (2012-2013)

MiCorps Annual Report (2011-2012)

MiCorps Annual Report (2010-2011)

MiCorps Annual Report (2009-2010)

MiCorps 5-year Report (2004-2009)

The MiCorps Monitor

The MiCorps Brochure

Importance of Quality Assurance Planning for Long-Term Monitoring Programs, Jo Latimore and Ric Lawson, Water Resources IMPACT, September 2007.

Predicting Lake Trophic State by Relating Secchi-Disk Transparency Measurements to Landsat-Satellite Imagery for Michigan Inland Lakes, 2003-05 and 2007-08, by L.M. Fuller, R.S. Jodoin, and R.J. Minnerick, U.S. Geological Survey, 2011. See MiCorps volunteer monitoring data being used as part of a major research study! The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is cooperating with MiCorps’ Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to use satellite remote sensing data to predict water quality in inland lakes across Michigan. By relating the satellite data to real data collected by MiCorps volunteers and professional limnologists, USGS can predict water quality in lakes for which little information is available. You can see the current results of this ongoing project online – including an interactive lake quality mapping tool: http://mi.water.usgs.gov/projects/RemoteSensing/index.html

Monitoring and Predicting Concentrations of Cyanobacterial Toxins in Michigan Lakes, by O. Sarnelle and H. Wandell from Michigan State University. This is the final project report on MiCorps’ Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) “Harmful Algae” study. Many CLMP volunteers contributed to this project by collecting extra water samples from their lakes in 2006.



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