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Quality Assurance/Quality Control - SWAMP Comparability
What is SWAMP Comparability?
- SWAMP quality control (QC) requirements
- SWAMP holding time requirements
- Standard Operating Procedures for Collecting Benthic Macroinvertebrate Samples and Associated Physical and Chemical Data for Ambient Bioassessments in California
- Standard Operating Procedures for Collecting Stream Algae Samples and Associated Physical Habitat and Chemical Data for Ambient Bioassessments in California
- Standard Operating Procedures for Laboratory Processing and Identification of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in California
- California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) data submittal requirements
When a project meets the requirements specified in the SWAMP Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPrP) (specifically laboratory and field quality control, frequency of analysis, measurement quality objectives [MQOs], and holding times) and related documents (such as the SOPs listed below), it is deemed SWAMP-comparable.
Meeting a requirement to collect "SWAMP comparable" results requires adherence to:
Projects must include applicable requirements in the planning and execution of data collection activities. For example, activities such as field sample collection, field data collection, and sample analysis. Please note: there are no requirements for laboratory selection, reporting limits, parameters not covered by the SWAMP Quality Control and Sample Handling Tables, or further requirements for sample collection.
What is SWAMP?
The Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) is tasked with assessing water quality in all of California’s surface waters. The program conducts monitoring directly and through collaborative partnerships; and provides numerous information products, all designed to support water resource management in California.
Questions? Please contact:
State Board QA Officer
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