Connecticut’s Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers (RBV) Story Map

Connecticut’s Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers (RBV) Story Map


The Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers (RBV) Story Map is a compilation of story maps related to the RBV program with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  This story map offers multiple, “sub” story maps overviewing the program. There is a map depicting past volunteer monitoring locations and results, a map designed to help volunteers prioritize future monitoring locations, a map of where the program taxa have been found in CT according to all available records (including non-volunteer data), and finally a map of where active local programs are located so new individuals can join the program and become volunteer water monitors.


The primary map audience includes participants in local RBV programs in Connecticut, including local program coordinators, volunteers, and their partners (e.g. land owners, schools, partner volunteer groups, etc.).  Secondary audience is anyone interested in learning about water quality in Connecticut.


Esri ArcGIS (ArcMap 10.2.2), ArcGIS Online, Story Maps

Key People:

Meghan Lally, Kristina Kelly


Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Water Monitoring Program

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About the author

Amanda Murby

Amanda is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. She is involved in several collaborative research projects focused on monitoring toxic cyanobacteria in water, air and within food webs. More info