Data and research needs for the Monday Creek Restoration Project are met by various project partners, including Ohio University’s Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development (ILGARD), which has contributed a variety of technical expertise and assistance, including the development and management of a geographic information system (GIS) database.
There are a wide variety of uses for the Monday Creek GIS, including mapping of the largest sources of contamination, land use assessment, and floodplain management, among others. The GIS is maintained in an ARC/Info software environment, where a variety of selectable layers can be portrayed on a map, including:
- County Boundaries
- Forests (State and Federally owned)
- Place Names
- Railroad Lines
- Roads (US, State, and County, Township, Local)
- Streams and Lakes
- Surface Mines
- Township Lines
- Underground Mine Entrances
- Underground Mine Area
- USGS Quad Sheet Boundaries
- Watershed Outline
- GIS Development and Maintenance
The Monday Creek Water Quality Specialist and staff work together to collect long and short-term water quality data, as well as biological and chemical measurements for sampling sites within the Monday Creek Watershed. This data can be viewed online at www.watersheddata.com. Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for the watershed data website.