Document Library

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TitleYearAuthor(s)Categories
Ecological Drought in the Northeast United States2016USGSUSGS Report
IRWA 2015 Annual Report2016
IRWA Strategic Plan 2016-20202016
Ipswich Watershed Resource Assessment2016MA Department of Environmental Protection
IRWA 2014 Annual Report2015Organizational Docs
Herring Count Volunteer Monitoring Program: 2014 Annual Results Report2014O'Donnell, R.
Enhancing Sustainable Communities With Green Infrastructure2014US Environmental Protection Agency
Coastal Stormwater Management Through Green Infrastructure: A Handbook for Municipalities2014US Environmental Protection Agency
Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure2014US Environmental Protection Agency
IRWA 2013 Annual Report2014Organizational Docs
Ipswich Mills Dam Partial Feasibility Study2014Horsley Witten Group; GEI Consultants; Clean Soils Environmental
PIE-Rivers Stream Continuity Survey - Final Report2014Kelder, B.
Case Studies Analyzing the Economic Benefits of Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Programs2013US Environmental Protection Agency
Ecological Monitoring Following the Removal of the Curtis Pond Dam, Middleton, Massachusetts2013Kelder, B.; MacDougall, J.Habitat Restoration; Dam Removal; Monitoring; IRWA Report
2013 Water Quality Monitoring Report2013O'Donnell, R.
IRWA 2012 Annual Report2013Organizational Docs
Banking on Green: A Look at How Green Infrastructure Can Save Municipalities Money and Provide Economic Benefits Community-Wide2012American Rivers; Water Environment Federation; American Society of Landscape Architects; ECONorthwest
2011 Water Quality Monitoring Report2012
Streamflow Depletion by Wells: Understanding and Managing the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow2012Barlow, P.; Leake, S.USGS Report; Streamflow; groundwater
Newsletter: 2012 #3 - Fall2012Outreach
IRWA 2011 Annual Report2012Organizational Docs
Fact Sheet: Greenscapes at Riverbend2012Greenscapes, Riverbend
2009 Site Data2012O'Donnell, R.IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Riverwatch Volunteer Monitoring Manual2012IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality, Streamflow
Press Release: Unsafe and Unsustainable2012Water Management; Policy
Newsletter: 2012 #1 - Spring2012Outreach
2010 Site Data2012O'Donnell, R.IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
2009 Monitoring Report2012O'Donnell, R.IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Newsletter: 2012 #2 - Summer2012Outreach
Press Release: Boston Brook Restoration Underway2012Press
Press Release: Mackin to Retire from Ipswich River Watershed Association2012Press
2010 Monitoring Report2012O'Donnell, R.IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Post-Implementation Ecological Monitoring Plan for the Curtis Pond Dam Removal, Middleton,2012Kelder, B.; MacDougall, J.Habitat Restoration; Dam Removal; Monitoring; IRWA Report
South Middleton Cost Refinements for Dam Removal and Fire Suppression Alternative2011Inter-Fluve, Inc.Fish; Habitat; Restoration; Dam Removal
Forging the Link: Linking the Economic Benefits of Low Impact Development and Community Decisions2011University of NH Stormwater Center
Massachusetts River and Stream Crossing Standards2011Umass; TNC; MA DER; American RiversFish; Habitat; Restoration
Newsletter: 2011 #1 - Spring2011Outreach
Newsletter: 2011 #2 - Summer2011Outreach
Newsletter: 2011 #3 - Fall2011Outreach
Newsletter: 2011 #4 - Winter2011Outreach
IRWA 2011 Annual Report 2011Organizational Docs
An Assessment of River Herring Stocks in Massachusetts2011Nelson, G.; Brady, P.; Sheppard, J.; Armstrong, M.
Press Release: Ipswich River Watershed Association Receives EPA Merit Award2011Press
Herring Count Summary Report: 1999-2011 2011O'Donnell, R.IRWA Report; Fish; Monitoring
Factors influencing riverine fish assemblages in Massachusetts2011Armstrong, D.S.; Richards, T.A.; Levin, S.B.
Elevation of the March–April 2010 Flood High Water in Selected River Reaches in Central and Eastern Massachusetts2011Zarriello, P.; Bent, G.
Managing the Great Marsh ACEC - Next Steps?2011Horsley Witten Group
South Middleton Dam Partial Feasibility Study: Phase I Technical Memorandum2010Inter-Fluve, Inc.Fish; Habitat; Restoration; Dam Removal
The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing its Economic, Environmental, and Social Benefits2010Center for Neighborhood Technology; American Rivers
Curtis Pond Dam Wildlife Habitat Evaluation2010Ellsworth, J.; MacDougall, J.Fish; Restoration; Water Quality; Habitat
Final Curtis Pond Dam Removal Feasibility Study2010Kleinfelder; Pare; IRWAFish; Habitat; Restoration
Newsletter: 2010 #1 - Spring2010Outreach
Press Release: Ipswich River Watchdogs Announce River Restoration Partnership2010Press
RiverWatch Monitoring Report 20082010IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Newsletter: 2010 #4 - Winter2010Outreach
Press Release: Town of Danvers to Remove Curtis Pond2010Press
The Massachusetts Sustainable-Yield Estimator2010Archfield, S.; Vogel, R.; Steeves, P.; Brandt, S.; Weiskel, P.; Garabedian, S.
Effects of Low-Impact-Development (LID) Practices on Streamflow, Runoff Quantity, and Runoff Quality in the Ipswich River Basin, Massachusetts2010Zimmerman, M.; Waldron, M.; Barbaro, J.; Sorenson, J.
IRWA Strategic Plan 2010-20152010Organizational Docs
IRWA 2010 Annual Report 2010Organizational Docs
Preliminary Assessment of Factors Influencing Riverine Fish Communities in Massachusetts2010Armstrong, D.; Richards, T.; Brandt, S.L
Development of Target Fish Community Models for Massachusetts Mainstem Rivers2009Kashiwagi, M; Richards, T.
IRWA 2009 Annual Report 2009Organizational Docs
Press Release: Sixteen North Shore Communities participate in Greenscapes Program2009Press
Newsletter: 2009 #1 - Summer2009Outreach
Newsletter: 2009 #3 - Winter2009Outreach
Newsletter: 2009 #2 - Fall2009Outreach
IRWA 2009 IRS Form 9902009Organizational Docs
IRWA 2008 Annual Report 2008Organizational Docs
IRWA 2008 IRS Form 990 2008Organizational Docs
Newsletter: 2008 #2 - Summer/Fall2008Outreach
Newsletter: 2008 #3 - Winter2008Outreach
Article: Legal bills pile up as Hamilton appeals water restrictions2008Landwehr, S. Press Coverage
Fact Sheet: Herring Count Results (1999-2007)2008Monitoring
Newsletter: 2008 #1 - Spring2008Outreach
RiverWatch Monitoring Report 20072008IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
RiverWatch Site Data 20072008IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Reducing Stormwater Costs Through LID Practices2007US Environmental Protection Agency
Stream Barrier Removal Monitoring Guide2007Collins, M.; Lucey,K.; Lambert, B.; Kachmar, J.; Turek, J.; Hutchins, E.; Purinton, T.; Neils, D.Fish; Habitat; Restoration; Dam Removal
Newsletter: 2007 #1 - Spring2007Outreach
RiverWatch 10-Year Summar Report: 1997-20062007IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Newsletter: 2007 #2 - Summer/Fall2007Outreach
Newsletter: 2007 #3 - Winter2007Outreach
Fact sheet: Letting Nature Run It's Course: A Case for Natural Stream Flow2007Streamflow
Press Release: Cleaning up Polluted Runoff in Farley Brook2007Press
Press Release: Superior Court rules for Ipswich River, denies Hamilton claims in water case2007Press
IRWA 2007 Annual Report 2007Organizational Docs
RiverWatch Site Data 20032007IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
RiverWatch Site Data 20042007IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
RiverWatch Site Data 20052007IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
RiverWatch Site Data 20062007IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Balancing the Water Budget in Ipswich, Massachusetts: Model Financing Mechanisms for Integrated Water Resources Management2007Ipswich River Watershed AssociationIRWA Report; Streamflow; IRWM; Water Management
Press Release: Ipswich River Watershed Association Chosen for 2007 Catalogue for Philanthropy2007Press
Press Release: Ipswich River Advocate Receives National Award2007Press
Feasibility Study for Willowdale Dam Fish Passage Project2006Allen, G.; Cook, T.; Olken, N.Fish; Habitat; Restoration
Water-Wise Communities: a Handbook for Municipal Managers in the ipswich River Watershed2006Levin, E. IRWA Report; Water Conservation
Press Release: Ipswich River Water Withdrawal Appeals Settled2006Press
Press Release: Fisheries Restoration at the Willowdale Dam: A Public Discussion2006Press
Press Release: Despite Floods of Spring, Ipswich River is Now Too Low2006Press
State of the Ipswich River 20062006IRWA Report; Water Quality; Streamflow; Restoration; Fish
Press Release: Announcing Greenscapes North Shore2006Press
Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) spawning habitat on the Gulf of Maine coast of Massachusetts2006Chase, B.MA DMF Report
Analysis of Water Offset Programs for Implementation in the Ipswich River Watershed, Massachusetts2006Anderson, K.Yale Report; IWRM; Water Management
Press Release: Update on Ipswich River Flows2006Press
IRWA 2006 Annual Report 2006Organizational Docs
Press Release: Ipswich River Watershed Association Assists Towns with Water Conservation and Stormwater Management2006Press
Newsletter: 2006 #3 - Winter2006Outreach
Newsletter: 2006 #2 - Fall2006Outreach
Newsletter: 2006 #1 - Summer2006Outreach
Quality Assurance Project Plant (QAPP) for RiverWatch Volunteer Monitoring2006Esten, M.; Mackin, K.; Darling, J.IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality, Streamflow
Press Release: Watershed Ruling Supports Water Withdrawal Permits2006Press
Ipswich and Shawsheen River Watersheds 2005 Fish Population Monitoring and Assessment2006Maietta, R.DEP Report; Fish; Monitoring
Press Release: Watershed Association Announces New Home2006Press
Press Release: Ipswich River Stops Flowing . . . Again2005Press
Monitoring Report 2002 - RiverWatch, Benthic Macroinvertebrate, Herring Count2005Morrison, J.; Morkeski, K. IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow; Fish; Invertebrates
Newsletter: 2005 #1 - Spring2005Outreach
Newsletter: 2005 #2 - Summer2005Outreach
Press Release: A New Era of Restoration for the Ipswich River2005Press
IRWA 2005 Annual Report 2005Organizational Docs
Newsletter: 2004 #2 - Summer2004Outreach
IRWA 2004 Annual Report 2004Organizational Docs
Ipswich River Water Quality Assessment Report 20002004DEP Report; Water Quality
Newsletter: 2004 #4 - Winter2004Outreach
Newsletter: 2004 #3 - Fall2004Outreach
Ipswich River Watershed Action Plan2003Horsley & Witten, Inc.Monitoring; Restoration; Water Conservation; Streamflow; Fish; Water Quality
IRWA 2003 Annual Report2003Organizational Docs
Newsletter: 2003 #2 - Summer2003Outreach
Ipswich River Regional Water Conservation Plan2003IRWA Report
State of the Ipswich River 20032003Bowling, A.; Mackin, K.IRWA Report; Water Quality; Streamflow; Restoration; Fish
The Technology Acceptance Reciprocity Partnership protocol for Stormwater Best Management Practices2003DEP Report; Stormwater; Technical Guidance
Newsletter: 2003 #3 - Fall2003Outreach
Status of River Herring on the North Shore of Massachusetts2003Purinton, T.; Doyle, F.; Stevenson, R.MA Audubon Report; Fish; Monitoring
Newsletter: 2003 #4 - Winter2003Outreach
Newsletter: 2003 #1 - Spring2003Outreach
America's Most Endangered Rivers of 20032003American Rivers Report
A Multivariate Regression analysis of Dissolved Oxygen in the Ipswich River Mainstem2002Lantagne, D. S.
Danvers Middleton Source Water Protection Project2002Bowling, A.IRWA Report; Water Management
Ipswich River Basin Water Conservation Report Card2002Mackin, K.; Wagner, L.IRWA Report; MassAudubon; Water Conservation
Value of Water Survey2002IRWA Report; Water Conservation
Simulation of Reservoir Storage and Firm Yields of Three Surface-Water Supplies, Ipswich River Basin, Massachusetts2002Zarriello, P.USGS Report; Water Supply; Water Management
Herring Count Report 20012002Bowling, A.; Morkeski, K.IRWA Report; Fish; Monitoring
Ipswich River Fisheries Current Status and Restoration Approach2002IRWA Report; Fish; Restoration; Monitoring
Assessment of Habitat, Fish Communities, and Streamflow Requirements for Habitat Protection, Ipswich River, Massachusetts, 1998-992001Armstrong, D.; Richards, T.; Parker, G.
RiverWatch Monitoring Report 20002001Morkeski, K.; Lantagne, D.IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Ipswich River Target Fish Community2001
A Precipitation-Runoff Model for Analysis of the Effects of Water Withdrawals on Streamflow, Ipswich River Basin, Massachusetts2000Zarriello, P.; Ries, K.USGS Report; Water Supply; Streamflow; Water Management
RiverWatch Monitoring Report 19992000IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
Herring Count Report 20002000IRWA Report; Fish; Monitoring
Herring Count Report 19991999IRWA Report; Fish; Monitoring
How Animal Wastes Pollute Water and What You Can Do About It: Fecal Coliform Data Report1998IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality
RiverWatch Monitoring Report 1998 1998IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
RiverWatch Monitoring Report 1997 1998IRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality; Streamflow
1997 Low Flow/No Flow Study1997IRWA Report; Monitoring; Streamflow
Riverbend Informational BrochureRiverbend
Fact Sheet: Water Efficient Fixtures and AppliancesRiverbend; Keeping Water Local Demonstration; LID
Greenscapes GuideGreenscapes; Landscaping; Water Conservation
Fact Sheet: Rain GardensLandscaping; LID; Water Conservation
Fact Sheet: Green RoofLID;
Riverwatch Monitoring Site ListIRWA Report; Monitoring; Water Quality, Streamflow
Fact Sheet: Ipswich River for Kids!River Facts
Fact Sheet: Ipswich River For Kids - ExtendedRiver Facts
Riverbend MapRiverbend; Recreation
Fact Sheet: Greywater and Wastewater AlternativesRiverbend; Keeping Water Local Demonstration; LID
Fact Sheet: High Efficiency ToiletsRiverbend; Keeping Water Local Demonstration; LID
Fact Sheet: Rainwater HarvestingRiverbend; Keeping Water Local Demonstration; LID
Green Roof Case StudyDCR; IRWA Report; LID; Water Conservation
Fact Sheet: Green Roof at RiverbendRiverbend; Keeping Water Local Demonstration; LID
Fact Sheet: Permeable PavingRiverbend; Keeping Water Local Demonstration; LID
Fact Sheet: Drought Tolerant Native Plant GardenRiverbend; Keeping Water Local Demonstration; LID; Landscaping
Fact Sheet: Best Flies for Fishing the Ipswich RiverFish; Recreation
Volume 2 Chapter 2: Structural BMP Specifications for MA Stormwater HandbookDEP Report; Stormwater; Technical Guidance
Draft Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the ipswich River WatershedDEP Report
Water Conservation Case StudiesDCR; IRWA Report; LID; Water Conservation
Three Low-Impact Development Case StudiesDCR; IRWA Report; LID; Water Conservation
Fact Sheet: Rain Garden and Drainage ImprovementsRiverbend; Keeping Water Local Demonstration; LID