GAMA-PBP Academy

Monitoring Program Design

The GAMA-PBP has a number of publications that describe monitoring program design and statistical analysis of sampling data in detail, starting with the foundational framework for statewide groundwater quality monitoring (Belitz and others, 2003). This section highlights those products.


Assigning land use to supply wells for the statistical characterization of regional groundwater quality: Correlating urban land use and VOC occurrence

Johnson, T.D., and Belitz, K., 2009, Journal of Hydrology, v. 370, no. 1-4, p. 100-108

Estimation of aquifer scale proportion using equal area grids: Assessment of regional scale groundwater quality

Belitz, K., Jurgens, B., Landon, M.K., Fram, M.S., and Johnson, T., 2010, Water Resources Research, v. 46, no. W11550

Metrics for assessing the quality of groundwater used for public Supply, CA, USA: equivalent-population and area

Belitz, K., Fram, M.S., and Johnson, T.D., 2015, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 49, no. 14, p. 8330-8338

Framework for a ground-water quality monitoring and assessment program for California

Belitz, K., Dubrovsky, N.M., Burow, K.R., Jurgens, B.C., and Johnson, T.D., 2003, U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 03-4166, 78 p.

Identifying the location and population served by domestic wells in California

Johnson, T.D., and Belitz, K., 2015, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, v. 3, p. 31-86