4.0 General Methods and Principles

This section describes the general principles and methods used for individual indicators. The exact methods used are described in association with each indicator. The sub-sections below discuss the management of data, subwatershed reporting unit strategy, scoring indicators, trends analysis, aggregating scores, and determining confidence in results.

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4.1.Reporting and analysis subwatershed units

4.2. Scoring: Distance to target/reference and scoring transformations

4.3. Trend/time series analysis

4.4. Confidence in Report Card findings

4.5. Spatial scale and aggregation of fine scale data to subwatershed

4.6. Temporal scale and aggregation

4.7. Cross-indicator score aggregation

4.8. Data management and transformation