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Reporting Your Data

Clean Boats, Clean Waters

The following tips will help you report your Clean Boats, Clean Waters data.

Selecting a Landing

If you are not sure which landing to choose, select a landing and click "Show Map" to see where it is located.

If the landing you need is not listed or you would like to suggest a better description for the landing, email us at dnrlakeb@wisconsin.gov.

Recording Time Spent

We recommend entering just 1 entry per date per landing in the database. Total everything for the day. If you want to keep track of specific people and how many hours they worked, you can do that separately for your own records or include the information in the comments area.

Example: Say John and Joe, both volunteer inspectors, worked the morning shift, 6/11/2007 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (12 boats inspected). Jane and Jill, both paid inspectors, worked the afternoon shift on 6/11/2007 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. (5 boats inspected)

On the first page in SWIMS, enter:

  • Start Date: 6/11/2007
  • Start Time: 8 AM
  • End Date: 6/11/2007
  • End Time: 4 PM
  • Data Collectors: John, Joe, Jane and Jill
  • Comments: John and Joe (8 AM - 11 AM). Jane and Jill (1 PM - 4 PM)

Then, on the second page, where you fill in the results, enter:

  • Total Hours by volunteer inspectors: 6
  • Total Hours by paid inspectors: 6
  • Total Hours Spent at Landing: 12
  • Number of Boats Inspected: 17