The first Annual Report of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program for the Upper Mississippi River System covers the period from September, 1986 through January 1989. The report includes: program activities information concerning cooperation between member states and agencies; a summary of the past year's data collection effort for water quality; deviations from the Operating Plan; critical paths and funding requirements through 1999; plans for the coming year, and; management of the Environmental Management Technical Center. Technical Center Staff are divided between Ecology and the Computerized River Information Center. Ecology is responsible for the analysis of significant resource problems and for long term resource monitoring of the Upper Mississippi River System. The Computerized River Information Center is responsible for supplying the necessary computer hardware and software for geographical information systems, data base management, modeling and statistical analysis.