EPA Science Inventory

LINKING WATERSHED MANAGEMENT WITH STREAM ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES

Citation:

NIETCH, C. T. LINKING WATERSHED MANAGEMENT WITH STREAM ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES. EM: AIR AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONS MAGAZINE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGERS. Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, (January):37, (2008).

Description:

Reducing the loading of ’stressors‚ (pollutants) from watershed lands to streams and lakes is the concern of a broad range of environmental stakeholders—including local and state governments, utilities, farm collectives, construction firms—and even homeowners. Their adoption of EPA Best Management Practices (BMPs) for controlling both urban and rural sources of waterborne pollutants is helping to reduce contaminants at the watershed level. However, attempts to measure the effectiveness of specific watershed BMPs on stream ecology have been unsuccessful because they lacked a systematic framework for linking pollution reductions to in-stream biological conditions. NRMRL water researchers are attempting to close that data gap with the operation of an Experimental Stream Facility (ESF) and watershed level monitoring program to test, apply and calibrate results. The goal is to amass sound scientific evidence of how well management practices meet a desired biotic endpoint.

Purpose/Objective:

To inform the public.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/NON-PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 01/15/2008
Completion Date: 01/15/2008
Record Last Revised: 10/23/2009
Record Created: 06/11/2007
Record Released: 06/11/2007
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 173308

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT BRANCH