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Main Title Research and Information Needs Related to Nonpoint Source Pollution and Wetlands in the Watershed: An EPA Perspective.
Author Ethridge, B. J. ; Olson, R. K. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/052;
Stock Number PB93-168862
Additional Subjects Nonpoint sources ; Wetlands ; Water pollution control ; Environmental monitoring ; Natural resources management ; US EPA ; Watersheds ; Biological effects ; Wildlife ; Technology transfer ; Indicators ; Land use ; Water quality ; Habitats ; Reprints ; Natural wetlands ; Created wetlands
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-168862 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Two related Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts, wetlands protection and nonpoint source pollution control, fail to fully consider landscape factors when making site-specific decisions. The paper discusses the relationship of the two programs and the use of created and natural wetlands to treat nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Recommendations to improve the programs include increased technical transfer of existing information, and more research on construction methods and siting of created wetlands to effectively manage NPS pollution. Additional research is also needed to determine (1) the maximum pollutant loading rates to assure the biological integrity of wetlands, (2) the effectiveness of current land-use practices in protecting habitat and water quality functions, (3) wetland functions as pollutant sinks, (4) NPS pollution threats to wildlife, (5) practical watershed models, and (6) indicators and reference sites for monitoring wetland condition. Model watershed demonstrations, jointly implemented by the research and conservation communities, are recommended as a means of integrating research results. (Copyright (c) 1992 - Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.)