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RECORD NUMBER: 8 OF 9
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Summary of biological assessment programs and biocriteria development for states, tribes, territories, and interstate commissions : streams and wadeable rivers /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information and Office of Water,|
|Subjects||Water quality bioassay--United States. ; Indicators (Biology)--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Biological effects ; Water quality management ; United States ; Streams ; Rivers ; Assessments ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Benthos ; Legislation ; Water quality standards ; Environmental protection ; Water resources ; Vegetation ; Biocriteria|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm|
Biological assessments and criteria are crucial tools for measuring the health of water bodies and for protecting aquatic life. Biological assessments evaluate the condition of a water body using surveys and other direct measurements of aquatic life-aquatic vegetation and algae, fish, insects, crayfish, salamanders, frogs, worms, snails, mussels, etc. Biological criteria are numeric or narrative targets that can be set to define the desired biological condition of a water body and can even be adapted into State and Tribal water quality standards. In combination with other available water quality tools, such as chemical pollutant criteria, the use of biological assessments and criteria give States, Tribes and Interstate Commissions better tools than ever before for restoring and maintaining the quality of our Nation's water bodies.
"December 2002"--Page 4 of cover. "EPA 822-R-02-048"--Page 4 of cover. "EPA 822-R-03-048"--Spine. Cover title. "The project team for this document was comprised of members from the USEPA offices listed above as well as members from the Midwest Biodiversity Institute (MBI); the Technology Planning and Management Corporation (TPMC); and Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tt). This work was completed under USEPA contract No. 50-CMAA-900065 to Technology Planning and Management Corporation (TPMC)."--Acknowledgments, p. iii.