Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 14 OF 15
|Main Title||Upper Mississippi River nutrient monitoring, occurrence and local impacts : a Clean Water Act perspective /|
|Subjects||Nutrient pollution of water--Mississippi River watershed ; Hypoxia (Water)--Mexico, Gulf of ; Water quality--Standards ; Water quality bioassay--Mississippi River Watershed ; Water--Pollution--United States|
|Collation||x, 86 p. : ill. , maps, charts, some col. ; 28 cm. +|
"September, 2011." "This project was led by the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association's Water Quality Task Force. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin jointly funded the project through Section 604(b) of the Clean Water Act, using appropriations from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008." - - t.p. Includes bibliographical references (p. 82-86).
Phosphorus and nitrogen, collectively referred to as nutrients, have been an increasingly important water quality issue in the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) Basin. While nutrients are necessary for aquatic life, at concentrations significantly above natural background they can pose a threat to the use of waterbodies by humans and aquatic life..." p. vi.