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Main Title The Nation's water : key unanswered questions about the quality of rivers and streams : report to the chairman, Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
GAO/PEMD (United States. General Accounting Office. Program Evaluation and Methodology Division)
CORP Author United States. General Accounting Office.
Publisher The Office,
Year Published 1986
Report Number GAO/PEMD-86-6; B-221558
OCLC Number 17839907
ISBN Free (pbk.)
Subjects Water quality management--United States. ; Rivers--United States.
Additional Subjects National Stream Quality Accounting Network ; Water quality--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD425.U6 1986 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/02/1999
EJBM  TD223.N387 1986 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/09/2015
EKAM  TD425.U6 1986 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/15/1997
ENAM  TD425.U6 1986 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 04/25/1997
Collation 163 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Cover title. "September 1986." Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-123). "GAO/PEMD-86-6."
Contents Notes
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Present water quality -- Water-quality change -- Sources of pollution -- The effect of the construction grants program -- Conclusions, recommendations, agency comments, and our response -- Appendixes -- Glossary -- Tables -- Figures. To assist the Congress and the administration in deciding the future course of the national waer-quality program, we reviewed the findings of recent studies on the quality of waer in U.S. rivers and streams and the progress that has been made toward the goals of the Clean Water Act. From our in-depth review and synthesis of the literature and the advice of expert consultants, we formulated four evaluation questions: 1. What is the present condition of the nation's water quality? 2. How has the nation's water quality changed over time? 3. What pollution sources degrade water quality? 4. What has been the effect of the Construction Grants Program on water quality? In addition to reviewing and synthesizing relevant inforrmation from the studies that addressed these questions, we evaluated the methodologies they employed to reach their conclusions."--Page 12.