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Main Title National management measures to control nonpoint source pollution from forestry.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Publisher Nonpoint Source Control Branch, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watershed, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA-841-B-05-001
Stock Number PB2005-107528
OCLC Number 60501937
Subjects Nonpoint source pollution--United States. ; Pollution--United States--Measurement. ; Environmental monitoring--United States. ; Water quality--United States. ; Forest management--United States. ; Agricultural pollution--United States. ; Pollution--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Nonpoint sources ; Wetlands ; Water pollution control ; Ground water ; Surface waters ; Watersheds ; Water quality ; Sewage treatment plants ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Estuaries ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/841/B-05-001 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 09/30/2005
EIAD  EPA-841-B-05-001 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/28/2005
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 841-B-05-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/14/2011
EJBD  EPA 841-B-05-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2005
ELBD  EPA 841-B-05-001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/03/2005
ERAD  EPA 841/B-05-001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/15/2005
ESAD  EPA 841-B-05-001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/29/2005
NTIS  PB2005-107528 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation 276 unnumbered pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
The Nations aquatic resources are among its most valuable assets. Although environmental protection programs in the United States have successfully improved water quality during the past 25 years, many challenges remain. Significant strides have been made in reducing the effects of discrete pollutant sources, such as factories and sewage treatment plants (called point sources). But aquatic ecosystems remain impaired, mostly because of complex problems caused by polluted runoff, known as nonpoint source pollution. Every 2 years the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports to Congress on the status of the Nations waters. The 1998 National Water Quality Inventory (USEPA, 2000) reports that the most significant source of water quality impairment to rivers and streams and lakes, ponds, and reservoirs is agriculture, and the most significant source of impairment to estuaries is municipal point sources of pollution. Other important sources of impairment or alterations that can impair water quality include hydrologic modifications like dams and channelization (a leading cause of impairment to rivers and streams and lakes, ponds, and reservoirs), urban runoff and storm sewer discharges (leading sources of impairment to all surface waters), and pollutants deposited from the atmosphere (a leading source of impairment to estuaries). The five leading pollutants impairing the Nations waters are siltation, nutrients (from fertilizers and animal waste), bacteria, toxic metals, and organic enrichment that lowers dissolved oxygen (USEPA, 2000). Siltation is the leading cause of water quality impairment to rivers and streams and the third leading cause of impairment to lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Nine states list silviculture as a leading source of impairment to rivers and streams.
"April 2005." "EPA-841-B-05-001"--Spine. Print format not distributed to depository libraries. Includes bibliographical references (pages R-1-R-26).