Developing and Applying a New Water Quality Integrity Index (WQII) Across the Conterminous United States
Herlihy, A. AND Steve Paulsen. Developing and Applying a New Water Quality Integrity Index (WQII) Across the Conterminous United States. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, May 14 - 20, 2022.
The purpose of the presentation is to give an overview of the development of an Index of Chemical Integrity for Streams and Rivers to the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting.
This presentation provides and overview of our Index of Chemical Integrity in use in Rivers and Streams for the EPA/State program NARS. The index aggregates a variety of chemical measures into an overall index to reflect aquatic chemical integrity.