North Fork Palouse River photo.  Courtesy Elaine Snouwaert, WA Dept. of Ecology.

Related Links

TMDL Video:  "Protecting Washington State's Waters" (Ecology Publication)
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/0610027.html

This video describes, through interviews and photos, the process the Department of Ecology uses to improve water quality in Washington State's rivers, lakes and streams.

Focus On Clean Water: Getting to Clean Water (Ecology Publication)
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1010079.html

Working Together To Achieve Clean Water: A Progress Report
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/0310065.html

Websites

Surface Water Quality Standards (Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program)
www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/swqs/index.html

Water Quality Improvement (Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program)
www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/tmdl/index.html

EPA's Guidance for 2006 Assessment, Listing, and Reporting Requirements Pursuant to Sections 303(d), 305(b), and 314 of the Clean Water Act [2006 Integrated Report Guidance (IRG)]. Signed July 29, 2005
http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/tmdl/2006IRG_index.cfm

Watershed Conditions web site (Department of Ecology, Environmental Assessment Program)
www.ecy.wa.gov/water/wria/index.html

Environmental Information Management Web Site
www.ecy.wa.gov/eim/index.htm

Map of Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIAS)
www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/303d/wria.html

Clean Water Act (Cornell University Website)
www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/33/ch26.html

Nature Mapping Foundation
Provides an overview of water habitat classification and methods for monitoring aquatic habitats, including basic information on water quality parameters.
http://naturemappingfoundation.org/index.html

 

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