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The Mississippi River

The sites listed in this week's In the News chronicle the history of the Mississippi River's environmental plight and efforts by groups to restore the glory of the Mighty Mississippi. Draining 41% of the continental United States, the Mississippi River is in need of a massive clean-up effort. Joined by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Carol Browner, Attorney General Janet Reno pledged...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/1998/0916
Providing Safe Drinking Water in America: 1996 National Public Water System Annual Compliance Report and Update on Implementation of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided online access to the report, Providing Safe Drinking Water in America: 1996 National Public Water System Annual Compliance Report and Update on Implementation of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. While the report finds that US drinking water is generally safe, the EPA also reviews initiatives to improve water quality. The full-text...

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-04/documents...
National Recommended Water Quality Criteria

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water has released a publication concerning the quality of drinking water in America that supplements the recent 1997 National Public Water System Annual Compliance Report (discussed in the April 28, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria is a compilation of the new recommended criteria for...

https://www.epa.gov/wqc/national-recommended-water-quality-c...
Protecting Sources of Drinking Water: Selected Case Studies in Watershed Management

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water has released a publication concerning the quality of drinking water in America that supplements the recent 1997 National Public Water System Annual Compliance Report (discussed in the April 28, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). This report documents the experiences of seventeen drinking water suppliers who draw from lakes,...

https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=441049
Global, Composite Runoff Fields Based on Observed River Discharge and Simulated Water Balances

Penned by Balazs M. Fekete, Charles J. Vorosmarty, and Wolfgang Grabs of the University of New Hampshire's Global Hydrology Group, this report entitled "Global, Composite Runoff Fields Based on Observed River Discharge and Simulated Water Balances" explains "the potential of combining observed river discharge information with [a] climate-driven Water Balance Model in order to develop composite...

https://www.compositerunoff.sr.unh.edu/html/paper/ReportUS.p...
Variance Technology Findings for Contaminants Regulated Before 1996

This publication, recently posted online by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), describes the variety of technology findings for contaminants regulated before 1996. The report, available in .pdf format only, is organized into five chapters. Topics included in the chapters are "the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the overall approach EPA is following to meet these requirements, . . ....

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/P100NE9P.TXT?ZyActionD=Z...
Potential Priority Watersheds for Protection of Water Quality from Contamination by Manure Nutrients

The US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) gives this report from a paper given at the Animal Residuals Management Conference 2000. Percolation, runoff, soil erosion, and manure loadings were used to estimate watershed vulnerability to contamination from manure. The study concluded that the Cape Fear and Lower Arkansas River Basins were the most vulnerable....

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/la/water/?c...
Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory: Processing, taxonomy, and quality control of benthic macroinvertebrate samples

This US Geological Survey Open-File Report (00-212) describes analytical techniques for benthic macroinvertebrates. Available in .pdf format, the 49-page report includes information on such analytical techniques as chemical equipment supplies, taxonomic identification, and more.

https://nwql.usgs.gov/OFR-00-212.shtml
US Water News

This is the home page of the monthly publication US Water News. Most online content is news coverage of water supply and quality, legislation, water rights, conservation, and the global waterfront. The collection of links is quite impressive, with state, federal, international, nonprofit, and many other resources listed. Assorted buyer's guides for a wide variety of water products are given with...

https://www.uswaternews.com/
Methods for Measuring the Acute Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Waters to Freshwater and Marine Organisms

The US Environmental Protection Agency has recently released a final regulation for Methods for Measuring the Acute Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Waters to Freshwater. This involves the approval of several test procedures for measuring the toxicity of effluents and receiving waters, which are referred to as whole effluent toxicity or WET test methods. Visitors can download the entire 275...

https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/wettraining/module2/story_content...
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