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Watersheds -- United States

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View Resource 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...
View Resource Wetlands Functions and Values

This learning module on wetland functions and values is the newest addition to the EPA's Watershed Academy Website (first reviewed in the January 19, 2000 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). The module explores the ecological and societal benefits and values that wetlands provide, such as "fish and wildlife habitats, natural water quality improvement, flood storage, shoreline erosion...

https://cfpub.epa.gov/watertrain/pdf/modules/wetlandsfunctio...
View Resource A Review of Statewide Watershed Management Approaches

A report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was recently released entitled A Review of Statewide Watershed Management Approaches. The objectives of the review were to identify and describe the different models of statewide watershed management, characterize and assess the experiences of selected states using different models for statewide watershed management, and develop...

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents...
View Resource Science in Your Watershed

Provided by the US Geological Survey, this Web site is intended to help users "find scientific information organized on a watershed basis" for use in "characterizing, assessing, analyzing, and maintaining the status and health of a watershed." More specifically, Science in Your Watershed "provides rudiments of a decision-support process by making accessible recent case studies of projects that...

https://water.usgs.gov/wsc/
View Resource ARS Water Database

From the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) comes the ARS Water Database Web site. The database is a collection of precipitation and streamflow data from small agricultural watersheds in the United States, including variable time-series readings sufficient in detail to reconstruct storm hydrographs and hyetographs. Users can choose from any US...

https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/beltsville-md-barc/b...
View Resource US EPA: Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection

The Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection page is a part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Watershed Academy Web site. Visitors are able to search the database of financial assistance sources available -- which include grants, loans, and cost-sharing programs -- to fund all types of watershed protection projects. Search criteria include Type of Assistance, Eligible...

https://ofmpub.epa.gov/apex/watershedfunding/f?p=fedfund:1
View Resource Bryant Creek Watershed Atlas

The Bryant Creek Watershed Project created this online atlas filled with a wealth of information on every aspect of this Missouri watershed -- even for those who do not live near the site. Teachers can find interactive, fun lesson plans for kindergarten through twelfth grade dealing with many aspects of the physical environment. Students will find an abundance of games, quizzes, and interactive...

http://www.watersheds.org/
View Resource National Water Trails System

Some might wonder: What exactly is the National Water Trails System (NWTS)? That's a good question; NWTS describes the system as "a distinctive national network of exemplary water trails that are cooperatively supported and sustained." This website provides information about the NWTS for policy makers, water enthusiasts, and other interested parties. Casual visitors will want to start with the...

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationaltrailssystem/national-w...