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  PCI NPCC - Issues - Watersheds
Watershed partnerships have existed for more than 30 years, and have antecedents dating to the 19th century.
The colloquium was organized by NPCC Fellow Langdon Marsh whose long involvement as a state environmental leader includes terms as Director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Commissioner of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
Watershed Solutions: Collaborative Problem Solving for States and Communities (2003) is the published report of the watershed colloquium.
www.policyconsensus.org /issues/watersheds.html   (307 words)

  
  Watershed Management
Watershed modeling involves analysis of environmental impacts of land use changes through simulation of storm water run-off water quality; soil erosion from the land surface; flooding and changes in flow regime; groundwater and surface water interactions and stream habitat quality.
Watershed modeling allows simulation of point and non-point source pollutant loads; and the fate and transport of pollutants on land and in the water body; both temporally and spatially.
Watershed modeling results can be used to examine “future conditions” of the watershed in categories such as pollutant loading; flooding of road crossings; stream erosion potential; and hydrology of streams and groundwater.
www.aacounty.org /LandUse/OECR/Watersheds   (371 words)

  
 County Maps of Water Supply Watersheds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Watersheds for public water systems are important because activities or chemicals applied within them have the potential to impact drinking water quality.
Watersheds can be large or small, ranging from less than 2 square miles in areas to more than 5000 square miles.
Watersheds are often nested within other watersheds, since one water system may draw water upstream from another on the same stream or river.
www.ecn.purdue.edu /SafeWater/maps/Index.htm   (461 words)

  
 Watershed Planning and Management, Bureau of Land and Water Quality, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
A watershed is the geographic area where all water running off the land drains to a given stream, river, lake, wetland or coastal water.
Watershed planning and management comprise an approach to protecting water quality and quantity that focuses on a whole watershed.
Watershed planning and management involve a number of activities, including: targeting priority problems in a watershed; promoting a high level of involvement by interested and affected parties; developing solutions to problems through the use of the expertise and authority of multiple agencies and organizations; and measuring success through monitoring and other data gathering.
www.state.me.us /dep/blwq/watersh.htm   (275 words)

  
 About the Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Statewide Watershed Project is assembling the information needed to generate a ‘Watershed Background File’ (WBF) for each of the seven watersheds in the project.
The seven watersheds included in this project were selected by the State Department of Health from a statewide list of watersheds with water quality that does not meet State standards.
Watersheds were included in the project based on the severity of water quality problems and on their potential for effective remediation.
www.hawaii.edu /envctr/watershed/about.htm   (173 words)

  
 Watersheds: Minnesota DNR
The term watershed or catchment basin refers to the entire physical area or basin drained by a distinct stream or riverine system, physically separated from other watersheds by ridgetop boundaries." (from Entering the Watershed, A New Approach to Save America's River Ecosystems by The Pacific Rivers Council).
Only by knowing our local watershed and the system of watersheds in which it resides can we begin to understand why and where small changes can have huge impacts on our state's water.
This means that watersheds are classified by size into several levels and that each watershed of a given level is composed of several watersheds of the next higher level.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /watersheds/index.html   (615 words)

  
 Focus on Watersheds
The borders of a watershed are called "divides", because they divide the water's flow.
A watershed is the area of land where all water drains or "sheds" to the same body of water.
A watershed can be large, for example, the Mississippi River drainage base, or very small, such as the 40 acres that drain to a farm pond.
www.nps.gov /wica/Hydrology/Watershed/Focus_on_Watersheds.htm   (434 words)

  
 MassGIS - DEP 2002 Integrated List of Waters Datalayer Description
The list of impaired waters, better known as the "303d list," identifies river, lake, and coastal waters and the reasons for impairment.
The watershed code “70” (WS_NAME=”Boston Harbor”) does not appear in the MassGIS list of watersheds – it is used for Water Body Segments that are not associated with the standard MassGIS list of watersheds but are located in Boston Harbor System.
The watershed name “Boston Harbor” does not appear in the MassGIS list of watersheds – it is used for Water Body Segments that are not associated with the standard MassGIS list of watersheds but are located in Boston Harbor System.
www.mass.gov /mgis/wbs2002.htm   (1972 words)

  
 Oconee County - Reducing Animal Waste Impacts on Watersheds
A number of watersheds are listed on the SC DHEC Bureau of Water 303D list for impaired watersheds.
The 303D list is the states’ impaired list based on EPA standards related to the Clean Water Act of 1972.
Coneross Creek watershed is on the SC DHEC 303D list because the level of Fecal Coliform, a bacteria associated with the feces of warm-blooded animals, exceeds the standards set forth in the Clean Water Act.
www.clemson.edu /oconee/Accomp98.htm   (384 words)

  
 Title 38 - §420-D. Storm water management
The department may allow a municipality or a quasi-municipal organization, such as a watershed management district, to substitute a management system for storm water approved by the department for the permit requirement applicable to projects in a designated area of the municipality.
A municipality within the watershed of a body of water most at risk may petition the department to have the body of water added to or dropped from the list.
The department may allow an applicant with a project within the direct watershed of a coastal wetland, river, stream or brook to address all or part of the storm water quality standards for the project through payment of a compensation fee as provided by rules adopted pursuant to this subsection.
janus.state.me.us /legis/statutes/38/title38sec420-D.html   (2098 words)

  
 TDEC: WPC: Unified Watershed Assessment
A key element in this plan calls for a new cooperative approach to watershed protection in which state, tribal, federal, and local governments and the public identify the watersheds with the most critical water quality problems and agree to focus resources and implement strategies to solve those problems.
Category II - Watersheds meeting goals: These watersheds have less than 15% impairment of the assessed stream miles and are generally considered to be meeting clean water goals according to the Clean Water Action Plan.
This list will be finalized by mid-September to be included in Tennessee’s final document to EPA on October 1, 1998.
www.state.tn.us /environment/wpc/watershed/wsassess/uwanet.shtml   (500 words)

  
 Conservation Security Program Watersheds, FY 2004 | Programs | NRCS
Click on the Watershed where your farm or ranching interest is located.
About 27,300 farms and ranches are within these watershed boundaries and they cover a little more than 14 million acres, an area nearly the size of West Virginia.
About 60 percent of the agricultural land is cropland and 40 percent is grazing land.
www.nrcs.usda.gov /programs/csp/watersheds04.html   (92 words)

  
 Seminole County Water Resources Atlas: Watershed: SAINT JOHNS: General Information
A watershed (also called a drainage basin) is an area on the land surface from which water flows or has the potential to flow into a stream or lake.
Watersheds are naturally separated from adjacent basins by topographic divides.
The type of land use in a watershed is a major factor determining water quality as well as the hydrologic and ecological characteristics present.
www.seminole.wateratlas.usf.edu /watershed/default.asp?wshedID=6   (575 words)

  
 UNIFIED WATERSHED ASSESSMENT
The primary tool used to assess whether watersheds were within the numeric/narrative water quality standards was the list of impaired waters generated under Section 303(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (NOTE: In compiling this list, the Technical Workgroup relied upon the April 1, 1998 draft of the State’s 1998 303(d) list).
This list was prepared with reference to all readily available data, including the information compiled in the development of Maryland’s Water Quality Inventory Report under Section 305(b) of the Act.
Any watershed that is not on the 303(d) List (Category 1(a)) and meets all or all but one of the Category 1(b) benchmarks was placed in Category 2.
www.dnr.state.md.us /cwap/assessment.html   (1946 words)

  
 Hollister
The abandoned mercury mine/mill sites located on Federal land in these watersheds that are targeted for environmental cleanup are the result this simplistic mining technology of the early 1900´s.
Several miles downstream of these mines the Hernandez Reservoir was built in the 1950´s for flood control, the calcine sediment eventually were trapped by this dam and aquatic species living here, such as fish have been found to contain methylmercury, a potent and persistent toxin.
The BLM manages over 50,000 acres in this watershed, which is very popular with recreationists exploring the area on the extensive network on historic mine exploration roads and trails.
www.blm.gov /ca/pa/aml/Hollister.html   (765 words)

  
 NPS Priority Watersheds List, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
The NPS Priority Watersheds List identifies those watersheds where State and Federal agencies will coordinate activities and seek to provide assistance to local groups for the purpose of developing or implementing watershed management plans.
STATUS: When the list was created in 1998, the intent was to periodically review and update the list.
The Maine Watershed Management Committee (MWMC), an affiliation of State and Federal agencies and non-government organizations with a statewide interest in watershed management, will be reviewing the list and making recommendations to the Land and Water Resources Council for revisions.
www.maine.gov /dep/blwq/docwatershed/nps_priority_list/index.htm   (212 words)

  
 WSRCD Watersheds in Western Shasta County
The entire area in which water drains across, under, and through, on its way to a particular body of water is called a watershed.
The watersheds in Western Shasta County all eventually empty into the Sacramento River.
There are numerous creeks in Shasta County, but typically the watershed is named for the major creek, which usually has many tributaries draining into it before it empties into the Sacramento River.
www.westernshastarcd.org /Watersheds.htm   (182 words)

  
 Watersheds & landscapes - Real People Real Places: Minnesota DNR
Watersheds and landscapes are used for understanding and managing natural resources.
A watershed is the total land area from which water drains into a single stream or lake.
For more information on watersheds in Minnesota, visit our map of major Minnesota watersheds; shown here in reduced form.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /rprp/watersheds.html   (437 words)

  
 Water Quality Information Center: Tools and Guides -- Journals
Brief instructions for subscribing to lists are given at the end of this document.
The objectives of the list are to promote communication between persons engaged in the theoretical and practical aspects of groundwater studies, to provide a convenient method of contacting persons with diverse groundwater-related interests and expertise, and to promote groundwater education in Canada.
The list is intended for those with an interest in the specific and unique features of WDS and the complexities of the modeling for analysis, design and optimized operation purposes (including water quality, quantity, reliability, etc.).
www.nal.usda.gov /wqic/lists.shtml   (3827 words)

  
 Forest Service Study Shows Housing Developments Putting Watersheds At Risk — Forest Landowners Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The private forests that provide about 90% of timber harvested in the US; nearly 30% of all fresh water, and the key to conservation of many fish and wildlife species are increasingly likely to experience housing development, according to a new study by the USDA Forest Service.
More than 200,000 acres of forested land in 15 watersheds nationwide are most at risk of development over the next two and a half decades..
The Forest Service found that nearly 700,000 acres of forest were converted each year from 1982 to 1997, but this leapt to one1 million acres annually during the last five years of this period and is projected to continue at a strong rate.
www.forestlandowners.com /news/news.2005-06-24.2719032562   (817 words)

  
 DSW: FWPCA Section 303(d) TMDL PRIORITY LIST FOR FFY 1999-2000
The list was developed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Surface Water to comply with Section 303(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. Section 1313(d).
The TMDL priority list (also known as the 303(d) list) identifies the waters of Ohio which are currently threatened or impaired and may require TMDL development in order to meet water quality standards.
Includes process used to develop the list, watersheds selected for TMDL development in FFY 1999-2000, and key to the priority list tables.
www.epa.state.oh.us /dsw/tmdl/303dnotc.html   (736 words)

  
 Watershed Bibliography
Lists documents coded to Maryland's 8-digit watersheds that are held at the Information Resource Center (IRC) at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
An alphabetical list of watersheds used to find documents located at DNR is provided below.
A link to return to the Introduction page is provided before the list and at the end of the list.
www.dnr.state.md.us /watersheds/surf/biblio/text_ver/biblio_tv.html   (126 words)

  
 The Harbinger. Mobile Bay Makes the List
The study classifies a watershed as an area of "probable concern" if it either contains 10 or more Tier 1 sampling stations or if 75 percent or more of all the sampling stations in that watershed were classified as either Tier 1 or Tier 2.
Using this classification, EPA identifies 96 watersheds, or 7 percent of 1,363 watersheds surveyed, as "sufficiently contaminated to pose potential risk to people to eat fish from them and to fish and wildlife.
According to the EPA report, 15 sampling stations in the Mobile Bay estuarine system are classified as Tier 1, three are classified as Tier 1 and Tier 2, seven are classified as Tier 2, and one is classified as Tier 3 (no indication of associated adverse effects).
www.theharbinger.org /xvi/980210/tsang1.html   (437 words)

  
 PH@school: Science Internet Activity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
List some of the major watersheds in the United States.
A watershed's overall health is based on its specific conditions, such as its levels of pollutants, called condition indicators.
To see how your watershed is affected by some of these indicators, first select IWI Data Layer 2: Fish Consumption Advisories.
www.phschool.com /atschool/science_activity_library/watersheds.html   (368 words)

  
 PA-DEP Update October 23, 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There is still time to attend one of three public meetings DEP will hold next week to discuss new programs to protect Pennsylvania watersheds.
The Unified Watershed Assessment, required by the federal Clean Water Action Plan, will create a list of watersheds needing restoration, preventative action and assessment.
WRAP is a grant program addressing nonpoint source water pollution on a watershed basis with an overall goal of providing funds for local planning, clean-up and protection activities.
www.dep.state.pa.us /dep/DEPUTATE/polycomm/update/10-23-98/10239829.htm   (318 words)

  
 303(d) List
The 1998 California 303(d) list of Impaired Waters for the Los Angeles Region.
The 1998 California 303(d) list of Impaired Waters for all of California.
GIS (ArcView shapefiles) of the 1998 California 303(d) listed water bodies (Introduction).
www.swrcb.ca.gov /rwqcb4/html/water_qty/303dList.html   (149 words)

  
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The watersheds of the White River Basin   PRIVATE HREF="http://www.watersheds.org/teacher/wrbasin.htm" MACROBUTTON HtmlResAnchor http://www.watersheds.org/teacher/wrbasin.htm Notice that Howell County has one large watershed — the Eleven Point River, and one area designated as the Spring River Tributaries, that is actually many small rivers and creeks that all flow into the Spring River.
Birch Tree Elementary is in the Spring Creek Watershed a tributary of the Eleven Point.
Watershed: The land area from which surface run-off drains into a stream channel, lake, reservoir or other body of water, also called a drainage basin.
www.watersheds.org /waterfest/manual/AppendicesD.doc   (3933 words)

  
 Seminole County Water Resources Atlas: Watershed: LAKE JESUP: General Information
The LAKE JESUP Watershed spans 59.6 square miles in Seminole County.
The watershed contains 15 named lakes and ponds and 10 named rivers, streams and canals.
Currently this watershed does not have any realtime weather stations.
www.seminole.wateratlas.usf.edu /watershed/default.asp?wshedid=5   (584 words)

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