303d · lakes

EPA Rule Gives Indian Tribes Authority to Identify Impaired Waters and Establish TMDLs

EPA has established regulatory procedures for eligible tribes to obtain “treatment as state” authority for the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) Section 303(d) Impaired Water Listing and TMDL Program. This rule enables eligible tribes to obtain authority to identify impaired waters on their reservations and to establish TMDLs, which serve as plans for attaining and maintaining… Continue reading EPA Rule Gives Indian Tribes Authority to Identify Impaired Waters and Establish TMDLs

Green Infrastructure

EPA Study Shows Long-term Benefits of Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development for Groundwater Recharge

EPA conducted a new study – Estimating Monetized Benefits of Groundwater Recharge from Stormwater Retention Practices –  to estimate the groundwater recharge benefits from application of small storm retention practices on new development and redevelopment nationwide. The study focuses on areas in the U.S. where groundwater is a significant contributor to urban and agricultural uses and… Continue reading EPA Study Shows Long-term Benefits of Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development for Groundwater Recharge

fish · lakes

New York is Stocking Lake Sturgeon in St. Lawrence County Rivers

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) fisheries staff, in collaboration with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, are stocking Lake Sturgeon in  Black Lake and the Oswegatchie, Raquette, St. Regis and Salmon Rivers on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. “Once abundant in the Oswegatchie River, Lake Sturgeon… Continue reading New York is Stocking Lake Sturgeon in St. Lawrence County Rivers

Cyanobacteria · lakes

Study Looks at Cyanobacteria Bloom Effects on Lake Erie’s Food Web

Results of recent research led by scientists at Ohio State University shows how the Lake Erie food web is reacting to cyanobacteria blooms in the western basin. The effort focused on plankton and fish at various sites around the basin. There were two main parts to the research. One utilized a long-term monitoring data set… Continue reading Study Looks at Cyanobacteria Bloom Effects on Lake Erie’s Food Web

lakes · mercury · pollution

Mercury ContaminationFound Throughout Western North America

A survey looking at the extent of mercury contamination in Western North America has found the toxic metal is widespread throughout the region. A survey looking at the extent of mercury contamination in western North America has found that the toxic metal is widespread throughout the region, according to a release from the University of… Continue reading Mercury ContaminationFound Throughout Western North America