Lake Manassas Showcased as Part of National Lakes Survey | Newsroom | US EPA

Lake Manassas Showcased as Part of National Lakes Survey | Newsroom | US EPA: “Lake Manassas Showcased as Part of National Lakes Survey

Release date: 07/18/2007

Contact Information: Terri A. White (215) 814-5523

MANASSAS, Va. — (July 18, 2007) – – Today, EPA along with Virginia environmental agencies demonstrated techniques being used around the country this summer to survey the condition of the nation’s lakes. The ‘Survey of the Nation’s Lakes’ is a federal and state partnership to assess conditions by studying 909 lakes, ponds and reservoirs whose profiles are representative of all lakes in the United States.

Lake Manassas is one lake that is being sampled as part of the national lakes survey, and is also the main drinking water supply for the City of Manassas.

“EPA and states are teaming up to complete a first-ever national survey of America’s lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Our scientific report card will measure the health and well-being of these well-loved water bodies and help citizens and governments take new actions to prevent pollution and increase effectiveness,” said Benjamin H. Grumbles, EPA’s assistant administrator for water.”

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The report on the lakes survey will be released in 2009. For more information on the lakes survey visit http://www.epa.gov/owow/lakes/lakessurvey/ . This study is part of a larger EPA effort to assess coastal waters, rivers and wetlands. A similar survey, for wadeable streams, was completed in 2006. The plan is to repeat the surveys on a five-year cycle to analyze the success of efforts to manage and improve overall water quality.

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