climate change · lakes

EPA Releases Updated National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

EPA has released an updated report addressing ways to build resilience to climate change for water resources has been released by the federal Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup.  “Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate” updates a 2011 National Action Plan and outlines priority actions to make progress in three… Continue reading EPA Releases Updated National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

EPA · lakes · pollution

EPA’s National Lakes Assessment Finds Nutrient Pollution is Widespread in Lakes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the results of a national assessment showing that nutrient pollution is widespread in the nation’s lakes, with 4 in 10 lakes suffering from too much nitrogen and phosphorus.Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms, lower oxygen levels, degraded habitat for fish and other life, and lower water… Continue reading EPA’s National Lakes Assessment Finds Nutrient Pollution is Widespread in Lakes

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NH Rivers Council report two dry rivers due to drought

Michele Tremblay, president of The New Hampshire Rivers Council writes, “I am saddened to report that two rivers, the Exeter and the Spicket are no longer running. When we think of rivers, a lot of words and pictures come to mind: water, flow, torrent, source-to-sea… For these two rivers, none of those words or pictures… Continue reading NH Rivers Council report two dry rivers due to drought

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