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POSTER: Using biological and habitat metrics to determine the effectiveness of TMDLs: A Case Study

 
Publication number Date Published
12-03-033June 2012
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Author(s) Collyard, S., M. Von Prause, and G. Onwumere
Description In 2009, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) developed a Quality Assurance Project Plan describing a technical study that uses macroinvertebrates, periphyton, and related habitat indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) in improving water quality in the Deschutes River. The goal of this monitoring project is to summarize and link watershed-based cleanup efforts to changes in biological communities (macroinvertebrate and periphyton. This poster outlines the initial process in which biological indices are chosen and used as benchmarks for demonstrating water quality improvements in future monitoring efforts.

This poster was presented at the National Water Quality Monitoring Council Conference in Portland Oregon, May 1-4, 2012.

NOTES: This poster is not available in printed form.
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Keywords TMDL
WEB PAGE Total Maximum Daily Load Effectiveness Monitoring in Washington State Fresh Waters
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Water Quality Study Design (Quality Assurance Project Plan): Deschutes River Multi-parameter Total Maximum Daily Load Effectiveness Monitoring Pilot Project.