Assessment of Nonpoint Pollution in Washington State
Assessment of Nonpoint Pollution in Washington State (Number of pages: 126) (Publication Size: 4570KB)
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Note: Spreadsheets for Appendices A and C
|Author(s)||Wong, S. and P. Pickett|
|Description||This study researched and documented nonpoint source pollution in Washington State, including the linkage between land uses, human activities, and nonpoint pollution. The study evaluated information produced since 2005, including:
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance
• Recent research
• Nonpoint pollution reduction targets in Total Maximum Daily Load studies
• Section 319 grants
• Case studies from the Walla Walla, Lower Yakima, Dungeness, and Samish Basins.
The study describes the impacts of different nonpoint pollution sources, including: agriculture; urban and residential areas; hydromodification; marinas and boating; forests; atmospheric deposition; and natural sources. Results show that nonpoint pollution from these sources is widespread in Washington and causes a variety of water pollution problems. Best management practices can help reduce pollution impacts.
Spreadsheet files for Appendices A and C are linked to the report above as zip files.
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|Keywords||nonpoint source, Section 319, TMDL, pollution|
|WEB PAGE||Models and tools for water quality improvement|
Washington's Water Quality Management Plan to Control Nonpoint Sources of Pollution
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