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Nationwide assessment of streams and rivers
« on: March 31, 2013, 11:55:33 AM »
A few years back I helped do some of the fieldwork for a nationwide survey of the health of our rivers and streams. The EPA just released a draft copy of their report, and it's pretty depressing -- over half of all the sampled rivers were in "poor" shape, and just over a fifth were in "good" shape.

The full report is here:
http://water.epa.gov/type/rsl/monitoring/riverssurvey/upload/NRSA0809_Report_Final_508Compliant_130228.pdf

and the Clif Notes version here:
http://water.epa.gov/type/rsl/monitoring/riverssurvey/upload/NRSA200809_FactSheet_Report_508Compliant_130314.pdf

There's some interesting little tidbits in here.