Water: Office of Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds
Rivers & Streams
For information on programs and actions to protect and restore rivers, streams and other aquatic resources, see Protecting Watersheds.
Wadeable Streams Assessment: A Collaborative Survey of the Nation's Streams (WSA).
This is the first-ever, statistically-valid survey of the biological condition of the Nation's streams.
Survey of the Nation’s Rivers:
EPA and its state, tribal, federal and other partners are beginning work on a survey of the quality of the nation’s rivers. It is one of a series being implemented to periodically generate statistically-valid and environmentally relevant reports on the condition of the nation’s water resources.
National Assessment Database:
This website provides a summary of state-reported water quality information and allows the user to view assessments of individual assessed waterbodies.
Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A Methods Manual
This document describes volunteer stream monitoring methods for volunteers, including habitat assessment, macroinvertebrate monitoring, and chemical monitoring approaches.
Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Wadeable Streams and Rivers:
Periphyton, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, and Fish, 2nd edition This document describes refined and revised methods for conducting cost-effective biological assessments of streams and small rivers. It focuses on periphyton, benthic macroinvertebrates and fish assemblages, and on assessing the quality of the physical habitat.
Mississippi River Basin
This site provides information about the issues, organizations and activities that involve the Mississippi River basin.
American Heritage Rivers
An interagency initiative to provide focused support for 14 designated rivers, and services and information for others interested in river protection and restoration.
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