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Quality of America's Lakes

As required by Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act, EPA transmits to Congress the National Water Quality Inventory Report (305(b) Report). Based on water quality information submitted by States, Tribes, and Territories, including information on lakes, this document characterizes our water quality, identifies widespread water quality problems, and describes various programs implemented to restore and protect our waters.

Water Quality Report

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Cannonsville Reservoir in New York - The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) published a special issue of their Lake and Reservoir Management journal on the Cannonsville Reservoir in New York. This journal includes 22 technical articles summarizing scientific and related modeling efforts for Cannonsville Reservoir. This reservoir is the third largest, and one of the most eutrophic, of 19 water supply reservoirs operated by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. EPA's Watershed Branch provided support to NALMS under a cooperative agreement to print and distribute additional copies of this journal. If you would like a copy of this journal, please contact:

Jeff Gratz
US EPA Region 2
299 Broadway (25th floor)
New York, NY 10007-1866


Anne Weinberg
Assessment and Watershed Protection Division (4503T)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
email: weinberg.anne@epa.gov


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