Water: Habitat Protection
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Information About Your Water
Water Quality Where You Fish
- America's Living Oceans Charting a Course for Sea Change BROKEN
Pew Oceans Commission Releases Final Findings and Recommendations
- What is a watershed?
- Learn about the watershed where you fish ORPHAN
Choose a navigation option. This ultimately leads to watershed level information.
- Summary of the water quality conditions in your state ORPHAN
Select a state from the map. It will lead to a page filled with links to water quality data about each state.
- State Water Quality Report
Every two years, each state provides a water quality report to Congress. This is also known as the 305(b) Report to Congress. The 2002 version is available.
- National Fish Consumption Advisories Database
Find out about existing fish consumption advisories in the bodies of water you fish.
- Find out what you can do to prevent potential harm caused by lead fishing sinkers to both humans and wildlife.
- Polluted runoff: the nation's largest source of water quality problems
Polluted runoff, also known as Nonpoint Source Pollution, is the main reason that approximately 40 percent of our rivers, lakes, and estuaries are not clean enough for fishing.
- Pfiesteria piscicida - a toxic dinoflagellate associated with fish lesions and fish kills in mid-Atlantic Coastal Waters
What You Can Do