Water-quality assessment of the central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho
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Water-quality assessment of the central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho analysis of available nutrient and pesticide data for ground water, 1942-92 by Jones, Joseph L.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor] in Tacoma, Wash, Denver, CO .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Water quality -- Columbia Plateau.,
  • Groundwater -- Pollution -- Columbia Plateau.,
  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- Columbia Plateau.,
  • Nutrient pollution of water -- Columbia Plateau.,
  • Columbia Plateau.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Joseph L. Jones and Richard J. Wagner.
SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 94-4258.
ContributionsWagner, Richard J., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 119 p. :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15422060M

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Water-quality assessment of the central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho: analysis of available nutrient and pesticide data for ground water, [Jones, Joseph L.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Water-quality assessment of the central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho: analysis of available nutrient and pesticide data for ground waterAuthor: Joseph L. Jones. Water-quality assessment of the central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho; analysis of available nutrient and pesticide data for ground water, Series title: Water-Resources Investigations Report: Series number: DOI: /wri Edition-Year Published: Language: ENGLISH: Publisher. 2 Water Quality in the Central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, –95 Palouse subunit North-Central subunit Washington Idaho Central Columbia Plateau study unit Quincy-Pasco subunit which is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant level (MCL). The highest exceedance rates occur where fertilizer use and irrigation File Size: 2MB. Water Quality in the Central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, By Alex K. Williamson, Mark D. Munn, Sarah J. Ryker, Richard J. Wagner, James C. Ebbert, and Ann M. Vanderpool. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR A contribution of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program.

Water quality in the Central Columbia Plateau of eastern Washington and western Idaho has been adversely affected by agriculture, especially in irrigated areas, according to the results of a five-year investigation by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). Some improvements, however, are noticeable, such as less sediment being washed into streams. The Columbia Plateau covers more t square miles within the Columbia River Basin in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho (fig. 1). More than 10 million acres support a $5 billion per year agricultural industry, among the most productive in the Nation. Clarke and Bryce-2 Hierarchical Subdivisions of the Columbia Plateau and Blue Mountains Ecoregions, Oregon and Washington Sharon E. Clarke Sandra A. Bryce.P' -AUTHORS SHARON E. CLARKE is a faculty research assistant, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR ; SANDRA A. BRYCE is a staff scientist, Dynamac International, Inc., National Health and Environmental Effects . District of Columbia Water Quality Thirty-six waterbody segments were monitored for water quality in order to meet the goals of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that apply to the District. Each of the waterbodies has been assigned designated uses in the District’s water .

We protect Washington waters from pollution so they meet state water quality standards. Assessment of state waters d. Straight to implementation. Total Maximum Daily Load process. Water quality standards. We restore and protect rivers, lakes, groundwater, and marine waters using water quality standards. Updates to the standards. Designated uses. Nutrients, Suspended Sediment, and Pesticides in Streams and Inigation Systems in the Central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho, Article Projects. The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encompassing approximat square miles (83, km 2) of land within the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, and ecoregion extends across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from The Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Borders: Eastern Cascades Slopes and Foothills . The Central Columbia Plateau/Yakima River Basin (CCYK) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) study unit is located in Central Washington, USA. The study unit is dominated by intensive agricultural practices, with irrigated agriculture a common practice for crop production (see study area description). Due to the intensive.