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The USGS role in Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) assessments

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/FS-130-01/

Detailed information on Total Maximum Daily Load, the total quantity of a pollutant that a stream can carry and still conform to water quality standards, used as a measurement in the monitoring, assessment, and remediation of polluted waters.

by Shipp, Allison A. and Cordy, Gail E.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 01-130
Related topics:
TMDL, Contamination and pollution, Hydrology, Surface water quality, Water sampling, Drainage basins

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