Design of the national water-quality assessment program

occurrence and distribution of water-quality conditions
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National Water Quality Assessment Program (U.S.), Water quality -- United States -- Measure

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Statementby Robert J. Gilliom, William M. Alley, and Martin E. Gurtz.
SeriesU.S. Geological Survey circular ;, 1112
ContributionsAlley, William M., Gurtz, Martin E.
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LC ClassificationsTD223 .G465 1995
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Open LibraryOL781100M
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The surface-water design focuses on streams. In the s it was determined that existing ambient and compliance-monitoring data could not satisfactorily evaluate the results of hundreds of billions of dollars spent for water-pollution abatement in the United States.

At the request of the US Congress, a new programme, the National Water-Quality Assessment, was designed and implemented by government agency, the US Geological Survey.

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