National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Hydromodification
The primary goal of this guidance document is to provide technical assistance to states, territories, tribes, and the public for managing hydromodification activities and reducing associated NPS pollution of surface and ground water. The document describes examples of the implementation of practices that can be used to reduce NPS pollution from activities associated with channelization and channel modification, dams, and streambank and shoreline erosion.
- What's the problem?
- What kind of pollution is impairing our Nation's waterbodies?
- What is EPA doing about it today?
- Is this a regulatory action?
- Why should I protect water quality?
- What are other organizations doing about it?
- What can I do about it?
- How do I know whether the guidance will be helpful to me?
- Where can I get a copy of the guidance?
|What YOU Can Do!|
|What can I do about it?||Use the final guidance and the techniques it describes.
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|How do I know whether the guidance will be helpful to me?||Check the table of contents and the overview, and skim a few chapters. Because the guidance is free, there's no cost to you to look at it. If you are interested in protecting and/or restoring waterbodies that are impacted by hyromodification, the guidance can help you better protect water quality.|
|Where can I get a copy of the guidance?||You can get more information about the guidance (EPA 841-B-07-002) or download the document (in PDF format) from Publications and Information Resources. Copies of the complete document can also be obtained by request from Chris Solloway at the above address, by e-mail (Solloway.Chris@epa.gov), or by calling (202) 566-1202.|
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- Front matter, disclaimer, table of contents (PDF) (12 pp, 722K)
- Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF) (11 pp, 255K)
- Chapter 2: Background (PDF) (27 pp, 603K)
- Chapter 3: Channelization and Channel Modification (PDF) (18 pp, 388K)
- Chapter 4: Dams (PDF) (22 pp, 391K)
- Chapter 5: Streambank and Shoreline Erosion (PDF) (10 pp, 270K)
- Chapter 6: Guiding Principles (PDF) (14 pp, 258K)
- Chapter 7: Practices for Implementing Management Measures (PDF) (125 pp, 4.0MB)
- Chapter 8: Modeling Information (PDF) (20 pp, 310K)
- Chapter 9: Dam Removal Requirements, Process, and Techniques (PDF) (4 pp, 153K)
- References (PDF) (24 pp, 282K)
- Resources (PDF) (9 pp, 112K)
- Appendix A: EPA Contacts (PDF) (4 pp, 270K)