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Watersheds & Wetlands

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Incorporating Wetlands into Watershed Planning (PDF) (130 pp, 1.4 MB) - February 2013 - includes Appendix of Federal Programs and Acts Affecting Wetlands

Programs relating to these topics are managed by the Watersheds & Wetlands Branch as follows:

The overall mission of the Water Division's Watersheds and Wetlands Branch (WWB) is to enhance State, Tribal, and local water quality and aquatic habitat management efforts through an active watershed and resource based approach. The Branch implements the provisions of Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, providing assistance to States to address Non-Point Source runoff.

The Branch protects high quality wetlands, increasing wetland acreage, and enhancing and restoring wetlands that have been lost. The Branch serves as the focal point for all activities related to the identification and listing of water bodies which are not attaining water quality standards per 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, and application of tools to address impairments, including the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).


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