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Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force

Resources Related to Gulf Hypoxia, Nutrient Pollution and the Mississippi River Basin

The links on this page provide resources related to hypoxia, nutrient pollution, the Mississippi River Basin, and the Gulf of Mexico.  See the ‘Key Hypoxia Task Force Resources’ box for documents regarding the Hypoxia Task Force.

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Hypoxia and the Gulf of Mexico

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Funding and Tools 

EPA Watershed Academy 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Watershed Academy offers a variety of self-paced online training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field. The modules are organized by six themes, and several address nutrient-related topics. The Watershed Academy also provides archived audio presentations, PowerPoint files, and other webcast-related materials from webcasts conducted on nutrient-related topics. 

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EPA Nutrient Policy and Data

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool

To facilitate state and local efforts to reduce nutrient pollution, EPA released a new Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool. The goal of the tool is to support states in their nitrogen and phosphorus analyses by providing the most current data available on: the extent and magnitude of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution; water quality problems related to this pollution; and potential pollution sources in a format that is readily-accessible and easy-to-use. With this comprehensive data, EPA, the states, and other stakeholders will be able to more quickly gather additional, less-accessible data and develop effective source reduction strategies for nitrogen and phosphorus.

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EPA Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Website

EPA developed an improved website about nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to provide the public with information about this type of pollution—where it comes from, its impacts on human health and aquatic ecosystems, and actions that people can take to help reduce it. EPA's website also includes updated information on states' progress in developing numeric water quality criteria for nutrients as part of their water quality standards regulations. EPA recognizes that states and local communities are best positioned to restore and protect their waters, and the agency is providing technical guidance and tools to help states develop numeric nutrient criteria for their water bodies.

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Other Federal Agencies' Relevant Webpages

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution

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Models

Modeling Resources and Guidance

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Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

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Documents/Guidance

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Water Quality Standards

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Water Quality Trading

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National Academies Reports

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