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Criteria Development Guidance: Lakes and Reservoirs

The Nutrient Criteria Technical Guidance Manual: Lakes and Reservoirs is one in a series of waterbody-specific documents that support the National Nutrient Strategy. The intent of these documents is to provide States and Tribes with methods to assess waterbody nutrient impairment and develop ecoregion-specific nutrient criteria.

  • Federal Register Notice (May 23, 2000)
  • Fact Sheet (April 2000)
  • Document: Nutrient Criteria Technical Guidance Manual: Lakes and Reservoirs
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: Basis for Lake and Reservoir Nutrient Criteria
    • Chapter 3: Preliminary Steps for Criteria Development
    • Chapter 4: Establishing an Appropriate Database
    • Chapter 5: Candidate Variables for Criteria Setting
    • Chapter 6: Identifying and Characterizing Reference Conditions
    • Chapter 7: Nutrient Criteria Development
    • Chapter 8: Using Nutrient Criteria to Protect Water Quality
    • Chapter 9: Modeling Tools
    • References
    • Appendices