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This list was generated from the list of tools circulated to the WC steering committee in December, 2007.

Tools for Assessing Future Conditions or Threats

EPA Global Change Research Program
Long-Term Impact Assessments (L-THIA)
The Smart Growth Leadership Institute

Watershed Characterization Tools

EPA Bacterial Indicator Tool
EPA Web-based Reach Indexing Tool WebRIT WATERS
American Forests: CITYgreen
Michigan States - Digital Watershed Tool
EPA Assessment Database
EPA Beach Watch
EPA Better Assessment Sceince Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS)
EPA Envirofacts
EPA NAD (National Assessment Database)
EPA NLFWA
EPA STORET Database
EPA Surf Your Watershed
EPA Water Quality Standard (WQS) Database
EPA WATERS (Waterhsed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results)
EPA Watershed Information Network
EPA Watershed Projects Inventory
EPA Web-based Reach Indexing Tool WebRIT WATERS
EPA Window to My Environment
EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment Program
Flow Restoration Database
FLOWS - Living with Flood Risk in a Changing Climate
Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration (IHA) Software
National Resources Inventory
National Small Flows Clearinghouse
Region 4 303d listing and TMDL tracking tool
GRASS- Open Source GIS
Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)
The Natural Resource Projects Inventory
The Nature Conservancy Fresh Water Assessment
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO)
USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program
USGS Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Information
USGS Ground Water Information Pages
USGS Seamless Data Distribution System, Earth Resources Observation and Science
USGS Water Data for the Nation
Water Resources Applications Software
WCS (Watershed Characterization System)
USGS Ground Water Information Pages
USGS Instanteous Data Archive
USDA CSREES National Water Program
USGS Chesapeake Bay Tools (COAST)
Data Quality Objectives tool (DQO-PRO)
U.S. Water Monitor
SERVIR
Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership (GoMODP)
Canadian Geospatial Data Portal
Goddard Space Center Global Change Master Directory
USACE Digital Data Mapping Tool

Building Partnership Tools

EPA Adopt your Watershed
EPA Environmental Science Connector
EPA Watershed Information Network
EPA Window to My Environment
National Water Modeling Workgroup
The Directory of Watershed Resources
Canadian Community Monitoring Tools and Science Hub
USGS Science in Your Watershed site
Center for Watershed Protection

Tools for Designing an Implementation Program

DMSTA: Dynamic Model for Stormwater Treatment Areas
EPA CREM (Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling)
EPA Adopt your Watershed
EPA Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Program
EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Estuarine and Great Lakes Program (EAGLES)
International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database
MP (Management Practices) Miner
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Center for Environmental Research
Plan2Fund
SET (NC Spreadsheet Site Evaluation Tool)
STARMAP (Space-Time Aquatic Resources Modeling and Analysis Program)
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Crontrol Point planning) - Pillsbury roots
CEAP Program NRCS

Tools for Setting Goals and Identifying Solutions

AGNPS
AnnAGNPS Pollutant Loading Model
BATHTUB
Center for Watershed Protection
DRAINMOD
EPA AQUATOX
HSPF
Causal Analysis / Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS)
LSPC
MINTEQA2
GIS-Based Phosphorus Loading Model (GISPLM)
GSSHA (Gridded Surface Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis)
Generalized Watershed Loading Functions and BasinSim (GWLF)
AVGWLF
PREDICT Tool for AVGWLF
IDLMAS
Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox
Nutrient Water Quality Criteria
Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange
TMDL Database
Water Quality Standard Database (WQSDB)
Watershed Analysis Risk Management Framework (WARMF)
Watershed Plan Builder
Mid-Atlantic Water - TMDL Reports
Kinematic Runoff and Erosion Model (KINEROS2)
Mercury Loading Model
MIKE-SHE
Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualization (MUSIC)
Riparian Ecosystem Management Model (REMM)
Source Loading and Management Model (SLAMM)
Spatially Referenced Regressions on Watershed Attributes (SPARROW)
Spreadsheet Tool for Estimating Pollutant Load (STEPL)
Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)
The USGS Surface-water quality and flow Modeling Interest Group (SMIG)
USGS Generation and Analysis of Model Simulation Scenarios (GenScn)

Tools for Developing Watershed Plans

EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Success Stories
Center for Watershed Protection

Tools for Measuring Progress

EPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocols


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The Watershed Approach Step Link Name URL Link Description
Assess Future Conditions or Threats EPA Global Change Research Program <a href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/gcrp">http://cfpub.epa.gov/gcrp</a> This

website is designed to provide a portal through which scientists, resource managers, and the public can access information about our program and our

partners.
Assess Future Conditions or Threats Long-Term Impact Assessments (L-THIA) <a href="http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/runoff/lthia/lthia_index.htm">http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/runoff/lthia/lthia_index.htm </a> L-THIA,

Long-Term Hydrologic Impact Assessment, is designed to help people to quantify the impact of land use change on the quantity and quality of their water. This tool uses the land use and a soil characteristic from the user along with thirty years of precipitation data to determine the average impact that a particular land use change or set of changes will have on both the

annual runoff and the average amount of several non-point source pollutants.
Assess Future Conditions or Threats The Smart Growth Leadership Institute <a href="http://www.sgli.org/">http://www.sgli.org</a> This

institute is a product of Smart Growth America and develops strategies and tools to help communities gain greater control over the pace and pattern of

development.
Build Partnerships EPA Adopt your Watershed <a href="http://www.epa.gov/adopt/">http://www.epa.gov/adopt/</a> This

site enables users to cooperatively work with other citizens and

organizations to protect and restore area watersheds.
Build Partnerships EPA Environmental Science Connector <a href="http://badger.epa.gov/portal/page?_pageid=776,1572655&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL">http://badger.epa.gov/portal/page?_pageid=776,1572655&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL</a> This

link will direct the user to the  Environmental Science Connector homepage.  The user will be able to request access, view a tutorial and find out more on the tool. This tool also contains a

collaborative workspace and an FTP site to upload documents.
Build Partnerships EPA Watershed Information Network <a href="http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed">http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed</a> This

site is a gateway to a variety of tools that can be used when assessing and

restoring a user's watershed.
Build Partnerships EPA Window to My Environment <a href="http://www.epa.gov/enviro/wme/">http://www.epa.gov/enviro/wme/</a> This

site provides a wide range of federal, state, and local information about

environmental conditions and features in the area selected by the user.  
Build Partnerships The Directory of Watershed Resources  <a href="http://efc.boisestate.edu/watershed/">http://efc.boisestate.edu/watershed/</a> The

Directory of Watershed Resources is an on-line, searchable database for watershed restoration funding. The database includes information on federal, state (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), private, and other funding sources and assistance. Users can query the information in a variety of ways

including agency sponsor, keyword, or by a detailed search.  
Build Partnerships Canadian - Community Monitoring Tools and Science Hub http://www.ccmn.ca/english/tools.html The

Canadian Community Monitoring Network has evolved into the Citizen Science Network. An electronic hub for the network has been created at www.citizenscience.ca. The site has a directory of community-based monitoring and citizen science organizations from across Canada, as well as a rich toolkit of relevant resources, and an on-line listing of events. Citizen science monitoring groups are welcome to create a profile for the monitoring

initiative on the site and join the list serve serving the community
Build Partnerships USGS Science in Your Watershed site http://water.usgs.gov/wsc/watersheds.html Welcome

to the U.S. Geological Survey's "Science in Your Watershed" Web site. The purpose of this site is to help you find scientific information organized on a watershed basis. This information, coupled with observations and measurements made by the watershed groups, provides a powerful foundation for characterizing, assessing, analyzing, and maintaining the status and health of a watershed.  Discussions with watershed groups across the country resulted in this web site. This web site provides access to: Locate Your Watershed - use the mapping interface to locate your watershed and link to additional information from your watershed. Information Discovery - find projects, publications, and databases related to your watershed. Data Integration - learn more about how you can use scientific data to understand

your watershed. 
Build Partnerships Center

for Watershed Protection: Watershed and Wetland Protection for Local

Officials Web site!
http://www.cwp.org/wetlands/naco.htm#one NACO work by CWP for Local governments
Characterize the Watershed American Forests: CITYgreen <a href="http://www.americanforests.org/productsandpubs/citygreen">http://www.americanforests.org/productsandpubs/citygreen</a> CITYgreen

is a powerful GIS application for land-use planning and policy-making. The software conducts complex statistical analyses of ecosystem services and creates easy-to-understand maps and reports. CITYgreen calculates dollar

benefits based on your specific site conditions.
Characterize the Watershed Michigan States - Digital Watershed Tool http://35.8.121.101/water/index.htm Digital

Watershed- an online erosion and deposition modeling function as a demo for online environmental modeling to show the concept. The database contains all regulated facilities, river network, DEM, state soil and other data layers. The digital watershed site is interconnected with Michigan's local level watershed information system by the scaling function. You can access the Michigan's local level watershed information system at

http://www.hydra.iwr.msu.edu/water/. 
Characterize the Watershed EPA Assessment Database <a href="http://www.epa.gov/waters/adb/">http://www.epa.gov/waters/adb/</a> This

database application is used for tracking water quality assessment data,

including attainment, and causes andsources of impairment.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Bacterial Indicator Tool <a href="http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/ftp/basins/system/BASINS3/bit.htm">http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/ftp/basins/system/BASINS3/bit.htm</a> The

Bacterial Indicator Tool is a spreadsheet that estimates the bacteria contribution from multiple sources. Output from the tool is used as input to WinHSPF and the Hydrological Simulation Program Fortran (HSPF) water quality model in BASINS. The tool estimates the monthly accumulation rate of fecal coliform bacteria on four land uses (cropland, forested, built-up, and pastureland), as well as the asymptotic limit for the accumulation should no washoff occur. The tool also estimates the direct input of fecal coliform bacteria to streams from grazing agricultural animals and failing septic

systems.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Beach Watch <a href="http://www.epa.gov/beaches">http://www.epa.gov/beaches</a> This site provides information on the nation's beaches.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Better Assessment Sceince Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS) <a href="http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/basins">http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/basins</a> BASINS

is a multi-purpose environmental analysis system that integrates a geographical information system (GIS), national watershed data, and state-of-the-art environmental assessment and modeling tools into one

convenient package.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Envirofacts <a href="http://www.epa.gov/enviro/">http://www.epa.gov/enviro/</a> Welcome

to Envirofacts, a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.

Information in Envirofacts is accessible in a variety of ways from our homepage. We suggest that users unfamiliar with Envirofacts begin with Quick Start. This feature allows you to retrieve a sampling of information pertaining to your area by entering a specific ZIP Code, City and State, or County and State. If you want more in-depth information about a particular subject area, you may select from a list of available Topics, which includes Waste, Water, Toxics, Air, Radiation, Land, Other, and Maps. If you are an experienced user, however, you may be interested in our Advanced Capabilities option. This option will allow you to go directly to the Queries, Maps, or

Reports feature that interests you.
Characterize the Watershed EPA NAD (National Assessment Database) http://www.epa.gov/waters/305b/index.html This

website provides a summary of state-reported water quality information and allows the user to view assessments of individual waterbodies. It presents data in a format designed for quick reference by water quality professionals and those familiar with water quality reporting. EPA is working with the

states to improve future electronic reporting. 
Characterize the Watershed EPA NLFWA <a href="http://map1.epa.gov/">http://map1.epa.gov/</a> The

database includes all available information describing state-, tribal-, and federally-issued fish consumption advisories in the United States for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. Territories, and in Canada for the 12 provinces and territories. The database contains information

provided to EPA by the states, tribes, territories and Canada.
Characterize the Watershed EPA STORET Database <a href="http://www.epa.gov/storet/dbtop.html">http://www.epa.gov/storet/dbtop.html</a> This

database maintains two data management systems containing water quality information for the nation's waters: the Legacy Data Center (LDC), and STORET. The LDC is a static, archived database and STORET is an operational

system actively being populated with water quality data.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Surf Your Watershed <a href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm">http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm </a> This site enables users to located a watershed by searching by geographic unit.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Water Quality Standard Database <a href="http://www.epa.gov/wqsdatabase/">http://www.epa.gov/wqsdatabase/</a> This

Web site provides access to several WQS reports with information about designated uses, waterbody names, state numeric water quality criteria, and EPA recommended numeric water quality criteria. Using standard reports, you can compare WQS information across the nation. Click on the Reports to view

WQSDB attributes.
Characterize the Watershed EPA WATERS (Waterhsed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results) <a href="http://www.epa.gov/waters/">http://www.epa.gov/waters/</a> WATERS

unites water quality information that was previously only available from independent and unconnected databases. 

All information is displayed with results and associated maps.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Watershed Information Network <a href="http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed">http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed</a> This

site is a gateway to a variety of tools that can be used when assessing and

restoring a user's watershed.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Watershed Projects Inventory <a href="http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/wpi">http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/wpi</a> This

site provides information on past, current and future resource-based projects

that handles multiple resource issues.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Web-based Reach Indexing Tool WebRIT WATERS <a href="http://www.epa.gov/waters/webrit">http://www.epa.gov/waters/webrit</a> WebRIT

is a tool used to present assessment, tracking and environmental research

results information.
Characterize the Watershed EPA Window to My Environment <a href="http://www.epa.gov/enviro/wme/">http://www.epa.gov/enviro/wme/</a> This

site provides a wide range of federal, state, and local information about

environmental conditions and features in the area selected by the user.  
Characterize the Watershed EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment Program <a href="http://epa.gov/reva/reva-strategy.pdf">http://epa.gov/reva/reva-strategy.pdf</a> This

document presents approaches to quantifying regional ecological vulnerabilities so that risk management activities can be targeted and

prioritized.
Characterize the Watershed Flow Restoration Database <a href="http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/files/flowdb_6_05.pdf">http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/files/flowdb_6_05.pdf</a> This

database describes efforts to restore river flow conditions to benefit river ecosystem health.  These efforts include modifying dam operations, removing dams, managing ground water pumping, and other strategies to restore river flows.  Case studies, reports and other citations from around the world are summarized. 

Presently, the database lists 855 rivers in 53 countries.
Characterize the Watershed FLOWS - Living with Flood Risk in a Changing Climate <a href="http://www.flows.nu/">http://www.flows.nu/#</a> This

site outlines flood risk research and presents modeling scenarios for further

explanation.
Characterize the Watershed Indicators

of Hydrologic Alteration (IHA) Software for Understanding Hydrologic Changes

in Ecologically-Relevant Terms
<a href="http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/conservationtools/art17004.html">http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/conservationtools/art17004.html</a> This

link will provide a tool to assist in the collection and maintenance of daily

hydrologic data.
Characterize the Watershed National Listing of Fish and Wildlife Advisories (NLFWA) Database <a href="http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records/GCMD_EPA_FISH.html">http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records/GCMD_EPA_FISH.html</a>  The National Listing of Fish and Wildlife

Advisories (NLFWA) database
includes all available information describing state-, tribal-, and
federally-issued fish consumption advisories in the United States for
the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. Territories,
and in Canada for the 12 provinces and territories. The database
contains information provided to EPA by the states, tribes,

territories and Canada. 
Characterize the Watershed National Resources Inventory <a href="http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/TECHNICAL/NRI">http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/TECHNICAL/NRI</a> This

inventory provides statistical information on land use and natural resource

condition surveys and trends.
Characterize the Watershed National Small Flows Clearinghouse <a href="http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/nsfc/">http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/nsfc/</a> This tool provides information, resources and assistance for wastewater systems.
Characterize the Watershed Region 4 303d listing and TMDL tracking tool  http://r4tmdl.tetratech-ffx.com/ This

tool is a GIS, 303d and monitoring database. Users are able to obtain TMDL

report summaries.
Characterize the Watershed Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) <a href="http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/sdwis/sdwis_ov.html">http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/sdwis/sdwis_ov.html</a> The

Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water

regulations, as reported to EPA by the states.
Characterize the Watershed The Natural Resource Projects Inventory <a href="http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/nrpi">http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/nrpi</a> This

site provides information on thousands of conservation, mitigation and

restoration projects being developed and implemented throughout California.
Characterize the Watershed The Nature Conservancy Fresh Water Assessment <a href="http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/resources/art17025.html">http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/resources/art17025.html</a> This

link will provide documents and tools assisting in the identification of

Freshwater sustainability efforts.
Characterize the Watershed U.S. Census Bureau <a href="http://www.census.gov/">http://www.census.gov</a> This

site provides information on the nation's population and business growth and

decline.
Characterize the Watershed U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO) <a href="http://www.ncgc.nrcs.usda.gov/products/datasets/statsgo">http://www.ncgc.nrcs.usda.gov/products/datasets/statsgo</a> STATSGO provides spatial and tabular soil data.
Characterize the Watershed USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program <a href="http://fia.fs.fed.us/">http://fia.fs.fed.us</a> This

site provides information needed to assess and evaluation the nation's

forests, management practices, status and trends.
Characterize the Watershed USGS Digital Elevation Model Information <a href="http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/elevation/dpi_dem.html">http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/elevation/dpi_dem.html</a> DEM's

tool assists in the generation of three-dimensional graphics displaying terrain slope, apsect (direction of slope), and terrain profiles between

selected points
Characterize the Watershed USGS Ground Water Information Pages <a href="http://water.usgs.gov/ogw/gwsw.html">http://water.usgs.gov/ogw/gwsw.html</a> This tool provides useful information on ground-water resources and activities.
Characterize the Watershed USGS Seamless Data Distribution System, Earth Resources Observation and Science <a href="http://seamless.usgs.gov/">http://seamless.usgs.gov</a> This

site allows the user to download national and international datasets from a

variety of hosts.
Characterize the Watershed USGS Water Data for the Nation <a href="http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis">http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis</a> This

site provides access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Online access to this data is organized around the categories listed to the left.

The USGS investigates the occurrence, quantity, quality, distribution, and movement of surface and underground waters and disseminates the data to the public, State and local governments, public and private utilities, and other

Federal agencies involved with managing our water resources. 
Characterize the Watershed Water Resources Applications Software <a href="http://water.usgs.gov/software/surface_water.html">http://water.usgs.gov/software/surface_water.html</a> This

site provides links to additional tools and documents addressing surface and

groundwater modeling inquieries.
Characterize the Watershed WCS (Watershed Characterization System) http://wcs.tetratech-ffx.com/ The

Watershed Characterization System (WCS) is an Arcview-based system designed to provide users tools and an initial set of watershed data for characterizing and thereby understanding their watersheds. It can be used to assist users complete the watershed characterization phase required in

developing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).
Characterize the Watershed USGS Ground Water Information Pages http://ogw01.er.usgs.gov/USGSGWNetworks.asp The

USGS has a distributed water database that is locally managed. Surface water, ground water, and water quality data are rolled up from these local, distributed databases into a national information system. The ground-water database contains records from about 850,000 wells that have been compiled during the course of ground-water hydrology studies over the past 100 years. Information from these wells is served via the Internet through NWISWeb, the National Water Information System Web Interface. NWISWeb provides all USGS ground-water data that are approved for public release. This large number of sites is excellent for some uses, but complicates retrievals when the user is interested in specific networks, or wells in an active water-level measurement

program.
Characterize the Watershed USGS Instanteous Data Archive. http://ida.water.usgs.gov/ida/index.cfm?ncd=24 United

States Geological Survey has collected continuous stage, discharge, and other instantaneous time-series data on the nations rivers and streams. These time-series data have been and are typically recorded at intervals ranging from 5 to 60 minutes. These instantaneous data have been processed into and published as various daily values, such as the daily maximum, minimum, and/or mean. Because the published record are daily values, the original instantaneous data have not historically been officially approved, published, or made widely available. This web site has been established to make available as much historical instantaneous data from USGS data collection stations as possible. Although this site currently serves instantaneous discharge (streamflow) data only, work is planned to extend it to other

time-series parameters in the future.
characterize the Watershed USDA CREES National Water Program http://www.usawaterquality.org/about/default.html The

mission of the National Water Program is to create and disseminate knowledge that insures a safe and reliable source of water of the appropriate quality to meet the needs of:  Food and fiber production, Human health, use, and economic growth, and Maintenance and protection of natural environmental systems throughout the United States and its territories. This mission is accomplished through research, education, and extension programs to protect and improve water resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds (including forest lands,

rangelands, and croplands).
Characterize the Watershed USGS Chesapeake Bay Tools (COAST) http://chesapeake.usgs.gov/ds_tools.html  10/15/2007

-Chesapeake On-line Assessment Support Tools (COAST). We have gathered four pieces of information that are currently available and will be integrated into COAST. The information includes: a. outputs from the USGS SPARROW model to better assess areas of high nutrient loading and their respective sources in different tributary strategy basins. b. an overview of ground-water contributions to streams (base-flow index). This information can be used to further assess watersheds more likely to be a rapid improvement in water quality (because more of the run-off travels through surface water vs. ground water). c. Map of overall sediment sources to the Bay (which will be replaced by SPARROW sediment model information in the future). d. Monitoring trend results for selected sites in the

watershed to help assess water-quality improvements. 
Characterize the Watershed Data Quality Objectives tool http://www.instantref.com/tutorial.htm DQO-PRO

was designed to help specifically with the "Optimize Design" step of EPA's Data Quality Objectives (DQO) process. The DQO process is a structured way to plan data collection efforts. It was developed by the U.S. EPA Quality Assurance Management Staff (QAMS) to help decision makers define the specific questions that a data collection effort is intended to answer, identify the decisions that will be made using the data, and define the

allowable risk of decision errors in specific, quantitative terms.
Characterize the Watershed NOAA, NRCS, USGS -Water portal demo http://watermonitor.gov Water monitoring portal demo site 4/2007
Characterize the Watershed NASA Meso America One Stop Geospatial data website http://servir.nsstc.nasa.gov/index.html Posted

Oct. 4, 2007 - This website will be taken offline within the next 90 days. The new website for SERVIR will be hosted by the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of the Caribbean and Latin America (CATHALAC). The new URL will be

http://www.servir.net/. Please make a note of this activity.
Characterize the Watershed Front

page  Global Earth Observation System

of Systems
http://www.epa.gov/geoss/ GEOSS

is envisioned as a large national and international cooperative effort to bring together existing and new hardware and software, making it all compatible in order to supply data and information at no cost. The U.S. and developed nations have a unique role in developing and maintaining the system, collecting data, enhancing data distribution, and providing models to help all of the world's nations. EPA has a strong commitment to the GEOSS

initiative.
Characterize the Watershed Tools page GEOSS http://www.epa.gov/geoss/eos/text_tool.html There

are numerous datasets, models, decision support tools, and programs that EPA manages, oversees, supports, or uses. Identifying these tools is key to the development of a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). Other federal agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Geological Service also work with a myriad of databases, models, and programs that will

also contribute to the GEOSS.
Characterize the Watershed Gulf

of Maine Data Ocean Data Partnership -Site and Tools (portals - authoring

tools)
http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/KeywordSearch/Home.do?Portal=gomodp&MetadataTy This

portal provides access to information for datasets and services collected and

maintained by the GoMODP.
Characterize the Watershed Gulf of Maine Admin Site http://www.gomodp.org/ This

is the collaborative website for the Gulf of Maine Data Partnership. It will be used by the partners to document our project's objectives, and strategies and plans to meet those objectives. This site willl be used to schedule and set meetings, find agendas, and publish meeting notes. Every individual

associated with the Data Partnership is encouraged to participate.
Characterize the Watershed Canadian Geospatial Data Portal site http://www.geoconnections.org/en/index.html;jsessionid=5B3519EE47938672739CB629249BD4A8.app1 GeoConnections

helps decision-makers use online location-based (or "geospatial") information, such as maps and satellite images, to tackle some of Canada's most pressing challenges. The program focuses on working with partners in public health, public safety and security, the environment and sustainable

development, Aboriginal matters, and geomatics technology development
Characterize the Watershed Goddard Space Center Global Change Master Directory  http://gcmd.nasa.gov/ The

mission of the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) is to enable the scientific community to discover and access Earth science data and services through distributed, integrated information technology systems. The GCMD offers authoring tools to achieve this mission, which conform to international standards. Tools are available to write, directly submit, and

directly update metadata records.
Characterize the Watershed USACE Digital Data Mapping Tool https://rsgis.crrel.usace.army.mil/corpsmap/ The

CorpsMap Map Browser is an interactive map that provides visual access to the CorpsMap datasets. Features on the map can be browsed, queried, and measured. The map can be resized to fit within a users browser window and exported as a

pre-formatted map for easy printing.
Characterize the Watershed GRASS- Open Source GIS http://grass.ibiblio.org/index.php Commonly

referred to as GRASS, this is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many

governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies
Design an Implementation Program DMSTA: Dynamic Model for Stormwater Treatment Areas <a href="http://wwwalker.net/dmsta/reservoirs/index.htm">http://wwwalker.net/dmsta/reservoirs/index.htm</a> The

Dynamic Model for Stormwater Treatment Areas (DMSTA) was developed to support design of wetland treatment areas to remove phosphorus from runoff and Lake Okeechobee discharges.  The model has been calibrated to over 100 datasets derived from experimental tanks, field test cells, natural wetlands, operating STA's, wastewater treatment wetlands, and a few lakes north of the Okeechobee.  Most of these datasets represented relatively shallow marshes dominated by emergent or submerged vegetation.  This report describes model enhancements

and calibration to support application to storage reservoirs.
Design an Implementation Program EPA Adopt your Watershed <a href="http://www.epa.gov/adopt/">http://www.epa.gov/adopt/</a> This

site enables users to cooperatively work with other citizens and

organizations to protect and restore area watersheds.
Design an Implementation Program EPA CREM (Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling) <a href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/crem/cremlib.cfm">http://cfpub.epa.gov/crem/cremlib.cfm</a> This

site allows the user to access a wide variety of modeling documents and

information.
Design an Implementation Program EPA Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Program <a href="http://www.epa.gov/emap">http://www.epa.gov/emap</a> EMAP

aims to advance the science of ecological monitoring and ecological risk assessment, guide national monitoring with improved scientific understanding of ecosystem integrity and dynamics, and demonstrate multi-agency monitoring through large regional projects. EMAP develops indicators to monitor the condition of ecological resources. EMAP also investigates designs that address the acquisition, aggregation, and analysis of multiscale and

multitier data.
Design an Implementation Program EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Estuarine and Great Lakes Program (EAGLES) <a href="http://www.epa.gov/emap/star/index.html">http://www.epa.gov/emap/star/index.html </a> STAR

program funds research grants and graduate fellowships in numerous environmental science and engineering disciplines through a competitive solicitation process and independent peer review.  These Programs were designed to identify, evaluate, recommend and potentially develop a suite of new, integrative indicators of ecological condition, integrity, and/or sustainability that can be incorporated into long-term monitoring programs and which will complement

ORD's intramural coastal monitoring program.
Design an Implementation Program International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database http://www.bmpdatabase.org/ The

overall purpose of the project is to provide scientifically sound information

to improve the design, selection and performance of BMPs.
Design an Implementation Program MP (Management Practices) Minor http://yukon.tetratech-ffx.com/mpminer/index.jsp  MP Miner is a searchable database of

documented non-point source pollution management practice implementations. The information contained in the database was collected from various

scientific texts, journals, web sites, and presentations.
Design an Implementation Program National Agricultural Statistics Service <a href="http://www.nass.usda.gov/Surveys/Remotely_Sensed_Data_Crop_Yield/index.asp">http://www.nass.usda.gov/Surveys/Remotely_Sensed_Data_Crop_Yield/index.asp</a> This

paper discusses the limited use that NASS has made of remotely sensed data for crop condition monitoring and crop yield forecasting and estimation. It also highlights obstacles that need to be overcome for more extended use of

remotely sensed data for these purposes.
Design an Implementation Program National Center for Environmental Research <a href="http://es.epa.gov/ncer">http://es.epa.gov/ncer</a> This

site provides information on NCER and their mission of supporting research

through grants and the presentation of research opportunities.
Design an Implementation Program Plan2Fund <a href="http://sspa.boisestate.edu/efc/Tools_Services/Plan2Fund/plan2fund.htm">http://sspa.boisestate.edu/efc/Tools_Services/Plan2Fund/plan2fund.htm</a> Plan2FundÔ

is a Watershed Planning Tool developed by the Environmental Finance Center at Boise State University that helps organizations determine their funding needs to meet the goals and objectives of their Watershed Program Plan.

 Plan2FundÔ walks users through estimating the costs of their Watershed Program Plan’s Goals and Objective, assessing any local matches, and determining funding needs to meet your Goals and Objectives.  The results from Plan2FundÔ can be used to search for funding sources utilizing the Environmental Finance Center’s internet-based Directory of Watershed Resources.   

Design an Implementation Program SET (NC Spreadsheet Site Evaluation Tool) http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/LUESA/Water+and+Land+Resources/Programs/Water+Quality/Huntersville+Ordinance/Home.htm This

tool that can help the user assess the environmental impacts and costs of a

site's stormwater design.
Design an Implementation Program STARMAP (Space-Time Aquatic Resources Modeling and Analysis Program) <a href="http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/projects/starmap/rrqrr_index.htm">http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/projects/starmap/rrqrr_index.htm </a> This

toolbox consists of three tools that generate a RRQRR sequence raster, filter the RRQRR sequence raster against a probability raster, and generate sample site locations. The RRQRR toolbox is flexible because it allows existing points to be incorporated into the RRQRR
sequence raster, uses the ArcInfo raster format as its data backbone, and is scripted in Python for ArcGIS version 9.1. The functionality and flexibility of the RRQRR toolbox makes it useful for natural resource

sampling applications.
Design an Implementation Program HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Crontrol Point planning - Pillsbury roots http://www.haccp-nrm.org/ Hazard

Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) planning has been modified from the food industry for natural resource work. Around the world industry uses the HACCP planning tool to remove product contamination. In natural resource pathways, hitchhiking species are considered contaminants. HACCP’s comprehensive planning identifies these species and the risk of contamination while documenting the best management practices used to prevent and remove

hitchhikers.
Design an Implementation Program CEAP Program NRCS http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/nri/ceap/ The

Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) began in 2003 as a multi-agency effort to quantify the environmental benefits of conservation practices used by private landowners participating in selected U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs. The project consists of three components: National Assessment of benefits including wetlands and wildlife, watershed studies, and literature reviews. this site includes fact

sheet on using Natureserve data.
       
       
       
       
Set Goals and Identify Solutions AGNPS <a href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=5199">http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=5199 </a> AGNPS

is a tool for use in evaluating the effect of management decisions impacting

a watershed system.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions AnnAGNPS Pollutant Loading Model <a href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=5222">http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=5222 </a> The

AnnAGNPS PL model is a batch-process, continuous-simulation, pollutant

loading (PL) computer model
Set Goals and Identify Solutions BATHTUB <a href="http://cwam.ucdavis.edu/pdfs/BATHTUB.pdf">http://cwam.ucdavis.edu/pdfs/BATHTUB.pdf</a> This

site provides information on the BATHTUB model which is a steady-state water quality model that simulates eutrophication-related water quality conditions

in lakes and reservoirs.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions Center for Watershed Protection <a href="http://www.cwp.org/">http://www.cwp.org</a> This

site provides local governments, activitists, and watershed organizations

with the technical tools for protecting streams, lakes and rivers.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions DRAINMOD <a href="http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/soil_water/drainmod.htm">http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/soil_water/drainmod.htm</a> The

model simulates the hydrology of poorly drained, high water table soils on an hour-by-hour, day-by-day basis for long periods of climatological record (e.g. 40 years). The model predicts the effects of drainage and associated water management practices on water table depths, the soil water regime and crop yields. It has been used to analyze the hydrology of certain types of wetlands and to determine whether the wetland hydrologic criterion is satisfied for drained or partially drained sites. The model is also used to

determine the hydraulic capacity of systems for land treatment of wastewater.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA AQUATOX <a href="http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/models/aquatox/">http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/models/aquatox/</a> AQUATOX

is a simulation model for aquatic systems. AQUATOX predicts the fate of various pollutants, such as nutrients and organic chemicals, and their effects on the ecosystem, including fish, invertebrates, and aquatic plants. This model is a valuable tool for ecologists, biologists, water quality modelers, and anyone involved in performing ecological risk assessments for

aquatic ecosystems.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS) <a href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/caddis">http://cfpub.epa.gov/caddis</a> CADDIS

is an online application that helps scientists and engineers in the Regions, States and Tribes find, access, organize, use and share information to

conduct causal assessments in aquatic systems.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA HSPF: Hydrological Simulation Program <a href="http://www.epa.gov/ceampubl/swater/hspf/">http://www.epa.gov/ceampubl/swater/hspf/</a> Hydrological

Simulation Program - FORTRAN (HSPF) is a comprehensive package for simulation of watershed hydrology and water quality for both conventional and toxic organic pollutants. HSPF incorporates watershed-scale ARM and NPS models into a basin-scale analysis framework that includes fate and transport in one

dimensional stream channels.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA LSPC: Loading Simulation Program in C++ <a href="http://www.epa.gov/ATHENS/wwqtsc/html/lspc.html">http://www.epa.gov/ATHENS/wwqtsc/html/lspc.html</a> LSPC

is the Loading Simulation Program in C++, a watershed modeling system that includes streamlined Hydrologic Simulation Program Fortran (HSPF) algorithms for simulating hydrology, sediment, and general water quality on land as well as a simplified stream transport model. LSPC is derived from the Mining Data Analysis System (MDAS), which was developed by EPA Region 3 and has been

widely used for mining applications and TMDLs.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA MINTEQA2 <a href="http://www.epa.gov/ceampubl/mmedia/minteq/index.htm">http://www.epa.gov/ceampubl/mmedia/minteq/index.htm</a> MINTEQA2

is a equilibrium speciation model that can be used to calculate the equilibrium composition of dilute aqueous solutions in the laboratory or in natural aqueous systems. The model is useful for calculating the equilibrium mass distribution among dissolved species, adsorbed species, and multiple solid phases under a variety of conditions including a gas phase with

constant partial pressures.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox <a href="http://epa.gov/nps/toolbox/">http://epa.gov/nps/toolbox/</a> This

toolbox is intended for use by state and local agencies and other organizations interested in educating the public on nonpoint source pollution or stormwater runoff.  The toolbox contains a variety of resources to help develop an effective and targeted

outreach campaign.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA Nutrient Water Quality Criteria http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/criteria/nutrient/database/index.html The

National Nutrient Database stores and analyzes nutrient water quality data and serves as an information resource for states, tribes, and others in

establishing scientifically defensible numeric nutrient criteria.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange <a href="http://www.epa.gov/onestop/success/pacificnw.html">http://www.epa.gov/onestop/success/pacificnw.html </a> This

site provides assistance for the Pacific Northwest so that the states in the

region are able to share data more efficiently and effectively.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA TMDL Database http://www.epa.gov/owow/tmdl/ This

site enables the user to obtain access toTMDL information as seen in the 10

EPA regions.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA Water Quality Standard Database  http://www.epa.gov/wqsdatabase/ This

Web site provides access to several WQS reports with information about designated uses, waterbody names, state numeric water quality criteria, and EPA recommended numeric water quality criteria. Using standard reports, you

can compare WQS information across the nation.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA Watershed Analysis Risk Management Framework (WARMF) <a href="http://www.epa.gov/ATHENS/wwqtsc/html/warmf.html">http://www.epa.gov/ATHENS/wwqtsc/html/warmf.html</a> The

system provides a road map to calculate TMDLs for most conventional pollutants (coliform, TSS, BOD, nutrients). It also provides a road map to guide stakeholders to reach consensus on an implementation plan. The scientific basis of the model and the consensus process have undergone several peer reviews by independent experts under EPA guidelines. WARMF is now compatible with the data extraction and watershed delineation tools of EPA BASINS. WARMF is organized into five (5) linked modules under one, GIS-based graphical user interface (GUI). It is a very user friendly tool suitable for

expert modelers as well as general stakeholders.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions EPA Watershed Plan Builder <a href="http://iaspub.epa.gov/watershedplan/watershedPlanning.do?pageId=48&navId=35">http://iaspub.epa.gov/watershedplan/watershedPlanning.do?pageId=48&navId=35</a> This

site provides information and tools developed by EPA to assist with the development and implementation of effective watershed management plans.  It is designed  for people who are involved in watershed

management activities. 
Set Goals and Identify Solutions GISPLM: GIS-Based Phosphorus Loading Model <a href="http://wwwalker.net/gisplm/index.htm">http://wwwalker.net/gisplm/index.htm</a> Flows

and phosphorus loads are evaluated using watershed features extracted from GIS, climatologic data, and other local data. Phosphorus sources include runoff, farm animal populations, and point discharges. All calculations are

controlled from a Quattro Pro (version 7.0) workbook. 
Set Goals and Identify Solutions GSSHA (Gridded Surface Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis) <a href="http://www.scisoftware.com/products/wms_gssha/wms_gssha.html">http://www.scisoftware.com/products/wms_gssha/wms_gssha.html</a> GSSHA

model is to correctly identify and realistically simulate the important hydrologic processes in watersheds. The model is intended to simulate different types of runoff production and determine the controlling physical processes in watersheds, i.e. infiltration excess, saturated source

areas, and groundwater discharge
Set Goals and Identify Solutions GWLF: Generalized Watershed Loading Functions and BasinSim 1.0 <a href="http://www.vims.edu/bio/vimsida/basinsim.html">http://www.vims.edu/bio/vimsida/basinsim.html</a> BasinSim

1.0 is a desktop simulation system that predicts sediment and nutrient loads for small to mid-sized watersheds. The simulation system is based on the Generalized Watershed Loading Functions (GWLF), a tested watershed model developed by Dr. Douglas Haith and his colleagues at Cornell University, New York. BasinSim 1.0 integrates an easy-to-use graphic Windows interface, extensive databases (land uses, population, soils, water discharge, water quality, climate, point nutrient sources, etc.), and the GWLF model (with

modifications) into a single software package.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions AVGWLF Penn State Site http://www.avgwlf.psu.edu/index.htm Over

the last 5-10 years, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has recognized the indispensability of GIS technology, and has endeavored to integrate it into all of the agency’s internal program areas. Towards this end, Penn State has been assisting DEP in the development and implementation of various GIS-based watershed assessment tools. One such tool facilitates the use of the GWLF model via a GIS software (ArcView) interface. This tool (called AVGWLF) has recently been selected by DEP to help support its ongoing TMDL projects within Pennsylvania. The general approach in such projects is to: 1) derive input data for GWLF for use in an “impaired” watershed, 2) simulate nutrient and sediment loads within the impaired watershed, 3) compare simulated loads within the impaired watershed against loads simulated for a nearby “reference” watershed that exhibits similar landscape, development and agricultural patterns, but which also has been deemed to be unimpaired, and 4) identify and evaluate pollution mitigation strategies that could be applied in the impaired watershed to achieve pollutant loads similar to those calculated for the reference watershed. The primary bases of comparison between impaired and reference watersheds are the

average annual nutrient and sediment loads estimated for each.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions PREDICT Tool for AVGWLF Penn State http://www.predict.psu.edu/ Tool for incorporating BMPs into AV-GWLF used in PA and New England
Set Goals and Identify Solutions IDLMAS <a href="http://www.dis.anl.gov/idlams">http://www.dis.anl.gov/idlams</a> IDLMAS

provides a graphical user interface for selecting appropriate applications

and for easy input of data and parameters.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions KINEROS2: Kinematic Runoff and Erosion Model <a href="http://www.tuscon.ars.ag.gov/kineros">http://www.tuscon.ars.ag.gov/kineros</a> This

tool is a an event oriented, physically based model describing the processes of interception, infiltration, surface runoff and erosion from small agricultural and urban watersheds.  The watershed is represented by a cascade of planes and channels; the partial differential equations describing overland flow, channel flow, erosion and sediment transport are solved by finite difference techniques.  The spatial variation of rainfall, infiltration, runoff, and erosion parameters can be accomodated.  KINEROS may be used to determine the effects of various artificial features such as urban developments, small detention reservoirs, or lined channels on flood hydrographs and sediment

yield.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions Mercury

Loading Model: Watershed Characterization System—Mercury

Loading Model
<a href="http://wcs.tetratech-ffx.com/System/index.htm">http://wcs.tetratech-ffx.com/System/index.htm</a> Watershed-scale

Mercury Loading Model is an ArcView 3.x grid-based modeling extension of the

Watershed Characterization System (WCS).
Set Goals and Identify Solutions Mid-Atlantic Water - TMDL Reports <a href="http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/tmdl/repts.htm">http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/tmdl/repts.htm</a> This

site provides information TMDLs found in EPA's region 3.  The system searches the national TMDL

database.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions MIKE-SHE <a href="http://www.crwr.utexas.edu/gis/gishyd98/dhi/mikeshe/Mshemain.htm">http://www.crwr.utexas.edu/gis/gishyd98/dhi/mikeshe/Mshemain.htm</a> MIKE

SHE is an advanced integrated hydrological modeling system. It simulates water flow in the entire land based phase of the hydrological cycle from rainfall to river flow, via various flow processes such as, overland flow, infiltration into soils, evapotranspiration from vegetation, and groundwater

flow.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions MUSIC: Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualization <a href="http://www.toolkit.net.au/music">http://www.toolkit.net.au/music</a> MUSIC

is designed to simulate urban stormwater systems operating at a range of temporal and spatial scales: catchments from 0.01 km2 to 100 km2 and modeling timesteps ranging from 6 minutes to 24 hours to match the catchment’s scale. MUSIC provides a user-friendly interface, to allow complex stormwater management scenarios to be quickly and efficiently created, and the results to be viewed using a range of graphical and tabular formats. The stormwater control devices that can be simulated in MUSIC include ponds, bioretention, infiltration buffer strips, sedimentation basins, pollutant traps, wetlands,

and swales
Set Goals and Identify Solutions REMM:

Riparian Ecosystem

Management Model 
<a href="http://www.tifton.uga.edu/remmwww/">http://www.tifton.uga.edu/remmwww/      </a> The

Riparian Ecosystem Management Model (REMM) is a computer simulation model. REMM is used to simulate hydrology, nutrient dynamics and plant growth for land areas between the edge of fields and a water body. Output from REMM will allow designers to develop buffer systems to help control non-point source

pollution. 
Set Goals and Identify Solutions Source Loading and Management Model (SLAMM) <a href="http://wi.water.usgs.gov/slamm">http://wi.water.usgs.gov/slamm</a> SLAMM

is mostly used as a planning tool, to better understand sources of urban runoff pollutants and their control. Special emphasis has been placed on small storm hydrology and particulate washoff in SLAMM. Many currently available urban runoff models have their roots in drainage design where the

emphasis is with very large and rare rains.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions Spatially Referenced Regressions on Watershed Attributes (SPARROW) <a href="http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/sparrow">http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/sparrow</a>  The model empirically estimates the origin

and fate of contaminants in streams, and quantifies uncertainties in these estimates based on model coefficient error and unexplained variability in the

observed data.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions Spreadsheet Tool for Estimating Pollutant Load EPA Region 5 Load Estimation Model <a href="http://it.tetratech-ffx.com/stepl/">http://it.tetratech-ffx.com/stepl/</a> Spreadsheet

Tool for Estimating Pollutant Load (STEPL) employs simple algorithms to calculate nutrient and sediment loads from different land uses and the load reductions that would result from the implementation of various best

management practices (BMPs)
Set Goals and Identify Solutions SWAT: Soil & Water Assessment Tool <a href="http://www.brc.tamus.edu/swat">http://www.brc.tamus.edu/swat</a> SWAT

is a river basin scale model developed to quantify the impact of land

management practices in large, complex watersheds.
Set Goals and Identify Solutions The USGS Surface-water quality and flow Modeling Interest Group (SMIG) <a href="http://smig.usgs.gov/SMIG/">http://smig.usgs.gov/SMIG/</a> This

site provides information on network with other modelers, keep abreast of current modeling activities with the USGS, discuss new modeling techniques, algorithms, interfaces, etc., learn about new models; share ideas and

experience, solve problems,
Set Goals and Identify Solutions USGS Generation and Analysis of Model Simulation Scenarios (GenScn) <a href="http://water.usgs.gov/software/genscn.html">http://water.usgs.gov/software/genscn.html</a> These

models are used to simulate water quantity and quality for numerous scenarios of changes in land use, land-use management practices, and water-management

operations. 
       
Implement Watershed Plan EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Success Stories <a href="http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/Success319/">http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/Success319/</a> This

Web site features waterbodies identified by states as being primarily nonpoint source-impaired and having achieved documented water quality improvements. Projects described here have received funding from section 319, and in many cases, other funding sources dedicated to solving nonpoint source impairments. Water quality improvements are demonstrated through the achievement of water quality standards for one or more pollutants/uses (i.e. removal from the state's section 303(d) list of impaired waters); measured in-stream reduction in a pollutant; or measured improvement in a parameter that indicates stream health (e.g., increases in fish or macroinvertebrate counts). These stories also describe innovative strategies used to reduce nonpoint source pollution, the growth of partnerships and a diversity of

funding sources.
Implement Watershed Plan Center for Watershed Protection -Watershed Protection web site http://www.cwp.org/land_conservation.htm This is part of CWP web site that deal with protection projects
       
Monitor Progress and Adjust  EPA Rapid Bioassement Protocols site http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/rbp/ In

the mid-1980's, the need for cost-effective biological survey techniques was realized because of rapidly dwindling resources for monitoring and assessment and the extensive miles of un-assessed stream miles in the United States. It was also recognized that the biological data needed to make informed decisions relevant to the Nation's waters were greatly lacking across the country. It was further recognized that it was crucial to collect, compile, analyze, and interpret environmental data rapidly to facilitate management decisions and resultant actions for control and/or mitigation of impairment. Therefore, the principal conceptual underpinnings of the RBPs were: Cost-effective, yet scientifically valid, procedures for biological surveys; Provisions for multiple site investigations in a field season; Quick turn-around of results for management decisions; Scientific reports easily translated to management and the public; Environmentally-benign procedures. Revision of the RBP documents draw upon numerous sources and user experiences. This document is a compilation of the basic approaches to conducting rapid bioassessment in streams and wadeable rivers and focuses on the periphyton, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish assemblages and

assessing the quality of the physical habitat structure.

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