Friday, September 25, 2020

DEP Invites Comments On Draft Water Quality Assessment Methodology For 2022 Integrated Water Quality Report

The Department of Environmental Protection published a
notice in the September 26 PA Bulletin inviting comments on the draft Water Quality Assessment Methodology for the 2022 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report.

DEP will also accept comments on the new draft Stream Fish Assemblage Assessment Method. The Department will consider all comments regarding the data analysis protocols contained in this draft methodology.

Click Here for a copy of the draft methodology [when posted].

Public comments are due November 9.  Questions should be directed to DEP’s Bureau of Clean Water at 717-787-9637.

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information.

2020 Report

The Integrated Water Quality Assessment Report identifies streams and lakes in Pennsylvania with impaired water quality and the reason for that impairment.

The 2020 Report is available online.

How Clean Is Your Stream?

DEP’s Interactive Report Viewer allows you to zoom in on your own stream or watershed to find out how clean your stream is or if it has impaired water quality using the latest information in the draft 2020 Report.

Related Article:

DEP Draft 2020 Water Quality Report Found 25,468 Miles Of Streams Have Impaired Water Quality

[Posted: Sept. 25, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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