DescriptionThe report is organized to answer five questions: 1.) What is the quality of New Jersey waters today, particularly in our priority basins and priority segments, and where and how has the program made a difference in the last 5 years? 2.) What uses of the water are possible today and what uses will New Jersey waters support when the provisions of the Act are implemented to the extent technically or economically attainable? 3.) In what places will these future intended uses differ from the goals of fishable, swimmable waters intended in the Act? 4.) What will it cost to achieve these future intended uses? 5.) Where and to what extent are nonpoint sources going to prevent our meeting intended uses? How can they be controlled, and how much would it cost?
NoteThis report is prepared every two years since 1975 pursuant to Section 305(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act. This is the first report.
NotePurpose: To assess current water quality conditions in the State's major rivers, lakes, estuaries, ocean waters, and ground water.
Data Life Cycle Event(s) Date: 2009-03-09 00:00:00.0 Creator: Rebecca Allsopp
Organization NameNew Jersey Environmental Digital Library
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