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Water Quality Conditions at Tributary Projects in the Omaha District

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Rept. for 2010

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The Omaha District District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps is implementing a Water Quality Management Program WQMP as part of the operation and maintenance activities associated with managing the Corps civil works projects in the District. The WQMP addresses surface water quality management issues and adheres to the guidance and requirements specified in the Corps Engineering Regulation ER 1110-2-8154, Water Quality and Environmental Management for Corps Civil Works Projects USACE, 1995. The following four goals have been established for the District s WQMP USACE, 2009 1 Ensure that surface water quality, as affected by District Projects and their regulation, is suitable for project purposes, existing water uses, and public health and safety and is in compliance with applicable Federal, Tribal, and State water quality standards. 2 Establish and maintain a surface water quality monitoring and data evaluation program that facilitates the achievement of water quality management objectives, allows for the characterization of water quality conditions, and defines the influence of District Projects on surface water quality. 3 Establish and maintain strong working partnerships and collaboration with appropriate entities within and outside the Corps regarding surface water quality management at District Projects. 4 Document the water quality management activities of the District s Water Quality Management Program and surface water quality conditions at District Projects to record trends, identify problems and accomplishments, and provide guidance to program and project managers. Water quality data collection and assessment are of paramount importance to the implementation of the District s WQMP. The District prepares periodic reports to regularly assess and document surface water quality conditions present at Corps civil works tributary projects in the District.

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  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

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