Reservoir Water Quality Data Collection,
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT WILMINGTON N C
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Some of the purposes of Federal reservoir projects, i.e., water supply, recreation, and fish and wildlife conservation require that certain water quality goals be met. Even so, the Corps of Engineers has no legal authority to see that water quality goals are attained in its reservoirs. The most effective thing the Corps of Engineers can do then is to collect reliable data on reservoir water quality conditions for the use of pollution control agencies. Reliable water quality data results, in large part, from properly designed and conducted data collection programs. The purpose of this paper is to describe a water quality data collection program for B. Everett Jordan Lake, which was designed to produce reliable data using primarily standard methods.