Water Quality Data and Assessment for the Mississippi River,

 

114

   

 The Status of TMDL Development Along the Mississippi River,

 

122

   

 Nutrient Criteria and TMDLs for the Mississippi River,

 

126

   

 Federal-State Cooperation in the Chesapeake Bay,

 

128

   

 Summary,

 

135

5

 

EVALUATING MISSISSIPPI RIVER WATER QUALITY

 

138

   

 Mississippi River Basin Structure, Hydrology, and Monitoring,

 

139

   

 Federal and Regional Mississippi River Evaluations,

 

141

   

 Monitoring Associated with Clean Water Act Objectives,

 

146

   

 Status of and Prospects for Mississippi River Monitoring,

 

155

   

 Summary,

 

163

6

 

AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AND MISSISSIPPI RIVER WATER QUALITY

 

165

   

 Tensions Between Agricultural Production and Water Quality,

 

166

   

 Federal Agricultural Programs for Resource Conservation,

 

168

   

 Key Pollutants and Strategies for Reducing Their Impacts,

 

172

   

 Approaches for Reducing Nonpoint Source Inputs from Agricultural Lands,

 

177

   

 Motivating Nonpoint Source Control in Agriculture,

 

184

   

 Potential Impacts of Biofuels Production,

 

185

   

 Summary,

 

187

7

 

COLLABORATION FOR WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER CORRIDOR

 

190

   

 Clean Water Act Coordination Needs on an Interstate River,

 

191

   

 Cooperation on Interstate Rivers,

 

192

   

 Cooperative Efforts Along the Mississippi River,

 

198

   

 EPA Collaboration on the Mississippi River,

 

204

   

 Cooperation Among Federal Agencies on the Mississippi River,

 

207

   

 Summary,

 

210

 

 

REFERENCES

 

212

 

 

APPENDIXES

 

 

A

 

Guest Speakers at Committee Meetings

 

227

B

 

Acronyms

 

229

C

 

Biographical Information: Committee on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act

 

233



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