Skip to main content

Currently Skimming:

1 Introduction
Pages 7-12

The Chapter Skim interface presents what we've algorithmically identified as the most significant single chunk of text within every page in the chapter.
Select key terms on the right to highlight them within pages of the chapter.

From page 7...
... , through its Clean Water Act authorities and responsibilities, plays a key role in the monitoring and management of northern Gulf of Mexico water quality and hypoxia. To obtain advice on Mississippi River basin nutrient control strategies, the EPA requested that the National Research Council (NRC)
From page 8...
... It also finds that the EPA has failed to use its Clean Water Act authorities to provide adequate interstate coordination and oversight of state water quality activities. It recommends that the EPA develop water quality criteria for nutrients in the Mississippi River and the northern Gulf of Mexico; ensure that states establish water quality standards and TMDLs such that they protect water quality; and, develop a federal TMDL, or its functional equivalent, for the Mississippi River and the northern Gulf of Mexico.
From page 9...
... of the Clean Water Act, and the roles of nutrients and sediment in northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. These are mentioned here because although both topics are referred to in this committee's task statement and are important in Mississippi River and northern Gulf of Mexico water quality issues, neither topic is explored in great detail in this report.
From page 10...
... Phosphorus also is causing impairments in the upper river basin, such as in Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River. Comprehensive nutrient control actions for water quality improvements across the Mississippi River basin and into northern Gulf of Mexico therefore will include both nitrogen and phosphorus control measures.
From page 11...
... It is presented as fundamental background information on key water quality issues and problems as they relate to this committee's statement of task. Chapter 3 is entitled "Getting Started: A Nutrient Control Implementation Initiative." It presents recommendations for a program to help better monitor and control nutrient yields across the Mississippi River basin.

This material may be derived from roughly machine-read images, and so is provided only to facilitate research.
More information on Chapter Skim is available.