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Additional Resources


2012 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report

Due to the size of the Integrated Report, paper copies are not available. To view the individual lists, Adobe Acrobat is required. If you require assistance with the Integrated Report, please call 717-783-9637.

319 Nonpoint Source Project Summaries

Center for Watershed Protection - Better Site Design Handbook

Chesapeake Bay Program

This strategy addresses nutrient reduction goals established by the 1987 and 2000 Chesapeake Bay Agreements.

Conservation Directory

A directory of conservation and environmental organizations throughout Pennsylvania.

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Rivers Conservation Registry

Governor’s Center for Local Government Services

The document “Land Use in Pennsylvania: Practices and Tools – An Inventory and a 2002 Addendum” provides guidance on how to incorporate water resources planning and protection with land use planning. Call 888-223-6837 for more information.

Keystone Stream Team - Guidelines for Natural Stream Channel Design

Guidelines for Natural Stream Channel Design for Pennsylvania Waterways provides a common process for planning, designing and evaluating natural stream channel restoration projects.

Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual

Pennsylvania Source Water Protection Program

Pennsylvania’s NPS Management Program Update (pdf)

Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices

The Federal Interagency Stream Restoration Working Group developed various publications that can be found on their site. They give scientific background information and guidance on developing a restoration plan and applying restoration principles.

Stream ReLeaf/Forest Buffer Toolkit

Pennsylvania’s plan for restoring and conserving riparian (streamside) buffers includes resource information.

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

Reports for impaired streams on the 303(d) list that identify maximum pollutant loadings so that any additional loading, regardless of source, would not produce a violation of water quality standards.

Watershed Notebooks

The Watershed Notebooks give basic information on each of Pennsylvania’s 104 State Water Plan watersheds, including population trends and activity information, and include a place for citizen groups to submit information on their activities in the watershed.

Watershed Restoration Action Strategies

Summaries of restoration and assessment activities, water quality evaluations and remediation needs in Pennsylvania’s most impaired watersheds, available for 21 of the 104 State Water Plan watersheds.

NPS Watershed Implementation Plans (WIP)

Knox District Mining Operations Watershed Website