DEEP: Water Quality Monitoring Program

Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Program

 
{brook trout parr} {farm near lake}
 
The Ambient Monitoring and Assessment Program is an important component of the work that DEEP conducts to document the condition of the aquatic resources of the state. Connecticut has diverse water resources that include rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, estuaries, and Long Island Sound. DEEP has responsibilities under the Federal Clean Water Act to monitor and assess the waters of the state and submit the Integrated Water Quality Report every two years to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for approval. Part of the Integrated Water Quality Report contains a list of waters not meeting water quality standards that are prioritized for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development or other management activity.
 
{the John Dempsey} {jetty at beach}
 
More details on activities supported by DEEP's Ambient Monitoring and Assessment Program are provided below:
{bethic invertebrate monitoring site}