Presentation on theme: "Marylands Approach to Success Stories Presented to the Region III States Meeting May 12, 2009 Presented by Jim George."— Presentation transcript:
Marylands Approach to Success Stories Presented to the Region III States Meeting May 12, 2009 Presented by Jim George
2 Three Types of Success Level 1: Removal of a waterbody from the 303(d) list for an impairing substance or stressor, Level 2: Incremental improvement in water quality Reduction in a pollutant or Improvement in aquatic life Level 3: Improvements in pollution or ecological restoration, e.g., removal of fish blockages or physical habitat improvements.
3 Level 1 Options Water Quality Analyses pH Restoration Biological Restoration Greater: –MD lists at watershed scale –Some watersheds are barely impaired Bacteria Reductions SAV increases (Sediment in Tidal Waters)
4 Level 2 Options Interim Progress Toward Level 1 Localized Restoration Long-Term Trend Analyses –MD Core/Trend Network –Non-tidal Rivers Statistical Analyses of Nontidal Nutrients Statistical Analyses of Biological Data
5 Level 3 Options Interim Progress on Level 2 –Habitat Restoration Stream Blockage Removals Wetlands Enhancement –Removal of Non-Native Species