Central Plains Center for Bioassessment

Continuation of Nutrient Criteria Efforts in USEPA Region 7: Documenting Lake and Stream Analyses and Assembling a Wetland Database

Jason Buery at a wetland near the Missouri River.
Date January 2004 - December 2007
Contact Donald Huggins
Funding
US EPA
Location Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri

Summary

CPCB faciltated and created databases for the Nutrient Criteria Workgroup, also called the "US EPA Region 7 Regional Technical Assistance Group", which works together to establish nutrient criteria for lakes, streams, and wetlands of the US EPA Region 7 and the Central Plains Region.

Click here for information about the wetland database. 

Lakes

The Region 7 Lake Nutrient Criteria document is completed and available below. During the lake meetings, the RTAG developed a list of reference lakes located in USEPA Region 7.

 

Map of lakes in USEPA Region 7 RTAG database, with Omernik Level III ecoregions.

 

Streams

Map of stream sites in USEPA Region 7 database, ecoregion legend is above.

Staff

Donald Huggins

Debbie Baker