Watershed Watch

January 2016: Watershed Watch

Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports as well as local, regional and national news. Here is the rundown for January, 2016 New Research Sheds Light on Mercury Pollution in Estuaries, Food Chain By: Dartmouth College Two studies by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues shed new light on mercury pollution in the waters of the northeastern United States, including Great Bay. In the first paper, the researchers

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October 2015 Watershed Watch

New EPA Report: Managing Water Quality in the Face of Uncertainty By: Rand Corporation for US EPA EPA and its state and local partners develop implementation plans designed to meet total maximum daily load (TMDL) water quality standards. Uncertainty regarding the impacts of climate change and other drivers may make it difficult for these plans to meet their goals. But the methods and processes used to develop implementation plans typically do not address uncertainty in

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August 2015: Watershed Watch

August 2015: Watershed Watch

Conference Materials Available! 4th Annual Climate Summit Materials and Resources Now Online.  By: Great Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveOn June 19th a full house crowded into the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to learn about the latest in regional, national and global climate science. PREP staff presented the recent PREPA Climate Data. All of the conference materials, resources and participant list is now available online at NHCAW Blog.

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July 2015: Watershed Watch

July 2015: Watershed Watch

New Report Restore America’s Estuaries Impact Assessment By: Restore America’s EstuariesRestore America’s Estuaries recently released a new report “Impact Assessment: Federal Coastal Habitat Investments Support People, Fish, and Wildlife” which highlights the cascading positive impacts that coastal habitat restoration has on job creation, tourism, fisheries production, recreation, and human health. Positive impacts are summarized through a series of 9 case studies across the coast including: Liberty Bay Oyster Restoration, WA San Diego Bay Salt Marsh

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Watershed Watch: June 2015

WATERSHED WATCH  Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports as well as local, regional and national news. Here is the rundown for June, 2015. US EPA New Clean Water Rule by: US EPA In late May the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule to better clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of

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Watershed Watch: May 2015

New NHDES and UNH GRANIT Coastal NH Online Mapping Tool: NH Coastal Viewer In March, NH DES in collaboration with UNH GRANIT and other project partners launched the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer, an online mapping tool. This new tool provides anyone with an Internet connection the ability to access more than 150 spatial data sets and make and share their own customized maps.The NH Coastal Viewer is intended for a wide variety of users who

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February 2015: Watershed Watch;

EDITORIAL: Photos Help Raise Climate Change Awareness by Maren Bhaget This editorial appeared in the Portsmouth Herald December 11, 2014 and gives a first hand account of the recent King Tide Photo Contest held in October, 2014. Maren won 2nd place in the contest an shares what the experience taught her about a changing climate. The next contest is slated to be held on October 28, 2015.     REPORT: Sustaining Champions of Climate Adaptation

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September 2014: Watershed Watch

Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans By: US EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Program A newly published resource for environmental managers and planners. This publication provides much needed guidance for conducting risk-based climate change vulnerability assessments anddeveloping adaptation action plans. Theworkbook helps users to identify, analyze and prioritize climate change risks. In developing an action plan, it guides users to address their most pressing risks and find appropriate responses. CLICK

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Watershed Watch: March 2014

Draft NH Water Education Plan By: NHDES Over the past few years, a NH Water Education Plan Advisory Group has been working to finalize a Water Education Plan for New Hampshire. They released a final draft version for comment in February. Comment period is over but you can still review the plan.  Read the Draft Report HERE Questions or comments? Email laurel.pushee@des.nh.gov or 603-271-4071   Interactive Map: Wild & Scenic Rivers  By: American Rivers The newly

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Watershed Watch: February 2014

Watershed Watch  Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us and we will be happy to include it.   Regional Clean Water Guidelines for Fertilization of Urban Turf: Final Report   By: NEIWPCC Over the past few months, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) has worked with

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PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.

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