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General Info

http://epa.gov/safewater/kids/wsb/FACTS.pdf
This EPA site contains excellent information on various land uses and BMPs

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/brochure_prog/html
DEQ’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Program – defines NPS pollution, gives a brief description of the 8 general categories of NPS pollution in Louisiana, and touches on BMPs

http://ohioline.osu.edu/aex-fact/0465.html
Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet – designed to help the reader gain a better understanding of the terminology associated with NPS pollution.  This site has a great table that list NPS pollution and their major sources.

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/MMGI/Chapter1/ch1-1html
This EPA site discusses laws and programs that relate to NPS pollution.

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/MMGI/Chapter1/ch1-2.html
EPA’s Development of the Management Measure Guidance

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/ws_lafourche.html
DEQ’s NPS Pollution Program: Bayou Lafourche Watershed – This site discusses land uses in the Bayou Lafourche area: urban runoff, home sewage systems, and agriculture. 

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/ws_upterrebonne.html
DEQ’s NPS Pollution Program: Upper Terrebonne Watershed Protection Project.  This site deals with BMPs for reducing the levels of sediments, nutrients, and pesticides entering the state’s bayous from sugarcane production.


Coastal NPS

http://www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/factsheets/fact1.html
EPA’s Coastal Watershed Factsheets – defines a watershed, explains the parts of the coastal watershed, explains how marine resources are influenced by watersheds, list impacts on watersheds, list ways in which the EPA is protecting the coastal watersheds and what individuals can do to help

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/coastal.html
DEQ’s Coastal NPS Program – This site deals with pollution from marinas and seafood processing plants.

http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/peril_non_point_source.html
Side effects spread from land to sea – This site provides a short description on several land uses.

http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/dnrec2000/Divisions/Soil/dcmp/nonpoint.htm
Delaware Coastal Nonpoint Program – This site provides a short description of NPS pollution and the ways in which it affects coastal areas.

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/facts/point5.htm
EPA’s Protecting Coastal Waters from Nonpoint Source Pollution – This site talks about the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) which were designed to tackle the NPS pollution in coastal waters.


Wetlands

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/facts/point11.htm
EPA’s Managing Wetlands to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution


What You Can Do

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/dosdont.html
EPA’s Do’s & Don’ts Around the Home relating to nonpoint source pollution          

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/kids/whatwrng.htm
EPA’s NPS Kids Pages – What’s Wrong With This Picture?!? – fun way to become more familiar with NPS pollution

http://nonpoint.deq.state.us/contribution.html
DEQ NPS Pollution Program – list ways in which individuals can help

http://empact.co.washtenaw.mi.us/water/waterdeep3.asp
Southeast Michigan Environmental Monitor – defines NPS pollution, list effects, causes, and ways to prevent of NPS pollution

http://www.dcr.state.va.us/sw/nps.htm
DCR’s Soil & Water Conservation Page – describes the 4 major forms of NPS pollution: sediments, nutrients, toxic substances, & pathogens.  List ways in which individuals can help control NPS pollution.

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/abc.html
EPA’s list of What You Can Do to Prevent NPS Pollution

http://www.epa.gov/seahome/groundwater/src/you2b.htm
EPA’s Conserving Ground Water in the Home

http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/KYW/Brochures/GetToKnow.html
This site provides guidance for going through the process of building a voluntary partnership, developing a watershed management plan and implementing the plan.

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/MMGI/Chapter1/ch1-3.html
EPA’s Technical Approach Taken in Developing this Guidance – This site list ways to control the source of NPS pollution and delivery reduction practices.


Urban

http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/storm/chap3.asp
Natural Resources Defense Council’s Stormwater Strategies – deals with the consequences of urban runoff pollution

http://nrdc.org/water/pollution/fstorm.asp
Natural Resources Defense Council – The Problem of Urban Stormwater Pollution

http://www.nipc.cog.il.us/urbrunbl.htm
Northern Illinois Planning Commission – Reducing the Impacts of Urban Runoff with Alternative Site Design Approaches

http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/facts/point7.htm
EPA’s site on managing urban runoff

http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/urbanrun.html
USGS – The effects of urbanization on water quality: Urban runoff

http://www.dnr.state.la.us/crm/coastmgt/interagencyaff/nonpoint/urban_bro.htm
DNR’s site on urban runoff

http://www.dnr.state.la.us/crm/coastmgt/interagencyaff/nonpoint/urban_bro.htm
DNR’s site on urban runoff


Agriculture

http://www.dnr.state.la.us/crm/coastmgt/interagencyaff/nonpoint/agri_bro.htm
DNR’s site on agriculture

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/agprob.html
DNR’s site on problems associated with agricultural activities.

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/agbmp.html
DNR’s site for agricultural BMPs

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/oct01/rain1001.htm
This site is an article from Agricultural Research magazine entitled, Rainfall Simulators Target Runoff.  This article touches on the subject of eutrophication.

http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/water/g586.htm
Effects of Agricultural Runoff on Nebraska Water Quality – defines agricultural runoff and covers BMPs

http://www.amrivers.org/pressrelease/farmbill8.23.01.htm
This site discusses the impacts of agricultural runoff on bays.

http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/facts/point6.htm
EPA’s site on managing nonpoint source pollution from agriculture.

http://h2osparc.wq.ncsu.edu/brochures/six.html
Systems of Best Management Practices for Controlling Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution


Construction

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/construction.html
DEQ’s site on nonpoint source pollution due to construction.

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/conproj.html
This site talks about projects to combat construction nonpoint source pollution.

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/roads.html
EPA’s Controlling NPS Runoff Pollution from Roads, Highways, and Bridges – This site talks about the various contaminants in runoff pollution from roads, highways, and bridges.  This site also outlines the regulations, acts, programs, and BMPs that relate to runoff pollution.


Forestry

http://www.dnr.state.la.us/crm/coastmgt/interagencyaff/nonpoint/forest_bro.htm
DNR’s site on forestry

http://msucares.com/forestry/edcation/bmp.html
Mississippi State University Extension Service – This site covers the BMPs for forestry.

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/forestry.html
DEQ’s site on forestry

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/forbmp.html
DEQ’s list of BMPs for forestry

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/forproj.html
This site talks about projects to combat forestry nonpoint source pollution.


Septic Tanks

http://nonpint.deq.state.la.us/septic.html
DEQ’s site on home sewage systems.  This site describes how a septic tank operates.

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/sepprob.html
This site covers problems associated with septic tanks.

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/sepproj.html
This site talks about projects to combat septic tank nonpoint source pollution.


Flow Alteration

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/MMGI/hydro.html
EPA’s Hydromodification Chapter Factsheet – goes through several nonpoint source related problems associated with hydromodification

http://www.dnr.state.la.us/crm/coastmgt/interagencyaff/nonpoint/hydro_bro.htm
DNR’s site on hydromodification


Resource Extraction

http://www.nalms.org/bclss/mining.html
This site deals with pollution due to mining activities. BMPs are listed.

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/manage12.html
State of Louisiana Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program – defines resource extraction, list nonpoint source pollutants associated with mining activities, list the state agencies involved in resource extraction, BMPs are listed


Saltwater Intrusion

http://nonpoint.deq.state.la.us/assess29.html
State of Louisiana Nonpoint Source Pollution Assessment Report – defines saltwater intrusion, lists 4 saltwater intrusion conditions which apply to Louisiana, covers the results of saltwater intrusion


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