Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Shenandoah Riverkeeper Comments on DEQ Draft Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual

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Read the comments on behalf of Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Shenandoah Riverkeeper (“Commenters”) regarding the above-referenced Guidance Manual.
Commenters appreciate the opportunity to provide our perspective on the adequacy and applicability of the manual to assessing persistent pollution problems in the Shenandoah River watershed which continue to negatively affect and impair the public’s ability to recreate in and on the Shenandoah River. We also acknowledge DEQ’s effort to develop an assessment methodology for measuring algal blooms and potential impairment of the Shenandoah River for recreational use. Our comments focus on Appendix I of the draft Guidance.

Read the comments here. 

Supporting materials follow.

Attachment A cover page

Att. B – Sligh Technical Review, 2014 VA IR

Att. C – VA State WQB WQS Dec 21, 1981 excerpt 

Att. D – EPA 2014 303d listing Memorandum

Att. E – EPA 2016 303d listing Memorandum

Att. F – Vermont WSMD_assessmethod_2016

Att. G – Montana algae assessment methodology

Att. H – 2018 SRK_PRKN algae documentation

Att. I – SRK_PRKN Comments on Draft 2018 WQ Assessment Manual