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Watersheds: Processes, Assessment, and Management

author Paul DeBarry covers aspects of watershed physical processes such as assessing, classifying, and evaluating a watershed; using GIS models for watershed assessment; and effectively planning for future use and demands.

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Protecting Water Resources Through Land Conservation: Funding Options for Local Governments

(Local Government Environmental Assistance Network, 2005, CD-ROM)

A CD-ROM of a webcast that took place in June 2005, presented by the International City/County Management Association and the Trust for Public Land. For more information visit: www.lgean.org/html/whatsnew.cfm?id=961

Urban Subwatershed Restoration Manual Series
(Center for Watershed Protection, 2005) Manual #4: Urban Stream Repair Practices is available for free download for a limited time. This stream repair manual concentrates on practices used to enhance the appearance, stability, structure, or function of urban streams. The hard copy will be available for purchase very shortly. Download the PDF version of USRM #4 at http://www.cwp.org

Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook - Can Water Quality Trading Advance Your Watershed Goals?
(US EPA, EPA 841-B-04-001, 2004, 109 pp) provides examples of water quality trading and discusses when it will work. Available from NSCEP, 1-800-490-9198, http://www.epa.gov/ncepihom or at: http://www.epa.gov/owow/

Regional Cooperation for Water Quality Improvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania
(National Academy of Science, National Research Council, 2005, 284 pp) A comprehensive, watershed-based approach is needed to effectively address water quality problems in southwestern Pennsylvania. This report suggests ways to better unify and coordinate the region's efforts. Available at: http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11196.html?onpi_newsdoc01062005

Urban Subwatershed Restoration Manual Series
(Center for Watershed Protection, 2004)
Manuals 1, 8, 10 and 11 of this eleven part series are now available at an introductory price of $100. Manual 8: Pollution Prevention Practices is now available for free download at www.cwp.org
Other titles are: Manual #1: An Integrated Framework to Restore Small Urban Watersheds, Manual #10: Unified Stream Assessment: A User’s Manual, and Manual #11: Unified Subwatershed and Site Reconnaissance: A User’s Manual.

The Influence of Groundwater on Nitrogen Delivery to the Chesapeake Bay
(USGS, 2003, 6 pp, USGS Fact Sheet FS-091-03)
Summarizes a multi-year study of the discharge, nitrogen transport, and age of ground water into streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed Available on-line at: http://chesapeake.usgs.gov

2004 Integrated List of Waters
(PA DEP, 2004, 400+ pp)
formerly known as the 303(d) and 305(b) lists, this report summarizes the condition of PA’s streams and lakes. Available on-line at http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/

Water Quality Antidegradation Implementation Guidance
(PA DEP, 2003, 134 pp)
Manual for DEP staff and the public on implementing the state’s Antidegradation program.

Adopt-A-Buffer Toolkit: Monitoring and Maintaining Restoration Projects
(Delaware Riverkeeper Net' '03,133pp)
designed for local watershed groups, restoration practitioners and volunteer monitors. Available for $15.00 plus shipping or on CD for $5.00 by calling 215-369-1188; or on-line, free, at:

Getting in Step: Engaging and Involving Stakeholders in Your Watershed
(US EPA, 2003, 75 pp) Information on how to generate participation in watershed assessment, planning and management.
Available at www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/outreach/documents

West Branch Susquehanna Sub-Basin Survey, A Water Quality and Biological Assessment, July-Nov 2002
(Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 2003, 20 pp)
Identifies healthy and polluted watersheds in the Basin. Available at www.srbc.net/techreports.htm or from SRBC, 717-238-0423, email, srbc@srbc.net

Watershed Partnership Protects World Class Trout Stream (EPA Region 3, EPA/903/F-02/007, 2002, 6 pp.) Describes a partnership's success with stream improvement in the Spring Creek watershed, Centre County, PA. Available from US EPA/ORD/MAIA, Lynne Lewis, lewis.lynn@epa.gov or 410-305-2751

New Federal CAFO Rules: Which Pennsylvania Livestock and Poultry Operations Will Be Affected? (PSU, College of Agricultural Sciences, 2003, 7 pp.) A guide to help farmers and citizens understand which livestock and poultry operations are likely to be affected by new water quality regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Available on the Penn State Nutrient and Water Policy Web site: http://agenvpolicy.aers.psu.edu or from the Publications Distribution Center, 814-865-6713.

Getting In Step - A Guide to Effective Outreach in Your Watershed
Prepared by the Council of State Governments for the U.S. EPA, 2003

How to Form Your Own Watershed Organization
A FactPack from PA Organization of Watersheds and Rivers, includes a booklet, resource list and a 20 minute video. Available for $16 from POWR, 717-234-7910 or order online at http://www.pawatersheds.org/resources/factpacks.htm

Influence of Land Use and Open-Water Wetlands on Water Quality in the Lake Wallenpaupack Basin, Northeastern Pennsylvania. U. S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 98-4186, 1998, 56 pp. Developed to help plan for responsible development in the Lake Wallenpaupack watershed. Available from: John Nantz, 215 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070, 717-730-6916. Online versions may be available at: http://pa.water.usgs.gov/pa_pubs.html

A New Tool for Water Quality, Making Watershed-based Trading Work for You. National Wildlife Federation, June 1999, 56 pp. Part of NWF's Saving Our Watersheds project, designed to help citizens in their watershed cleanup and protection efforts. Available from NWF, 58 State St., Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-229-0650, fax: 802-229-4532, website: http://www.nwf.org.

Pollution Paralysis II - Code Red for Watersheds (National Wildlife Federation, 2000, 89 pp.) A sequel to a 1997 study, this report analyzes and grades federal and state programs for protecting waters from polluted runoff (PA gets a C). The report explains the use of TMDLs as a tool for protecting watersheds and discusses the proposed EPA rules and how they can be improved. Available for $6 from National Wildlife Federation, 734-769-3351 or on-line at http://www.nwf.org/watersheds.

The Practice of Watershed Protection
Techniques for protecting our nation's streams, lakes, rivers and estuaries. (Center for Watershed Protection, 2000, 742 pp) An extensive collection of articles and technical notes reprinted from the past seven years of the CWP's journal, Watershed Protection Techniques. Available from CWP, 410-461-8323, email
center@cwp.org or order online: www.cwp.org

Protecting and Restoring America's Watersheds: Status, Trends and Initiatives in Watershed Management
(US EPA Office of Water, 2001)
Examines successful watershed approaches and provides recommended actions for policy makers and watershed groups.
Available online at www.epa.gov/owow/protecting

Stream Restoration In Pennsylvania: Ten Case Studies
(Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 2000, 70 pp) describes a variety of restoration strategies. Available from DRN, 215-369-1188 or

A Watershed Primer for Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 1999, 200 pp. An informative collection of essays on watershed issues, produced in cooperation with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, designed to introduce the readers to the threats, programs, and laws affecting the Commonwealth's rivers, streams, and lands. Available for $5.00 from PEC, 64 South 14th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203, 412-481-9400, or online at the Wataershed Atlas of the Allegheny River http://www.watershedatlas.com

Watershed Weekly, a weekly newsletter from the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers and the Environmental Fund for Pennsylvania, highlights successful watershed protection efforts, provide a calendar of workshops and other events and ideas for helping solve problems in your watershed. Available on-line at http://www.WatershedWeekly.org or by email (sign up on the website). It will be mailed as part of DEP's weekly UPDATE. To get on that mailing list write: EP Update, PO Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063

Winconisco Creek Watershed Assessment and Plan. Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Pub. No. 206, 1999. An assessment of the environmental health and a plan for managing nonpoint source pollution in the watershed. Available from Pat Adams, SRBC, 1721 No. Front St., Harrisbirg, PA 17102, 717-238-0423, fax: 717-238-2436, website: http://ww.srbc.net.

Working in Urban Watersheds: Industry Analyses
(Sustainable Conservation, 2000, 50 pp)
Describes the environmental impact of urban watershed pollution and automotive recycling in particular.
Available from Sustainable Conservation, 415-977-0308 or online at www.suscon.org


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