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EPA Awards $174,000 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Release Date: 10/15/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – October 15, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $174,000 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The funds will be used by LDEQ to conduct ambient water quality monitoring in various ecoregions in Louisiana. LDEQ will collect continuous water quality monitoring data needed for dissolved oxygen, nutrient and other criteria development, and will also collect fish tissue samples and conduct a water quality database implementation needs assessment.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/oct2009.html

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