Project Title & Description
Priority Water Quality Issues
The "Upper Mississippi River Interstate Consultations on Priority Water Quality Issues" project will assist the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) Task Force to coordinate efforts in developing consistent water quality assessments between the five states (WI, MN, IL, IA, MO) and two EPA Regions (5 & 7) that border the Upper Mississippi River. It would be beneficial to identify existing differences and coordinate future state processes and schedules for developing their 305(b) assessments, 303(d) lists, water quality standards, and monitoring efforts on the Upper Mississippi River. This project will focus on developing consistent fish consumption advisories and sedimentation assessments between the five states.