Project Title & Description
BIOLOGICAL CRITERIA PROGRAM - BENTHIC INVERTEBRATE BIOASSESSMENT PROTOCOLS FOR STREAMS
This assistance award provides full federal EPA funding in the amount of $30,000 to support the Biological Criteria Program Project "Standardization of Benthic Invertebrate Bioassessment Protocols for Low Gradient Streams in California". The total approved project cost is $33,638.
This project is intended to standardize sampling protocols for California's low gradient streams. The project will result in common methods and approaches used in bioassessment statewide. It wil be applied in the near future in association with anticipated increased biomonitoring included in new waivers of waste discharge requirements for irrigated agriculture.