New Jersey Water Science Center
Great Falls of the Passaic River at Paterson, N.J.
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Surface-Water Status & Trends, NAWQA
Project Title: Surface-Water Status & Trends, NAWQA
The USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program addresses three long-term goals:
The following broad objectives for NAWQA SWST:
Strategy and Approach
The redesigned NAWQA SWST fixed-site water chemistry component includes three components: 1) sampling water chemistry every year at 12 integrator sites with watershed characteristics such that they are representative of much of the agricultural or urban characteristics of Major River Basins (MRBs) of the country, 2) sampling water chemistry at 15 indicator sites one year out of every two, and 3) sampling water chemistry at 86 sites (including both integrator and indicator sites) one year out of every four. The SWSTR Committee recommends that changes to the SWST water- chemistry fixed-site network be implemented in FY07.