CNMI 305(b) and 303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report
Every two years BECQ evaluates the health of CNMI Waters by analyzing water quality monitoring data, the biological health of coral reefs and seagrass beds, and interpreting the impacts of mapped pollution sources caused by natural events, development, and other human activities. Each CNMI water body is evaluated and the findings are discussed in detail in the biennial CNMI 305(b) and 303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report. Those waters that do not meet the "Fishable and Swimmable" use designations are designated as impaired in the 303(d) listing. The WQS/NPS staff, or "Stream Dream Team" is tasked with identifying the cause of impairment and addressing pollution through the use of BMPs, engagement of the watershed's community members, and other projects outlined in a community vetted Conservation Action Plans (CAP) .
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2000 Integrated Report