Is it Safe to Swim? Answering Important Questions with the Impaired Waters List
You can’t solve a problem until you know what’s there, and the Clean Water Act’s impaired waters list helps to define the state of our waters. To get to fishable, swimmable waters we need to figure out which waters are impaired by what pollutants. The impaired waters list connects the goals of water quality standards with monitoring data to help states understand and prioritize water quality improvement projects.
About our guests:
Miranda Nichols is the Data Analysis Unit Supervisor with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). She joined MPCA in 2006 and has spent most of her career managing water quality monitoring and assessment data.
Dustin Shull is an Environmental Group Manager in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PA DEP) Water Quality Division. Dustin has been with PA DEP for 13 years and is currently responsible for developing assessment methodology as it relates to surface water quality and creating Pennsylvania’s Integrated Report.