Ecological perspective on water quality goals

  title={Ecological perspective on water quality goals},
  author={J. Karr and D. R. Dudley},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  • J. Karr, D. R. Dudley
  • Published 1981
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management
  • The central assumption of nonpoint source pollution control efforts in agricultural watersheds is that traditional erosion control programs are sufficient to insure high quality water resources. We outline the inadequacies of that assumption, especially as they relate to the goal of attaining ecological integrity. The declining biotic integrity of our water resources over the past two decades is not exclusively due to water quality (physical/chemical) degradation. Improvement in many aspects of… CONTINUE READING
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