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Water Quality Model Passes Another Test

(PhysOrg.com) -- A test of the SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) model on a small watershed with poor water quality in Maryland showed that the model accurately estimated pollutant levels over the long ...

Feb 25, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

NOAA deploys new 'smart buoy' off Annapolis

NOAA deployed the seventh in a series of "smart buoys" to monitor weather conditions and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay today. The buoy, located at the mouth of Severn River near Annapolis, Md., will be used by commercial ...

Nov 11, 2009 3 / 5 (2) 1

How good are tests for E. coli in streams?

Bacteria commonly used to indicate health risks in recreational waters might not be so reliable after all. Pathogenic E. coli were pervasive in stream-water samples with low concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria.

Sep 22, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

UN study advises caution over dams

(AP) -- A dam-building spree in China poses the greatest threat to the future of the already beleaguered Mekong, one of the world's major rivers and a key source of water for the region, a U.N. report said ...

May 21, 2009 3.3 / 5 (4) 2

Biofuel production: a drink-or-drive issue?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Federal requirements to increase the production of ethanol has developed into a "drink-or-drive issue" in the Midwest as a result of biofuel production's impact on water supplies and water ...

Apr 30, 2009 4 / 5 (2) 3