Water resources and Environmental Issues, chapter 13

When was the clean water act established and what does it do?
1972, and it established the criteria for regulating discharges of pollutants into waters in the US.
us fish and wildlife service
works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats
ESA-what and when
endangered species act, 1973, protects endangered species both internationally and domesticically.
Reclamation act of 1902
us federal law that funded irrigation projects for arid lands of 20 states in the US.
differentiate endangered vs threatened species.
national pollutant discharge elimination system
on a state by state basis, section 402 of CWA. Regulates point source discharges of industrial, municipal, wastewater, and stormwater