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EPA Survey Finds More than Half of the Nation’s River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition

On March 26th, EPA released the results of the first comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of stream and river miles across the country, finding that more than half — 55 percent — are in poor condition for aquatic life.  The 2008-2009 National Rivers and Stream Assessment reflects the most recent data available, and is part of EPA’s expanded effort to monitor waterways in the U.S. and gather scientific data on the condition of the Nation’s water resources. To access the report, visit: http://www.epa.gov/aquaticsurveys.