Helpful Lake-Related Links:
- Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association (http://www.wpwa.org)
The mission of the Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association is to promote and protect the integrity of the lands and waters of the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed. Boone Lake is part of this watershed.
- University of Rhode Island (URI) Watershed Watch (http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/ww/)
The URI Watershed Watch program works with local communities to assess water quality, and provide information for more effective management of critical water resources. URI Watershed Watch helps organizations to recruit and train volunteers to become citizen scientists gathering detailed, quality assured monitoring data. Our comprehensive watershed-based program focuses on long-term ecological monitoring of RI's fresh and salt water resources.
- EPA Outreach (http://www.epa.gov/owow/lakes/)
The EPA Clean Lakes site includes information on a broad range of topics, including national lakes assessment and lake water quality summaries.
- EPA Water Quality Assessment (http://ofmpub.epa.gov/waters10/attains_state.control?p_state=RI)
The Rhode Island Water Quality Assessment Report provides assessment, tracking, and environmental results for watersheds in Rhode Island, including the Boone Lake watershed (Pawcatuck-Wood).
- Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) (http://www.damsafety.org)
ASDSO is a national non-profit organization serving state dam safety programs and the broader dam safety community, which includes federal dam safety professionals, dam owners and operators, engineering consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, academia, contractors, and others interested in improving dam safety.
- United States Geographical Survey Rhode Island (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ri/nwis/rt)
USGS real-time water data for Rhode Island, used to retrieve real-time data on daily stream conditions.
- Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (http://www.riema.ri.gov)
The primary mission of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is to protect life and property in the event of a disaster or crises situation, through a program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
- Department of Environmental Management (DEM) (http://www.dem.ri.gov)
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is committed to preserving the quality of Rhode Island's environment, maintaining the health and safety of its residents, and protecting the natural systems upon which life depends. Together with many partners, we offer assistance to individuals, business and municipalities, conduct research, find solutions, and enforce laws created to protect the environment.
- FEMA/NDSP Dam Safety Program (http://www.fema.gov/about-national-dam-safety-program)
The Federal Government is working to protect Americans from dam failure through the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP). The NDSP, which is led by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), is a partnership of the states, federal agencies, and other stakeholders to encourage individual and community responsibility for dam safety.
- North American Lake Management Society (NALMS)
The purpose of the Society is to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs for today and tomorrow.
- Cesspool/Septic System Inspection and Replacement Rules (http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/water/permits/isds/)
The Department of Environmental Management's new Rules for septic systems took effect on January 1, 2008. Under the new Rules, the term "onsite wastewater treatment system" (OWTS) is used to better emphasize the importance of treatment in system function and environmental protection.
- Helpful Water Cycle Vocabulary (https://www.oberk.com/watercycleglossaryofterms)
A fun environmental education resource submitted by Steven, a student interested in watersheds and the environment!
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