Biological Assessment/Community

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Biological Assessment: Biological assessments are evaluations of the condition of waterbodies using surveys and other direct measurements of resident biological organisms (macroinvertebrates, fish, and plants). Biological assessment results are used…

Best Management Practices (BMPS)

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The schedule of activities, prohibition of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to avoid or minimize pollution or habitat destruction to the environment. BMPs can also include treatment requirements,…


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An artificial hill or wall of dirt or sand used as a barrier to separate two areas.

Benthic Biodiversity

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The variety or measure of many different kinds of organisms living on the bottom of a body of water, such as mussels or other bottom-dwelling species.

Base Flood Elevation (BFE)

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The elevation of surface water resulting from a flood that has a 1- percent (1%) chance of equaling or exceeding that level in any given year. The BFE is shown…

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