Water Quality Standards for Lakes

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To evaluate the current use of and perceived need for water quality standards for lakes, the North American Lake Management Society conducted a survey of State water program administrators. Forty-seven States responded. The survey posed four main questions:

  • Are lake water quality standards needed?
  • How are such standards used now or how would they be used if adopted?
  • What data is needed for developing lake water quality standards?
  • Should lake-specific criteria be included in standards for toxic pollutants?