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The Use of Rapid Bioassessment to Assess the Success of Stormwater Treatment Technologies (Best Management Practices) in Urban Streams

BMPs represent a merge between effective pollution control options and practical management considerations. As defined by U.S. Department of Agriculture (1981), a BMP is a practice or combination of practices that are determined (by a state or designated area-wide planning agency) through problem assessment, examination of alternative practices, and appropriate public participation to be the most effective, practicable (including technological, economic, and institutional considerations) means of preventing or reducing the amount of pollution generated by nonpoint sources to a level compatible with water quality goals. Craddock and Hursh (1949) stated: “Today, better land-management practices must be inaugurated to restore a

Case Studies: Applied BMP Projects ..................................................................... 171 Case Study 1: Weracoba Creek ......................................................................... 172 Case Study 2: Roaring Branch .......................................................................... 179

References .............................................................................................................. 185

conditions to serve our present and future needs for usable water.” The better land management practices gave way to the BMPs of today.