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(b) Utilize gated navigation dams to promote
(6) Provide outside distribution of division/
efficient gas exchange processes for aeration and/or
district annual water quality reports.
stripping of volatile organic compounds.
(7) Use cross training and temporary
(c) Control gated bendway pools for fish, wild-
life, and water quality purposes.
(8) Use interdisciplinary coordination
(d) Encourage creative use of dredge disposal
A-8. (Guidance) Development and
(6) Sediment control.
(a) Turbidity control.
Water management guidance activities for implement-
(b) Silt curtain.
ing the Corps policy to meet the environmental engi-
(c) Silt barriers to control nutrient leachates.
categorized as evaluation, action, and coordination.
(7) Hydropower operations.
a. Evaluation activities.
(a) Moderation of exaggerated flow increment
(1) Evaluate the suitability of project water
problems, ramping, or stepping discharge rates.
quality, including that of reservoir releases for appli-
cable project purposes.
(b) Spillage/discharges for recreation.
(2) Determine and report whether the water
(c) Turbine venting.
quality from each project is in compliance with
applicable state and Federal water quality standards/
(d) Modification of peaking operations to be less
(3) Maintain an awareness of watershed activities
c. Institutional opportunities.
that may constitute potential water quality problems,
(1) Coordinate with state, Federal, and local
ing, and mining.
agencies, local universities, recreation, conservation,
and other public interest groups, industrial and muni-
b. Action activities.
cipal water users, and hydropower, agriculture, and
(1) Define and report baseline water quality con-
ditions for each project. This is normally a preproject
(2) Schedule meetings with these groups to
water quality evaluation, but, for some projects,
exchange data and share information.
where preproject data do not exist, this is a descrip-
tion of the postconstruction water quality based on
(3) Establish communication channels and emer-
the earliest data available.
gency notification systems.
(2) Identify and monitor conditions and parame-
ters important to human health and environmental
(i.e., data sharing and reporting).
(5) Prepare letters to express concerns and Fed-
(3) Utilize, analyze, and electronically store the
eral interests in basin water quality management
(these letters can be effective environmental