Are you interested in learning more about the soils at your home or on your land? Did you know that you can determine the height of your water table, building site suitability, field soil acreage and crop productivity without leaving the comfort of your home or office? The Web Soil Survey allows online viewing of soil survey maps and reports, and puts important soils information right into your hands. Click the Web Soil Survey link and unlock your own secrets in the soil.
Forty years ago, in the midst of a national concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, destruction of wetlands, and contaminated runoff, the principal law to protect the nation’s waters was passed. Originally enacted in 1948 to control water pollution, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, or Clean Water Act (CWA), was totally revised in 1972. At that time, the CWA set a new national goal “to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters”, with interim goals that all waters be fishable and swimmable where possible. …[Read More]