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  • Water Quality | New England SPARROW

    S.P.A.R.R.O.W. Overview

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with NEIWPCC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has developed a water quality model called SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed Attributes) to assist in regional total maximum daily load (TMDL) and nutrient criteria activities in New England.

    NE SPARROW model data are now available to view and download via the link below:
    NE SPARROW model.

    Funding for this interface, as well as the SPARROW CD, was provided by the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of New Hampshire.

    Download the complete New England SPARROW Model Report, USGS Scientific Investigations Report: Estimation of Total Nitrogen and Phosphorus in New England Streams Using Spatially Referenced Regression Models, by Richard Bridge Moore, Craig M. Johnston, Keith W. Robinson, and Jeffrey R. Deacon (PDF format 5,306 KB).


    For more information, contact Emily Bird.






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