Bioassessment and Biocriteria Program Status for Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC) Aaniiih & Nakoda Tribes: Streams and Wadeable Rivers
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Water Quality Standards
The link to Fort Belknap Indian Community Aaniiih & Nakoda Tribes WQS that are in effect for Clean Water Act purposes are not currently available. Please contact their WQ Program for a copy and additional information.
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Aquatic Life Fishery, Cold-water
Aquatic Life Fishery, Warm-water
Aquatic Life, Non-fishery Cold-water
Aquatic Life, Non-fishery Warm-water
__X__ No criteria
At this time the FBIC does not have specific, numeric biological standards or criteria, however, it is the intent of the Tribes to develop such criteria or standards as resources allow.
Biocriteria or bioassessment not used in antidegradation policy.
What biological assemblages are used in the bioassessment program?
Benthic macroinvertebrates, fish, and amphibians
Are bioassessments used to support 303(d) listings?
How are assemblages used to make impairment decisions?
Other uses of biocriteria or bioassessment within the water quality program:
In the TWQS Draft, refining ALU, TMDL development and assessment, antidegradation, non-point source assessments, BMP evaluation, 303(d) water quality standards assessment, 305(b) surface water condition assessment, and restoration goals may be incorporated.
Technical Support Information and Documents:
“Reference conditions” describe the characteristics of water body segments least impaired by human activities. As such, reference conditions can be used to describe attainable biological or habitat conditions for water body segments with common watershed/catchment characteristics within defined geographical regions.
Technical reference material:
Stressor identification/causal analysis approach: