The Comprehensive Water Quality Assessment of Select Metropolitan Area Streams is a major study conducted by the Metropolitan Council that examines the water quality of 21 streams or stream segments that discharge into the metropolitan area's major rivers. The study provides a base of technical information that can support sound decisions about water resources in the metro area − decisions by the Council, state agencies, watershed districts, conservation districts, and county and city governments. All background information, methodologies, and data sources are summarized in Introduction and Methodologies. This section, Glossary and Acronyms, provides a glossary of frequently used technical terms and a list of common acronyms. Both of these, as well as individual sections for each of the 21 streams, are available for separate download from the report website. The staff of Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) and local cooperators conducted the stream monitoring work, while MCES staff performed the data analyses, compiled the results and prepared the report.
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