The Omaha District implements a Water Quality Management Program as part of the operation and maintenance activities associated with managing Corps civil works projects. The Program is directed at surface water quality management and adheres to the guidance and requirements specified in the Corps’ Engineering Regulation – ER 1110-2-8154, “Water Quality and Environmental Management for Corps Civil Works Projects”. The District recognizes the importance of ground water quality management at Corps projects; however, ground water quality management issues are addressed through other program efforts.
A continuing Water Quality Data Collection program is necessary for each Corps project. Water quality data are essential to understanding and effectively managing the aquatic resources of Corps projects. Water quality data provide the critical information needed to effectively develop, implement and evaluate water quality management activities at District projects.