Watershed

Science / Marine Biology / Watershed: The land area that is drained by a river or estuary and its tributaries

Watershed And Flood Prevention Act Of 1954

Business / Agriculture / Watershed And Flood Prevention Act Of 1954: P.L. 83-566 (August 4, 1954) established USDA’s small watershed program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service: purposes of projects built under this authority include flood redu MORE

Watershed And Flood Prevention Operations

Business / Agriculture / Watershed And Flood Prevention Operations: A program area of the Natural Resources Conservation Service that includes Flood Prevention Operations (under the Flood Control Act of 1944, P.L. 78-534), Emergency Watershed Protection, and Small Wat MORE

P.L. 566

Business / Agriculture / P.L. 566: Public Law 83-566 (August 4, 1954), Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954. See watershed and flood prevention operations. MORE

Freshet

Science / Marine Biology / Freshet: An increase of water flow into an estuary during the late winter or spring, owing to increased precipitation and snow melt in the watershed MORE

Hypoxia

Business / Agriculture / Hypoxia: A low oxygen condition in the water that may occur where a nutrient-laden free-flowing body of water (like a river) enters a lake or ocean. The high nutrient content promotes rapid growth of plankton/ MORE

Multiple Use

Business / Agriculture / Multiple Use: According to the Multiple Use and Sustained Yield Act of 1960 (P.L. 86-517, June 12, 1960), as amended, multiple use of the national forests means the 'harmonious and coordinated management of the var MORE

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