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The 2002 Winter Olympics A Test Case For Source Water Protection
Author: Michelle M. Wind, Florence Perez-Reynolds, Linda Moss, Russ Hone
Date: 6/102
Presented at AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition, June 16-20, 2002, New Orleans, LA

The Salt Lake City Watershed Canyons water supply is a unique system given its proximity to a growing population, recreation attraction and the direct stream flow that brings water from high in the watershed to the water treatment system in just a few hours. As a result, there is minimum buffering to minimize water quality impacts, with the exception of watershed protection strategies. The City built on existing monitoring programs to develop water quality monitoring and response plans as part of a comprehensive water quality information system that satisfies information needs to support water quality management goals. Development of the monitoring and response programs included input from a Blue Ribbon Panel of national and regional experts and is designed to establish baseline water quality and track water quality issues and changes that may result from growth and changes in land use activities. This water quality information system is integrally linked to the City's water quality management goals through monitoring network design, interpretation and reporting of results, and information needs.

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