Common Acronyms Related to Watershed Protection

Become familiar with the watershed protection "speak."

Biochemical Oxygen Demand

BOD

Confined Animal Feeding Operation

CAFO

Clean Water Act

CWA

Discharge Monitoring Report

DMR

Department of Natural Resources

DNR

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA

Environmental Protection Division

EPD

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPDES

Office of State Administrative Hearings

OSAH

Total Suspended Solids

TSS

Total Maximum Daily Load

TMDL