Antidegradation

Part of federal water quality requirements. Calls for all existing uses to be protected, for deterioration to be avoided or at least minimized when water quality meets or exceeds standards, and for outstanding waters to be strictly protected.

Glossary of Watershed Terms. (n.d.). Retrieved April 05, 2017, from http://cumberlandrivercompact.org/resources/glossary-watershed-terms/

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