Write a 1 to 2 page essay to answer the following questions. The essay should be word- processed, 12 point font, 1.5 spacing, 1” margins.

CEE/PUBH 3610 Homework #6

Due Friday, 12 October 2018

Write a 1 to 2 page essay to answer the following questions. The essay should be word- processed, 12 point font, 1.5 spacing, 1” margins. Use only MS Word format (.doc or .docx). Submit your essay via Canvas by the beginning of class on Friday October 12th. Please include the water body in the file name; for example: “Spring Creek.docx” (Canvas automatically adds your name to the file).

Choose one water body or stream segment in the State of UT that has an approved Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study:

https://deq.utah.gov/legacy/programs/water-quality/watersheds/approved-tmdls.htm

Briefly summarize the following in a narrative essay:

• the location and general description of the water body or stream segment • all Beneficial Use Classification(s), and which use(s) is/are impaired (cross-check the TMDL

with updated info at: http://mapserv.utah.gov/surfacewaterquality/) • the cause(s) of the impairment or the pollutant(s) of concern • the current total load for one pollutant (concentration, mass loading rate, or loading) • the required load reduction and/or water quality endpoint for that one pollutant • the main point sources and non-point sources for that one pollutant • how they plan to meet the TMDL requirements

Be sure to summarize these points in your own words; do not just copy from the TMDL!

An additional 5 points will be added to your score if you consult with the Engineering Writing Center (EWC) <ewc.usu.edu> and address their suggestions. You can maximize feedback from the EWC by making an appointment and uploading your draft for them ahead of your appointment. When you submit your assignment in Canvas, also upload the email confirmation from the EWC and a copy of their mark-up on your draft essay.

https://deq.utah.gov/legacy/programs/water-quality/watersheds/approved-tmdls.htm
http://mapserv.utah.gov/surfacewaterquality/
http://ewc.usu.edu

Grading Rubric for CEE/PUBH 3610 HW#6: TMDL essay

Not Attempted or Not Sufficient Adequate Good Points

Format (12 possible points)

Margins Margins not 1” (0) N/A 1” margins

(4)

Line spacing Spacing not 1.5 (0) N/A 1.5 spacing

(4)

Font Font not 12 point (0) N/A 12 point font

(4)

Technical Content (67 possible points) Location/description (0 – 5) (6 – 7) (8 – 9) Beneficial use classification(s) (0 – 3) (4 – 5) (6)

Impaired use classification(s) (0 – 3) (4 – 5) (6) Pollutant(s) or cause(s) (0 – 3) (4 – 5) (6) Load for chosen pollutant (0) N/A (5) Load reduction or endpoint (0) N/A (5) Sources of chosen pollutant (0 – 6) (7 – 8) (9 – 10) Plan to meet the TMDL (0 – 13) (14 – 17) (18 – 20) Language Mechanics: Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (21 possible points)

Grammar, spelling, punctuation > 8 errors (0 – 14) 3 – 8 errors (15 – 20)

0 – 2 errors (21)

Consulted the Engineering Writing Center (+5) Total (out of 100)

  1. margins:
  2. spacing:
  3. font:
  4. location:
  5. uses:
  6. impaired:
  7. pollutants:
  8. load:
  9. endpoint:
  10. sources:
  11. plan:
  12. mechanics:
  13. EWC:
  14. Total: 0
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