Why do a TMDL Implementation Plan for Big Otter Watershed?. What is a TMDL?. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a term used to describe the amount of pollution a stream can receive and still meet Water Quality Standards.
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Implementation Plan development is required by state legislation (WQMIRA, 1997)
DCR has lead for NPS TMDL implementation plans
DCR, DEQ, and other state, federal and local agencies will support plan development
TMDL Implementation Plan Development Big Otter Watershed
First Public Meeting
May 19, 2005
Implementation Guidance Manual
*note that the Buffalo Creek impairment is listed as an extension of the Big Otter River
Humans and Pets
Sources and Distribution of Bacteria
Bacteria Source Characterization
Models are used to predict how watersheds respond and to evaluate pollutant reduction options
Stream Network and Subwatersheds
Fate and Transport of Bacteria: Livestock
Fate and Transport of Bacteria: Wildlife
Fate and Transport of Bacteria:
Humans and Pets
Failing Septic System
TMDL Allocation Scenarios
Phase 1 Allocation Scenarios
Courtesy VA Department of Conservation and Recreation
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Source: VADCR Blackwater River TMDL Implementation Plan
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