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Main Title Big Lost River Subbasin Assessment and TMDL.
CORP Author Idaho Div. of Environmental Quality, Coeur d'Alene.; Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab., Idaho Falls.
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2008-114316
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Water quality standards ; Watersheds ; Subbasin assessments ; Idaho ; Tribes ; Contaminants ; Impairments ; Cultural characteristicss ; Physical characteristics ; Tables (Data) ; Loading capacity ; Biological characteristics ; Pollutant source inventory ; Pollution control ; Waste load allocations ; Rivers ; Big Lost River Subbasin ; Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
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NTIS  PB2008-114316 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 261p
The Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that states and tribes restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nations waters. States and tribes, pursuant to Section 303 of the CWA are to adopt water quality standards necessary to protect fish, shellfish, and wildlife while providing for recreation in and on the waters whenever possible. Section 303(d) of the CWA establishes requirements for states and tribes to identify and prioritize waterbodies that are water quality limited (i.e., waterbodies that do not meet water quality standards). States and tribes must periodically publish a priority list of impaired waters, currently every two years. For waters identified on this list, states and tribes must develop a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the pollutants, set at a level to achieve water quality standards. This document addresses the waterbodies in the Big Lost River Subbasin that have been placed on what is known as the SC303(d) list. This subbasin assessment and TMDL analysis has been developed to comply with Idahos TMDL schedule. This assessment describes the physical, biological, and cultural setting; water quality status; pollutant sources; and recent pollution control actions in the Big Lost River Subbasin located in south central Idaho. The first part of this document, the subbasin assessment, is an important first step in leading to the TMDL. The starting point for this assessment was Idahos current SC303(d) list of water quality limited waterbodies. Nine segments of the Big Lost River Subbasin were listed on this list. The subbasin assessment portion of this document examines the current status of SC303(d) listed waters (Table A), and defines the extent of impairment and causes of water quality limitation throughout the subbasin. The loading analysis quantifies pollutant sources and allocates responsibility for load reductions needed to return listed waters to a condition of meeting water quality standards.