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Main Title Total Maximum Daily Loads of Phosphorus and Sediments to Adkins Pond in the Pocomoke River Watershed, Wicomico County, MD.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Year Published 2002
Stock Number PB2013-107883
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Phosphorus ; Sediments ; Watersheds ; Algae ; Aquatic organisms ; Dams ; Maryland ; Nutrients ; Recreational facilities ; Water pollution control ; Total maximum daily load(TMDL) ; Adkins Pond ; Pocomoke River ; Wicomico County(Maryland)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-107883 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/19/2013
Collation 34p
On the basis of water quality problems associated with nutrients and sediments, Adkins Pond, in the Pocomoke River watershed (02-13-02-03) was identified on Maryland's 1998 list of WQLSs as being impaired. This document establishes Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the nutrient phosphorus and sediments entering Adkins Pond. Adkins Pond is an impoundment located in southeastern Wicomico County, Maryland. The water overflows the dam into Adkins Race, a tributary to the Pocomoke River. Adkins Pond is used as a recreational facility for boating and fishing with an adjacent picnic area. Adkins Pond is impacted by a high sediment load, which has resulted in excessive sedimentation and loss of the pond's volume. This threatens the ability of the water body to maintain and support fishing, and propagation of fish and other aquatic life. The pond also experiences occasional nuisance seasonal algae blooms, due to over enrichment by nutrients, which interfere with recreational uses.