||Total Maximum Daily Loads of Phosphorus for Southeast Creek, Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
||Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Water quality ;
Clean Water Act ;
Water pollution control ;
Total Maximum Daily Load(TMDL) ;
Queen Anne's County(Maryland)
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This document proposes to establish a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of phosphorus for Southeast Creek (basin number 02-13-05-08). Southeast Creek drains to the Chester River and is part of the Upper Eastern Shore Tributary Strategy Basin. The tidal portion of Southeast Creek was identified on the States 1996 list of Water Quality Limited Segments (WQLSs) as impaired by nutrients, suspended sediments and fecal coliform. Water quality data and modeling analyses suggest that the nutrient phosphorus is the cause of excessive algal growth in the Southeast Creek (supporting data are provided in Appendix A); therefore, this TMDL is established for phosphorus to address the nutrient impairment. The water quality goal of this TMDL is to reduce high chlorophyll a concentrations (a surrogate for algal blooms) and to maintain the dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration at a level where the designated uses for Southeast Creek will be met. The suspended sediment and fecal coliform impairments will be addressed at a later date.