||Water Quality Analysis of Eutrophication of the Casselman River, Garrett County, Maryland.
||Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Water quality ;
Dissolved oxygen ;
Water Quality Limited Segments(WQLSs) ;
Casselman River(Maryland) ;
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||Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (the Act) directs States to identify and list waters, known as water quality limited segments (WQLSs), in which current required controls of a specified substance are inadequate to achieve water quality standards. For each WQLS, the State is to either establish a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of the specified substance that the waterbody can receive without violating water quality standards, or provide justification for removal from the 303(d) list. The Casselman River was identified on the States 1996 list of WQLSs as impaired by nutrients, among other substances. This report provides an analysis of recent monitoring data, which shows that the dissolved oxygen criterion and designated uses associated with nutrients are being met in the Casselman River. This analysis supports the conclusion that a TMDL for nutrients is not necessary to achieve water quality standards in this case. Barring any contradictory future data, this report will be used as supporting material when MDE proposes the revision of Marylands 2002 303(d) list for public review. Although the waters of the Casselman River do not display signs of eutrophication, the State reserves the right to require future controls in the Casselman watershed if evidence suggests nutrients from the basin are contributing to downstream water quality problems.
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