||Total Maximum Daily Loads of Fecal Coliform for the Restricted Shellfish Harvesting Area in Back Creek of the Honga River Basin in Dorchester County, Maryland.
||Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Fecal bacteria ;
Water quality ;
Anacostia River Basin ;
Water quality standards ;
Dorchester County(Maryland) ;
Honga River Basin
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||Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) implementing regulations direct each State 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 demonstrate that water quality standards are being met. Honga River (basin number 02-13-04-01) was first identified on the 1996 303(d) List submitted to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) as impaired by nutrients, sediments, and fecal coliform. On the 2004 303(d) List, the fecal coliform impairment was clarified with the identification of Back Creek as the specific area of impairment. This document, upon EPA approval, establishes a TMDL of fecal coliform for Back Creek. The nutrient and sediment impairments within the Honga River basin will be addressed at a future date.
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