Lack of Progress Towards Lake Okeechobee TMDL
TP Starting Load (12-yr average) 448 2016 TP Load (5-yr average; SFWMD data) 489 2016 TP Load (FDEP report) 381 TP Allocation (5-yr average) 105 FDEP BMAP excludes loads from the South, East and West Sub-watersheds; for consistency those loads are excluded here.
A study of the costs to agriculture of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL
found that prioritizing practices based on their cost-effectiveness along with crude spatial targeting could reduce annualized costs of achieving the required agricultural N and P load allocations across the six bay watershed states by 27%-80% compared to the costs of the Phase I watershed implementation plans developed by the states with little consideration to cost-effectiveness (Kaufman et al., 2014).
(59) Program regulations require states to submit impaired water lists to EPA biennially, and specifically identify waters targeted for TMDL
development within the next two years.
Since 2002, the department has awarded more than $117 million in TMDL
grants, including $3.2 million to date in fiscal year 2016-'17.
BLM allows for more scientifically objective benchmarks as the basis for TMDL
regulations versus the current one-size-fits-all methods.
The UOR BMAP identifies the present load of pollutants, in this case, total phosphorus, which the water body is receiving and then identifies the amount of load the water body can receive and still meet water quality standards (the TMDL
A third step involves developing a TMDL
for each pollutant.
As a result of a 2008 CLF lawsuit, in April 2010, the EPA agreed to consider current pollution data to determine whether and how to strengthen the TMDL
. Last month, the federal court upheld EPA's decision when ANR officials tried to block the settlement in court and keep the flawed plan in place.
Total maximum daily load (TMDL
) refers to the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive and still meet water quality standards.
The data might also be used in demonstrating the role of Sonoma growers to Regional Water Quality Control Boards for compliance with total maximum daily load (TMDL
Once installed on a personal computer, BASINS 4.0 is a valuable tool for watershed and water quality-based analyses, including development of total-maximum-daily-load (TMDL
That study was prompted because the lower Portneuf has been listed as polluted by nutrients in accordance with the CWA (Clean Water Act) sec 303d, which results in the development of a TMDL
load restriction of 0.075 mg/L.