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The [http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/water_issues/programs/tmdl/docs/san_lorenzo/nitrate/index.shtml San Lorenzo River TMDL for nitrate] was the first [http://ecoviz.csumb.edu/wiki/index.php/TMDLs_in_the_Monterey_Bay_Region_of_California TMDL] written for a water body in the [http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/ central coast region]. The TMDL was first initiated in 2000, when the Central Coast Water Board approved an [http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/water_issues/programs/tmdl/docs/san_lorenzo/nitrate/slr_nitrate_tmdl_resln00-001_signed.pdf amendment] to the original Central Coast Basin Plan (Basin Plan). The amendment changed the Basin Plan's unrealistic nitrate concentration goal (which was below background concentrations), to the target concentration required by a TMDL for the San Lorenzo.
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The [http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/water_issues/programs/tmdl/docs/san_lorenzo/nitrate/index.shtml San Lorenzo River TMDL for nitrate] was the first [http://ecoviz.csumb.edu/wiki/index.php/TMDLs_in_the_Monterey_Bay_Region_of_California TMDL] written for a water body in the [http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/ central coast region]. The TMDL was first initiated in 2000, when the Central Coast Water Board (CCWB) approved an [http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/water_issues/programs/tmdl/docs/san_lorenzo/nitrate/slr_nitrate_tmdl_resln00-001_signed.pdf amendment] to the original Central Coast Basin Plan (Basin Plan). The amendment changed the Basin Plan's unrealistic nitrate concentration goal (which was so low that is was below background concentrations), to the target concentration required by a TMDL for the San Lorenzo. The CCWB approved the nitrate TMDL for the San Lorenzo River in September of 2000, and it was finally approved by the EPA in 2003.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:34, 28 March 2012

A watershed-related issue examined by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.

Summary

The San Lorenzo River TMDL for nitrate was the first TMDL written for a water body in the central coast region. The TMDL was first initiated in 2000, when the Central Coast Water Board (CCWB) approved an amendment to the original Central Coast Basin Plan (Basin Plan). The amendment changed the Basin Plan's unrealistic nitrate concentration goal (which was so low that is was below background concentrations), to the target concentration required by a TMDL for the San Lorenzo. The CCWB approved the nitrate TMDL for the San Lorenzo River in September of 2000, and it was finally approved by the EPA in 2003.

Location

...Name the smallest watershed (or other applicable region) within which the issue occurs...

Resource/s at stake

...What environmental resource/s are at stake?...

Stakeholders

...Who are the stakeholders in the watershed? e.g. agencies, non-profits, associations...

Laws, policies, & regulations

...What laws, policies, and/or regulations are involved?...

Systems

... What elements of the biophysical system are/were involved?...

Science

...What scientific studies are or would be relevant / already completed?...

Tools

...What analytical (e.g. modeling) tools were or could be used?...

Action Taken Since TMDL Approval

Future research

...What knowledge gaps remain?...

...Suggest a CWSP MS thesis topic that could contribute to the issue...

...Suggest a topic for a hypothetical study that had unlimited resources...

References


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