Total Maximum Daily Load program follow-up in the Monterey Bay Region

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Many TMDLs have been developed, approved, and implemented in the Monterey Bay Region. As of January 2012, there are 22 TMDL projects approved by theUS EPA [1]. This page is developed to keep an up-to-date list on all US EPA approved Central Coast Region 3 TMDLs to ensure appropriate progress towards implementation.

US EPA Approved Central Coast TMDL's

Table 1. US Environmental Protection Agency approved TMDL's the Central Coast, Region 3 [1].

TMDL Waterbody Year Approved
Nitrate San Lorenzo River 2003
Sediment Morro Bay (Including Chorro Creek, Los Osos Creek and the Morro Bay Estuary) 2004
Pathogen Morro Bay (Including Chorro and Los Osos Creeks) 2004
Sediment San Lorenzo River (Including Carbonera Creek, Lompico Creek, and Shingle Mill Creek) 2004
Mercury Clear Creek and Hernandez Reservoir 2004
Nutrient Los Osos Creek, Warden Creek and Warden Lake Wetland 2005
Pathogen San Luis Obispo Creek 2005
Nitrate Pajaro River (Including Llagas Creek) 2006
Nutrient San Luis Obispo Creek 2007
Sediment Pajaro River (Including San Benito River, Llagas Creek and Rider Creek) 2007
Oxygen Chorro Creek Nutrients and Dissolved 2007
Pathogens Watsonville Slough 2007
Coliform Pajaro River Fecal (including Pajaro River, San Benito River, Llagas Creek and Tequisquita Slough) 2010
Pathogens Soquel Lagoon 2010
Pathogen Aptos/Valencia Creek 2011
Pathogen San Lorenzo River Watershed 2011
Bacteria Tularcitos Fecal Indicator 2011
Bacteria San Lorenzo Creek Fecal Indicator 2011
Bacteria Lower San Antonio Fecal Indicator 2011
Bacteria Cholame Creek Fecal Indicator 2011
Bacteria Arroyo de la Cruz Fecal Indicator 2011
Fecal Coliform Corralitos and Salsipuedes Creeks 2012
Coliform Lower Salinas River Watershed Fecal 2012


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