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

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Summary

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

US EPA Approved Central Coast TMDL's

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

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/water_issues/programs/tmdl/status.shtml

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