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Thompson Creek TMDL Project


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A TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) establishes the maximum allowable pollutant loading for a waterbody, allocates that load among pollutant contributors, and provides a basis for taking actions needed to restore water quality. This Project will develop a TMDL for the Thompson Creek watershed above highway S-13-243 in Chesterfield County. The first objective of this project will be to evaluate the role of land use as a major factor in nonpoint source runoff. Once a detailed characterization and assessment of fecal coliform bacteria contributions to the Thompson Creek watershed above highway S-13-243 have been completed, an evaluation of land use management and nonpoint source allocations on fecal coliform bacteria trends will be conducted. The project will then develop a stakeholder consensus on the watershed management and the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for fecal coliform. Future nonpoint source implementation activities in the watershed should be based on the recommended loading alternative. This project is funded by a grant to the Pee Dee RC&D, in cooperation with the Town of Chesterfield and the Chesterfield Soil and Water Conservation District. Funding is from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control through the US Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act Section 319.



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