Regional & Special Projects of interest
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Studies
The Local Government Council is working with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, DEQ, and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, DCR, in the development of a number of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) projects for impaired or “dirty” stream segments located in the Region 2000 area. The affected streams were identified on Virginia’s 303(D) list of impaired waters as impaired due to violations of Virginia’s water quality standards. As such DEQ and DCR have lead the development of studies an plans, through partnership with citizens and local and other state agencies, in the development of plans to restore and maintain water quality in these identified steams. These plans are called Total Maximum Daily Loads or TMDLs. A TMDL represents the total pollutant amount that a waterbody can hold and still meet water quality standards.
Two Virginia firms, Engineering Concepts Incorporated, ECI, and Map Tech, Incorporated have been hired by the Local Government Council to develop the scientific modeling and assessments for these water quality studies.
To learn more about each of these projects, how local citizens can provide input and comment of these important local resource protection initiatives, and learn what is happening with these Region 2000 water quality studies or general TMDL information click on the following links or contacts provided below.
Links for Additional Information
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - TMDLs in Virginia
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water Conservation Programs
Environmental Protection Agency - Virginia TMDL Program
Last updated 9/11/07