Water Protection Program
Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, Water Body RecordElk River
Approved March 26, 2004
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, approved the TMDL document for Elk River, WBID 3246, in McDonald, Barry and Newton counties. This document also includes these tributaries to the Elk River:
Big Sugar Creek - WBID 3250
Buffalo Creek - WBIDs 3269, 3273
Indian Creek - WBID 3256
Little Sugar Creek - WBID 3249
Middle Indian Creek - WBIDs 3262, 3263
North Indian Creek - WBID 3260
Patterson Creek - WBID 3268
South Indian Creek - WBID 3259
To address the listed pollutant, TMDLs were calculated for:
- Total nitrogen.
- Total phosphorus.
Documents in this record:
- Approved Elk River TMDL.
- Elk River TMDL Information Sheet.
- EPA approval letter - This includes the EPA Region 7 TMDL Review pages in which they document how this TMDL meets all of their requirements.
- Submittal letter transferring the TMDL to EPA for approval.
- Comments and responses - The department received one comment letter and two email comments during the public notice period, which was from Dec. 3, 2003 to Jan. 4, 2004.