Cleaner Water Faster: Parallel Approaches to the TMDL Process
In regions dominated by non-point pollution sources like southeastern Washington the intensive planning associated with the TMDL process can be excessive and may actually be counter-productive. We have developed two parallel approaches to the TMDL process which we call 'Streamlined TMDL' and 'Straight to Implementation.' These approaches focus on developing partnerships with local governments and landowners to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) and use existing procedures to achieve clean water faster and more efficiently than the standard TMDL. Using this approach the Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) has worked with locals to create more than 300 miles of riparian buffers and implement BMPs at nearly 150 problem sites in six counties in Southeastern Washington.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-10-01
More about this publication?
- Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.
WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- About WEF Proceedings
- WEFTEC Conference Information
- Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites