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Union River Fecal Coliform Total Maximum Daily Load Study

Publication number Date Published
01-03-038November 2001
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Author(s) Ward, W., S. Butkus, and W. Ehinger
Description A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) was initiated for the Union River for fecal coliform bacteria. Dry season concentrations higher than those in the wet season suggest that there is a continuous, steady component to the pollution loading. Since concentrations are relatively high during the wet season and flows are dramatically higher, there is also a storm-related component to the loading. Pollution sources in the basin are exclusively nonpoint. The predominant sources are likely agriculture, on-site disposal (septic) systems, and post-development activities attributable to urban development (e.g., domesticated animals). Fecal coliform loading capacity is established and load allocations are recommended.
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Keywords flow, urban, study, basin, river, Total Maximum Daily Load, pollution, fecal coliform
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 15 Kitsap
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #URTMDL


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