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East Fork Lewis River Alternative Restoration Plan

Publication number Date Published
21-10-051October 2021
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Author(s) Water Quality Program
Description The East Fork Lewis River and its tributaries are on Washington State's impaired waters list (303d list) for warm water temperatures and bacteria pollution problems, which drives the need to develop a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study. Ecology has chosen to develop this TMDL Alternative Restoration Plan (ARP) in advance of a TMDL in order to expedite voluntary implementation of best management practices (BMPs) to improve water quality. To develop the ARP, Ecology launched the East Fork Lewis River Partnership to work collaboratively with local, state, federal, and tribal governments, watershed groups, and private landowners to develop and implement the plan. Priorities for long-term implementation include addressing water quality impacts from septic systems, stormwater, and agriculture, and enhancing riparian restoration, and streamflow restoration efforts in the watershed. Multiple new projects and programs are underway to improve water quality. The East Fork Lewis ARP is the first plan of its kind to be completed in Washington State, and the first completed in EPA’s Region 10.
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Keywords Nonpoint Pollution, nonpoint source, nonpoint, restoration, implementation plan, water quality, salmon, non point, non point source
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