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Dungeness River and Matriotti Creek Post-Total Maximum Daily Load Data Review

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04-03-053December 2004
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Author(s) Sargeant, D.
Description In July 2002, EPA approved several TMDLs for fecal coliform bacteria in streams in the Dungeness River basin. The TMDL package includes a Water Cleanup Plan for Bacteria in the Lower Dungeness Watershed. Ecology analyzed the post-TMDL data and found significant improvements in bacteria levels in some areas.

Matriotti Creek fecal coliform levels have significantly improved. Several sites now meet the bacteria target levels set for the creek, and all sites monitored show some improvement. The Dungeness River does not yet meet TMDL targets, but improvements in fecal coliform levels were seen during the irrigation season at river mile 0.8. Meadowbrook Creek continues to not meet fecal coliform standards.
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Keywords Dungeness Watershed, creek, 303(d), section 303, basin, cleanup, river, water cleanup plan, water, watershed, Total Maximum Daily Load, tribe, Environmental Protection Agency, bacteria
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 18 Elwah-Dungeness

Dungeness River and Matriotti Creek Fecal Coliform Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load Study