San Lorenzo River Watershed Pathogen TMDL

Information

Problem Statement - The beneficial use of water contact recreation is not protected in the impaired reaches of the San Lorenzo River Estuary (also known as San Lorenzo River Lagoon), San Lorenzo River , Branciforte Creek, Camp Evers Creek, Carbonera Creek, and Lompico Creek because fecal coliform concentrations exceed existing Basin Plan numeric water quality objectives protecting this beneficial use. All reaches in these waterbodies are impaired with the exception of Carbonera Creek, where the impairment extends from the mouth of Carbonera Creek upstream to its intersection with Bethany Road.

Documentation

  • July 20, 2011 - USEPA approved the San Lorenzo River Watershed Pathogen TMDL
  • June 8, 2011 - OAL approves the San Lorenzo River Watershed Pathogen TMDL
  • March 1, 2011 - State Water Resources Control Board approves the San Lorenzo River Watershed Pathogen TMDL
  • May 8, 2009 - Central Coast Water Board approves the San Lorenzo River Watershed Pathogen TMDL

Contacts

Status and Public Notices

  • Status: Fully approved and effective.
  • Public Notice: none at this time.

Approval status

  • Central Coast Water Board
    - approved May 8, 2009.
  • State Water Resources Control Board
    - approved March 1, 2011.
  • Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
    - approved June 8, 2011, which is the effective date.
  • USEPA
    - approved July 20, 2011.