Freshwater Creek TMDL

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have listed the Freshwater Creek watershed under the Clean Water Act Section 303(d) as a sediment impaired waterbody. A program has been developed to recover 303(d) List waterbodies via the establishment of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL). At this time, the Regional Water Board staff is in the process of establishing a TMDL for sediment in the Freshwater Creek watershed. The goal of the TMDL program is to restore and maintain the sediment impaired beneficial uses of water of Freshwater Creek and its tributaries. Staff will develop the technical TMDL, the implementation, and monitoring plans together.

Staff has been working with the landowners in the watershed to compile existing information about watershed conditions as well as working with the primary landowners to conduct studies to fill information gaps. As part of that process, the Regional Board contracted with the Redwood Community Action Agency to conduct interviews of watershed residents.

As documents associated with the development of the Freshwater Creek TMDL become available, they will be posted at this location. Additionally, staff will conduct public meetings to provide an overview of the documents and provide an opportunity for the public to comment and have their questions, concerns, and suggestions considered prior to the whole document going out for public review.

Freshwater Documents


  (Page last updated 7/1/19)