Scott River TMDL
The purpose of this website is to provide information on the Scott River TMDLs.
The Klamath Basin TMDL Fact Sheet provides general information about Scott and Klamath Rivers.
- On April 19, 2018, the Regional Water Board renewed the Scott River TMDL Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements (Waiver) for 5 additional years to address sediment and temperature impairments in the Scott River watershed and provide support for beneficial uses. The full text of the adopted waiver can be found at the link below.
- As with previous waivers, The Regional Water Board conditionally waives the requirements for Dischargers to file a Report of Waste discharge and obtain Waste Discharge Requirements pursuant to Water Code section 13269 for all discharges not already authorized under an existing permit or order if dischargers are in compliance with the conditions of the Waiver. Key findings from the waiver are listed below, but all dischargers are expected to review and understand the requirements of the Waiver.
- Dischargers are expected to work cooperatively with the Regional Water Board to assess risks to water quality from their operations.
- Dischargers are expected to implement the best management practices described in Waiver Finding 5(a-q) as appropriate for their operations or work collaboratively with the Regional Water Board to develop new best management practices that provide equal or better water quality protections.
- Dischargers may be required to develop and submit Grazing and Riparian Management Plans and/or Erosion Control Plans as required by the Regional Water Board’s Executive Officer.
- Dischargers may be required to develop and implement site specific monitoring and reporting plans as required by the Regional Water Board’s Executive Officer.
- This Waiver in no way supersedes or limits the requirements of any enforcement actions that are issued by the State Water Board or Regional Water Board.
- Fact Sheet: Implementation of the Scott River TMDL Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirement Program
- ORDER NO. R1-2012-0084
Scott River TMDL Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements
- Scott Valley Community Groundwater Study Plan
- Scott River Watershed Water Quality Compliance and Trend Monitoring Plan
- Action Plan for the Scott River
Watershed Sediment and Temperature Total Maximum Daily Loads (Basin
- Staff Report for the Action Plan for the Scott River
Watershed Sediment and Temperature Total Maximum Daily Loads
NO. R1- 2005-0113
Amending the Water Quality Control Plan for the North Coast Region to Include the Introductory Basin Plan Language Describing Total Maximum Daily Loads And the Action Plan for The Scott River Watershed Sediment and Water Temperature Total Maximum Daily Loads
Adaptive Management Unit
- Albion River
- Big River
- Eel River, North Fork
- Eel River, Upper Main
- Eel River, Middle Main
- Eel River, Middle Fork
- Eel River, Lower Main
- Eel River, South Fork
- Elk River
- Freshwater Creek
- Garcia River
- Gualala River
- Klamath River
- Laguna De Santa Rosa
- Lost River, Upper
- Lost River, Lower
- Mad River
- Mattole River
- Navarro River
- Noyo River
- Redwood Creek
- Russian River
- Salmon River
- Scott River
- Shasta River
- Stemple Creek
- Ten Mile River
- Trinity River
- Trinity River, South Fork
- Van Duzen River