In 2002, the Credit River was listed as impaired for aquatic life based on turbidity. This project was designed to collect data necessary to assess the watershed for potential sources causing the impairment, and to develop an implementation strategy to achieve the required water quality standards. The end product initially was a turbidity Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study. However, over the course of the study it became clear that the river did not exceed the turbidity standard, and the end product was changed to a Protection Plan. The Protection Plan was developed considering existing management efforts and an assessment of management gaps. The Plan includes the continuation of existing management efforts, as well as new efforts designed to either focus on unique aspects of the Credit River, or fill gaps in existing efforts.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency