Medicine Lake Excess Nutrients Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan

This document presents the Implementation Plan for the Medicine Lake Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). Medicine Lake is listed on the 2008 Minnesota Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waters due to impairment of aquatic recreation by excess nutrients (phosphorus) and a TMDL has been developed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) (MPCA, 2010). It was originally listed in 2004. Once a TMDL is established, an Implementation Plan must be developed. The Implementation Plan is designed to ensure that the management actions identified by the TMDL will be carried out. The Implementation Plan provides information on management measures and regulatory controls; timelines for implementation of management measures and attainment of water quality standards; a monitoring plan designed to determine the effectiveness of implementation actions; and description of adaptive management procedures should water quality standards not be met.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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