Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs): A Perspective
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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A recent regulatory program that will provide unique challenges and opportunities for the Corps of Engineers over the next 15 years or more is the Total Maximum Daily Load TMDL Program. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency USEPA 1999b, establishing a TMDL is part of a process whereby impaired or threatened water bodies and the pollutants causing the impairment are systematically identified and a scientifically based strategy a TMDL is established to correct the impairment or eliminate the threat and restore the water body.
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