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Water Quality Improvement Projects (TMDLs)

Map showing Whatcom County, Washington State.

Whatcom County projects

The following table lists overview information for water quality improvement projects (including total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs) for this county. Please use links (where available) for more information on a project.

To get additional information about the water bodies in Whatcom County please use the Water Quality Assessment Query Tool.

 

WRIAs in Whatcom County

  • WRIA 1 - Whatcom
  • WRIA 3 - Lower Skagit-Samish
  • WRIA 4 - Upper Skagit

Waterbody Name Pollutant(s) Status TMDL Lead(s)
Bellingham Bay Sediment bioassay
Mercury
Phenol
PCBs
Zinc
Arsenic
Lead
Copper
Wood waste
EPA approved

Has an implementation plan

Steve Hood
360-715-5211
Johnson Creek Dissolved Oxygen
Fecal Coliform
EPA approved

Has an implementation plan

Steve Hood
360-715-5211
Lake Whatcom Dissolved Oxygen
Fecal Coliform
Phosphorus
EPA approved Steve Hood
360-715-5211
Nooksack River Fecal Coliform EPA approved

Has an implementation plan

Steve Hood
360-715-5211
Sumas River Ammonia-N
BOD
Chlorine
EPA approved Steve Hood
360-715-5211
Whatcom Creek Fecal Coliform Under development Steve Hood
360-715-5211
Whatcom, Qualicum and Padden Creeks Temperature EPA approved Steve Hood
360-715-5211


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Last updated May 2016