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Water Quality Improvement Projects (TMDLs)

Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1 map, Washington State.

WRIA 1: Nooksack

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

 

Counties


Waterbody Name Pollutants Status** TMDL Lead
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
Phophorus
Under Development 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
Temperature EPA approved

** Status will be listed as one of the following: Approved by EPA, Under Development or Implementation

For more information about WRIA 1:

* The Department of Ecology and other state resource agencies frequently use a system of 62 "Water Resource Inventory Areas" or "WRIAs" to refer to the state's major watershed basins.

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Last updated January 2013