Final TMDLs Approved by EPA: Magothy River

The Magothy River is located on Maryland’s Western Shore in Anne Arundel County, MD. Magothy River (basin number 02-13-10-01) was first identified on the 1996 303(d) List submitted to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) as impaired by nutrients, sediments, and fecal coliform, with listings of biological impacts in the non-tidal portions added in 2002 and listings of biological impacts in the tidal portions added in 2004.  On the 2004 303(d) List, the fecal coliform impairment was clarified with the identification of four specific restricted shellfish harvesting areas within the basin.  The document available below addresses the fecal coliform impairment listings of the areas identified:  Magothy River; Tar Cove; Forked Creek; and Deep Creek.  The nutrient, suspended sediment and biological impairments within the Magothy River basin will be addressed at a future date. 

Total Maximum Daily Loads of Fecal Coliform for Restricted Shellfish Harvesting Areas in Magothy River, Tar Cove, and Forked Creek and a Water Quality Analysis of Fecal Coliform for Deep Creek of the Magothy River Basin in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

(Approved on February 20, 2006)

EPA's Decision Letter EPA's Decision Letter
Main Report TMDL_Magothy_fc.pdf (2,023KB)

Comment Response Document

CRD_Magothy_fc.pdf (128 KB)


Contact Information

Please direct questions or comments concerning this project to Maryland's TMDL Program at (410) 537-3818.