The Severn River is located on Maryland’s Western Shore in Anne Arundel County, MD. The Severn River (basin number 02131002) was first identified on the 1996 303(d) List submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) as impaired by sediments (1996), nutrients (1996), fecal coliform in tidal portions of the basin (1996), and impacts to biological communities (2002). In 2004, the fecal coliform listing was refined by identifying three restricted shellfish harvesting areas within the basin (MDE 2006). The document available below establishes TMDLs of fecal coliform that will allow for the attainment of the shellfish harvesting designated use in the three restricted shellfish harvesting areas of the Severn River basin: (1) Whitehall and Meredith Creeks, (2) Mill Creek, and (3) the Severn River mainstem. The listings for nutrients, sediments, and impacts to biological communities within the Severn River basin will be addressed at a future date.
Total Maximum Daily Loads of Fecal Coliform for the Restricted Shellfish Harvesting Areas in Whitehall and Meredith Creeks, Mill Creek, and the Severn River Mainstem of the Severn River Basin in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
(Approved on April 10, 2008)
Comment Response Document
Please direct questions or comments concerning this project to Maryland's TMDL Program at (410) 537-3818.
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