Johnson Pond is an impoundment at the outlet of the Upper Wicomico River, a tributary to Monie Bay in the Lower Eastern Shore Tributary Strategy Basin. The impoundment, owned by the City of Salisbury, originally served as a millpond, but was significantly expanded in 1933.
On the basis of water quality problems associated with Johnson Pond, the Upper Wicomico River watershed (02130304) was identified on Maryland’s 1996 list of water quality limited segments (WQLSs) as being impaired by nutrients, sediments and fecal coliform. The document available below establishes Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the nutrient phosphorus and sediments entering Johnson Pond. The fecal coliform impairment will be addressed separately.
(Approved on February 13, 2001)
Please direct questions or comments concerning this project to Maryland's TMDL Program at (410) 537-3818.
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230