Final TMDLs Approved by EPA: Marshyhope Creek

Marshyhope Creek is located within Dorchester and Caroline Counties, Maryland with its headwaters in Sussex and Kent Counties, Delaware. It drains into the Nanticoke River approximately 2.2 miles (» 3.5 kilometers) southwest of Sharptown. The Nanticoke River itself drains directly into the Chesapeake Bay. The Creek is approximately 60 kilometers (»38 miles) in length, from its confluence with the Nanticoke River to the upper reaches of the headwaters. Marshyhope Creek watershed has an area of approximately 138,485 acres (560 km2).

The Marshyhope Creek was identified on the State’s 1996 list of water quality limited segments (WQLSs) as impaired by nutrients. This report proposes the establishment of a phosphorus TMDL for the Marshyhope Creek.

Total Maximum Daily Loads for Phosphorus for Marshyhope Creek in Dorchester and Caroline Counties, Maryland

(Approved on February 13, 2001)

EPA's Decision Letter EPA's Decision Letter
Main Report mh_main.pdf (198 KB)
Appendix A mh_appx.pdf (1391 KB)
Technical Memorandum mh_techmemo.pdf (26KB)
Comment Response Document mh_crd_fin.pdf (18 KB)


Contact Information

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