Final TMDLs Approved by EPA: Wicomico Creek

Wicomico Creek is located within Somerset and Wicomico Counties, Maryland and is bisected by the Counties' border. Its headwaters originate at the impoundment spillage of Allen Pond, which is fed by Passerby Creek and Barkley Branch. It finally drains to the Chesapeake Bay through the Wicomico River. The creek is approximately seven miles (11.2 km) in length.

Wicomico Creek (02130303) was identified on the State’s 1996 list of water quality limited segments (WQLSs) as impaired by nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and suspended sediment. The report available below establishes two TMDLs for Wicomico Creek: one for nitrogen and one for phosphorus.  The suspended sediment impairment will be addressed separately. 

TMDLs of Nitrogen and Phosphorus for Wicomico Creek, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, Maryland
(Approved on January 29, 2001)
EPA's Decision Letter EPA's Decision Letter
Main Report wcr_tmdl_main_fin.pdf (3358 KB)
Appendix A wcr_appx_fin.pdf (516 KB)
Technical Memorandum wcr_techmemo_fin.pdf (9 KB)
Comment Response Document wcr_crd_fin.pdf (11 KB)

Contact Information

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