Division of Water
Report Addresses Water Quality Problems from Fecal Coliform
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2006) – A draft report addressing water quality problems related to pathogens is available for public comment. The report, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Fecal Coliform in Bayou de Chien, Central Creek, and Cooley Creek (Hydrologic Unit Code 08010201), has been prepared as required by the federal Clean Water Act. Bayou de Chien is in Graves and Hickman counties, Central Creek is in Carlisle County and Cooley Creek is in Graves County.
A section of the Clean Water Act requires each state to periodically identify specific waters where water quality problems exist. The state is also required to prioritize the list of impaired waters, to calculate an allowable amount of pollutants for those waters (TMDL) and to devise alternative implementation plans to remedy the impairment. This report is part of the process to improve water quality in these streams.
The Division of Water is asking for comments on this draft report. Revisions to the report may be made based on public comment. The revised report will then be sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review, comment and approval.
The report may be viewed on the Internet by selecting the “TMDLs Under Development” link on the following Web page: http://www.water.ky.gov/sw/tmdl
For print copies, contact Andrea M. Fredenburg at the Division of Water, 14 Reilly Road, Frankfort, KY 40601 or by telephone at (502) 564-3410. Comments should be provided to Andrea M. Fredenburg by July 6, 2006.