Impaired Waters and TMDLs

Impaired Waters and TMDLs: Additional Resources

Environmental Law Institute State TMDL Program Resource Center Exit
This Environmental Law Institute Web site includes background material, presentations and proceedings from workshops with state TMDL practitioners. The site contains the 2009 workshop summary which includes a living “cookbook” of practical state TMDL approaches for more effectively addressing nonpoint source impairments in the TMDL Program. The site also provides state-specific TMDL program snapshots on state resources, highlights and innovations.

Water Environment Federation's Third Party TMDL Development Toolkit
This tool provides basic steps in which an organization or group other than the lead water quality agency takes responsibility for developing the TMDL document and supporting analysis.

National Corn Growers Association Clean Water Act and TMDL Program: An Introduction and Basic Desk Reference for Corn Growers
This primer from the National Corn Growers Association includes information on the Clean Water Act, TMDLs, a hypothetical TMDL case study and opportunities for the agricultural community's involvement in development and implementation of TMDLs.

"The ABC's of TMDLs for Stakeholders" Webcast Sept. 28, 2005 Exit
This Webcast provides an introduction to the impaired waters listing and TMDL Programs. Case examples illustrate the various principles of the TMDL Program and how this program is being used to guide water quality control decisions in both the point source and nonpoint source arenas. The Webcast also describes how you can be involved in the 303(d) listing and TMDL development efforts in your watershed.

Restoration Reports and Resources