DEEP: Statewide Bacteria TMDL

Connecticut Statewide Bacteria TMDL
 
Connecticut has completed a Statewide Bacteria TMDL including a Core Document and 176 impaired segments that are listed on the 2010 Impaired Waters List (303(d)List).  The initial TMDL was approved by EPA in September 2012. The segments are detailed in subregional watershed specific appendices to the Core Document. The included segments were listed for either recreational use or for direct shellfish consumption. Most bacteria impairments from the 2010 CT 303(d) list that were not included in the initial posting of this document did not have sufficient or correct data to calculate TMDL reduction goals. Some other segments were discovered to have attained water quality goals when calculations were completed on existing data sets.
 
 
As future bacteria-impaired segments are discovered, and additional data is generated on remaining impairments, new documents will be appended to the existing Core Document and public noticed through the current process for Connecticut DEEP. These watershed specific appendices will be added to this webpage in Draft, and when approved, in Final form.
 
 
Geographic Locations of Bacteria Impairments included in the TMDL
 
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Appendix A: Watershed Specific Bacteria Impairment Appendices to the Core Document (PDF) 9/14, The specific appendix documents are below:
 
FINAL Watershed Specific Appendices (PDF) documents table:
Major Basin Appendix # Subregional Name and Number # of Impaired Segments 
 Pawcatuck    2  Shunock River CT1004  1
 Southeast Coast  3  Southeast Shoreline  CT2000  1
   4  Bride Brook CT2206  3
 Thames  5  Thames River CT3000  1
   6  Oxoboxo Brook CT3004  1
   7   Willimantic River CT3100  3
   8  Middle River CT3102  2
   9  Furnace Brook CT3103  2
   10  Skungamaug River CT3106  2
   11  Hop River CT308  1
   12  Tenmile River CT3110  1
   13  Natchaug River CT3200  1
   14  Mount Hope River CT3206  1
   15  Fenton River CT3207  1
   16  French River CT3300  1
   17  Moosup River CT3500  1
   18  Little River CT3708  2
   19  Mashamoquet Brook CT3710  5
   20  Broad Brook CT3716  1
   21  Shetucket River CT3800  2
 Connecticut  22  Connecticut River CT4000  2
   23  Roaring Brook CT4009  1
   24  Muddy Brook CT4101  1
   25  Buckhorn Brook CT4205  1
   26  Broad Brook CT4206  2
   27  Farmington River CT4300  4
   28  Mad River CT4302  3
   29  Still River CT4303  3
   30  Sandy Brook CT4304  1
   31  Morgan Brook CT4305  3
   32  Cherry Brook CT4309  2
   33  Thompson Brook CT4316  1
   34  Nod Brook CT4317  1
   35  Hop Brook CT4318  1
   36  West Branch Salmon Brook CT4319  2
   37  Mill Brook CT4321  1
   38  Park River CT4400  3
   39  Piper Brook CT4402  2
   40  Trout Brook CT4403  3
   41  North Branch Park River CT4404  2
   42  Mattabesset River CT4600  1
   43  Coginchaug River CT4607  3
   44  Eightmile River CT4800  1
 South Central Coast  45  Chatfield Hollow Brook CT5105  1
   46  Neck River CT5107  1
   47  East River CT5108  1
   48  Farm River CT5112  1
   49  Tenmile River CT5202  1
   50  Mill River CT5302  3
   51  West River CT5305  2
   52  Wepawaug River CT5307  5
 Housatonic  53  Housatonic River CT6000  4
   54  Far Mill River CT6025  1
   55  Blackberry River CT6100  1
   56  Hollenbeck River CT6200  1
   57  Mill Brook CT6302  1
   58  Shepaug River CT6700  1
   59  Bantam River CT6705  1
   60  Pomperaug River CT6800  2
   61  Weekeepeemee River CT6804  1
   62  Naugatuck River CT6900  1
   63  Mad River CT6914  2
 Southwest Coastal  64  Southwest Shoreline CT7000  2
   65  Bruce Brook CT7102  1
   66  Pequonnock River CT7105  5
   67  Sasco Brook CT7109  4
   68  Saugatuck River CT7200  3
   69  West Branch Saugatuck River CT7203  1
   70  Silvermine River CT7302  1
   71  Five Mile River CT7401  7
   72  Byram River CT7411  1
 Western Estuaries  73  Estuary 1: Norwalk  6
   74  Estuary 2: Greenwich/Stamford  12
   75  Estuary 3: Darien  5
   76  Estuary 4: Westport/Fairfield  9
   77  Estuary 5: Milford 6
Central Estuaries   78  Estuary 6: New Haven 1
 79 Estuary 7: Bridgeport 7
80 Estuary 8: Branford/East Haven 7
81 Estuary 9: Guilford/Madison 10
82 Estuary 10: Clinton 7
Eastern Estuaries 83 Estuary 11: New London/Groton 12
  84 Estuary 12: Stonington 7
 
 
CT DEEP has posted FINAL documents for five additional appendices to the Core TMDL document.  These documents cover 43 additional segments that are impaired for shellfishing based on fecal coliform data.  These documents were approved by EPA on September 30, 2013 as FINAL TMDLs.  A fact sheet that details the group of new documents is posted below this text.
 
 
The public comment period for the 2013 posting of five additional appendices closed on September 9, 2013.  If you have any questions about the project or associated documents please contact Christopher Sullivan at CT DEEP at christopher.sullivan@ct.gov or (860) 424-3514
 
The posting of these TMDL documents were printed in several newspapers between August 8 and 9, 2013 and posted on the CT DEEP website on August 7, 2013.
 
 
 
 
Appendix A is a tracking document, available for review, to show when new TMDL documents are appended to the original Core document that was approved by EPA in September 2012.   
 
Initial 2012 Posting of Core Document and Appendices
 
 Waterbody Type Recreation Shellfish Total Use Impairments
Saltwater Estuary 4 45 49
Freshwater River 125 0 125
Freshwater Lake or Pond 9 0 9
Total Impairments     183
 
 
A Statewide Bacteria TMDL Information Session (Notification) (PDF)
was held on December 15, 2011, 10 a.m., at Connecticut DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT: Accompanying Informational Presentation (PDF)
 
A public information session was held July 17, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in the Phoenix Auditorium in DEEP Headquarters at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.  Accompanying Informational Presentation (PDF)
 
The documents were posted for public comment on the DEEP website and several newspapers on June 29, and July 2, 2012.
 
Public comment period on the DRAFT documents closed on August 2, 2012, If you have any questions about the project or associated documents please contact Christopher Sullivan at CT DEEP at christopher.sullivan@ct.gov or (860) 424-3514
 
 
 
Public Comment Letters Received
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Connecticut is the fifth State in New England to undertake the task of drafting a Statewide Bacteria TMDL. Links to the other State pages can be found at the following locations:
 
 
 
Content last updated on September 9, 2014