The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR), in collaboration with the US EPA and CADMUS (EPA’s contractor), are developing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for total phosphorus (TP) and total suspended solids (TSS) for surface waters located in the Upper Fox Basin (which includes Lake Winnebago) and the Wolf River Basin. The resulting TMDLs will provide the basis for calculating effluent limits in WPDES permits for municipal and industrial wastewater facilities; determining TSS (and/or TP) reductions for municipal stormwater runoff (ie. MS4 permits); addressing agricultural and urban stormwater runoff; and possibly affect general permit effluent requirements.
On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, the WI DNR hosted a TMDL Stakeholder Meeting at the Coughlin Center in Oshkosh to provide updates on the TMDL project. This included presentations on preliminary results from watershed and in-lake modeling as well as Lake Winnebago sediment core analysis. The meeting wrapped up with a presentation on the TMDL allocation process.
WI DNR Map
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If you have questions regarding the TMDL project, please contact Keith Marquardt, TMDL Project Manager, at KeithA.Marquardt@wisconsin.gov or call 920/303-5435.