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Division of Water

Division of Water
Total Maximum Daily Load Program

States are required to develop TMDLs for the pollutants that cause each waterbody to not meet its designated use(s).  The TMDL process establishes the allowable amount (i.e. “load”) of the pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards for each designated use. The pollutant load must be established at a level necessary to implement the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a Margin of Safety (MOS) to account for uncertainty.

By providing allowable loads and reductions, the TMDL can provide an analytical foundation for identifying, planning and implementing water quality-based controls to reduce pollution from identified sources. The ultimate goal is the restoration and maintenance of water quality in the waterbody so that designated uses are met. For more information on watershed planning and funding sources, visit the Watershed Management Branch Web site.
 
The approved TMDLs map is shown below and can be downloaded here.
 
The approved TMDLs for Kentucky are listed below.  Click on the links to access a copy of the report and a summary called the TMDL Synopsis.


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 Approved TMDLs

 
Waterbody
  
# of TMDLs
  
  
Bacon Creek
E. coli
8
2011Hardin, Hart, Larue
Baughman Fork and Unnamed Tributary to Baughman Fork
Nutrients, Organic Enrichment
4
2000Fayette
Bayou de Chien, Cooley and Central Creeks
Fecal Coliform
3
2007Graves, Hickman, Carlisle
Beargrass Creek
Fecal Coliform
6
2012Jefferson
​Beaver Creek
E. coli
22
2010Floyd, Knott
Beech Creek of Pond Creek
pH
1
2006Muhlenberg
​Brier Creek of Pond River
pH
1
2000 Muhlenberg
​Crooked Creek - REVISION
E. coli
1​
2012Rockcastle
Brush and Crooked Creeks of Roundstone Creek
E. coli
3
2006Rockcastle
​Butchers Branch of Blackford Creek
pH
1
2006Hancock
Cane Branch of Middle Fork (Beaver Creek)
pH
1
2006McCreary
Cane Creek Watershed
E. coli, Fecal Coliform
4
2008Menifee, Powell
Fecal Coliform, E. coli
​7
2013Fayette, Scott
​Cane Run of Caney Creek
pH
1
2004Hopkins
Carr Fork​
E. coli
10
2013Knott
Nutrients, Aquatic Macrophytes
2
1997Jefferson
Clarks River
E. coli
40
2011Calloway, Graves, Marshall, McCracken
​Copperas Fork of Cooper Creek
pH
1
2006McCreary
Cox Creek
E. coli
​9
2013Bullitt, Nelson, Spencer
Craborchard Creek of Drakes Creek
pH
2
2004Hopkins
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