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[IDEM] IDEM invites public to meetings for TMDL discussion of Upper Mississinewa River baseline study
Start Date: 3/11/2014 All Day
End Date: 3/11/2014
Entry Description

IDEM meetings set for March 13 will present the purpose and details of the Upper Mississinewa baseline project

 

Who: The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

 

What: Public meeting for TMDL discussion of Upper Mississinewa River

 

When: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. (local time), Thursday, March 13, 2014

 

Where:          

• Davis-Purdue Agricultural Center, 6230 N SR 1, Farmland, IN (2:30 p.m.)

• Hartford City Annex Bldg, 121 N High St, Hartford City, IN (6:30 p.m.)

 

On the Web: Information about Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) can be found at www.idem.IN.gov/nps/2347.htm  

 

What is TMDL?

A Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, is the maximum amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards. A TMDL is the sum of the allowable loads of a single pollutant from all contributing point and nonpoint sources.

 

IDEM is developing TMDLs for impaired waters in Indiana to characterize the causes of the impairments, identify potential sources of pollution, calculate pollutant reductions needed to meet water quality standards and recommend practices that can be implemented to reduce the pollutants. 

 

Why water quality standards matter

Water quality standards are set by the state of Indiana. They identify the designated uses for each waterbody such as for drinking water, contact recreation, and aquatic life use support. The water quality standards also set the scientific criteria to support each designated use. Any waterbody that does not meet the standards for a given pollutant is considered impaired. The TMDL report is developed to provide information and recommendations to meet water quality in these impaired waters.

 

What is the purpose of this meeting?

This meeting will be to present the purpose and details of the Upper Mississinewa Baseline project to the public and to answer any questions. There will be two PowerPoint presentations and handouts, including a map of the site locations and a watershed terminology fact sheet.

 

General public contact Information:

Name: Alison Meils

Phone: (317) 308-3204

Email: ameils@idem.IN.gov  

 

About IDEM

IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment. 

 

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Contact Information:
Name: Dan Goldblatt
Phone: (317) 232-8499
Email: dgoldbla@idem.IN.gov
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