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ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT AND TMDL: FUTURE URBAN AND RURAL SOLUTIONS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Proceedings of the Third Conference 5-9 March 2005 (Atlanta, Georgia USA) Publication Date 5 March 2005 701P0105.(doi:10.13031/2013.18063)
Authors: Paul L. Freedman, Theodore A.D. Slawecki
Keywords: Adaptive management, watershed, TMDLs, water quality standards
Urban municipalities and agricultural interests have historically been at odds over the causes and
cures for water quality problems. Interestingly, the TMDL program's emphasis on watershedbased
assessment is forcing both parties towards a realization that they have common interests.
The TMDL process is designed to identify impaired waters, control the sources of impairment,
and bring waters into compliance with standards; however, both urban and rural interests are
discovering that under wet weather conditions, the analysis is much more difficult and complex.
The performance of wet weather controls and standards are often practically unattainable.