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ADVISORY PANEL TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY IN SUPPORT OF WATERSHED RESTORATION THROUGH THE TMDL PROCESS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org
Citation: 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:10.13031/2013.18072)
Authors: J. Cavazzoni and C.C. Obropta
Keywords: Total Maximum Daily Load, TMDL, Advisory Panel, Water Quality Modeling, Regulations
Based upon the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections (NJDEP) latest
evaluation, of the 2,870 assessed river miles, 2,187 river miles (76%) did not meet the surface
water quality standards for at least one parameter. As a result of these evaluations, New Jersey is
required to develop numerous TMDLs for some very complex systems.
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Rutgers Universitys Cook College, the Land Grant College of New Jersey, has formed an
Advisory Panel to provide technical assistance to the NJDEP in their development of TMDLs.
This multidisciplinary and multi-institutional panel has included scientists, engineers and an
environmental lawyer from Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey
Institute of Technology, Rowan University and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The
members are selected based on their background and experience in dealing with TMDL related
processes, including lake, stream, and estuary modeling, water quality monitoring, nonpoint
source modeling and ecological systems studies. The panel is sponsored by the NJDEP Division
of Watershed Management as an integral part of a project, whose objective is to ensure the
availability of clean water and healthy aquatic ecosystems through system-level watershed
analysis, planning and management efforts. The NJDEP develops technical approaches to
restore impaired waterbodies for each of the states watershed management areas. The panel
reviews these technical approaches, as well as proposals solicited for related research and
technical support, and offers formal recommendations to the Department. The outcome is TMDL
development that is based on sound science and TMDL development that is more readily
accepted by the stakeholders.