Tag: total maximum daily load

A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a regulatory term in the U.S. Clean Water Act, describing a value of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive while still meeting water quality standards.

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

Nearly every workday for 20 years, John Kellett parked his car along Pratt Street and walked across the downtown pedestrian bridge over the Jones Falls River toward his office aboard a vintage Coast Guard vessel. The USCGC Taney, permanently moored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, was the headquarters of the Baltimore

Issues With Clay? No Way!

Issues With Clay? No Way!

This article discusses a novel approach of using a sand lens to convey the stored volume of runoff gradually into the deeper layers of the soil, or to the water table, to overcome some of the design challenges resulting from clayey soils.

A Review of PAHs

A Review of PAHs

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) commonly occur in the environment (Boehm 2006, Stout et al. 2004, Yunker et al. 2002), and as a result they are common constituents of municipal stormwater (Hwang and Foster 2006). Because PAHs are typically associated with particles, stormwater runoff can be a source of these compounds

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