Examples for completing the TMDL reporting form

The purpose of this section is to provide step-by-step examples on how to fill out the three required tabs in the TMDL Form. These are the BMP-Activites completed tab, the Cumulative reductions tab, and the Adaptive management strategy tab. The Permittee is not required to report on every BMP/activity that has been implemented, but instead just on those BMP/activities that are being applied to applicable WLAs. Please read overview of categories before continuing on with the examples. Throughout this section, two fictional example scenarios will be covered. Each scenario will cover A, B, C, etc. Each example has two sets of maps.

Scenario 1: Metroshed WRAPS

The first example covers a metro area TMDL with four impaired waters. The following TMDLs have been completed to address there impairments:

  • Lake 1: Phosphorus
  • Lake 2: Phosphorus
  • Lake 3: Phosphorus
  • Metroshed WRAPS: TSS
  • Metroshed WRAPS: E. coli
Information: In the Annual Report Form, TMDL WLAs are expressed differently depending on the type of receiving water.
  • Lake TMDLs: Will be labeled by Waterbody + Pollutant. The title of the TMDL Project will therefore not be captured.
  • Stream TMDLs: For ease of reporting, the Permittee is allowed to report on groupings of WLAs within the same report. Stream TMDLs will therefore be labeled by TMDL Project Name + Pollutant. For example, if the Permittee has TSS WLAs on four stream reaches in a single project, these will be grouped into one TMDL to report on. If the Permittee has been assigned WLAs for bacteria (whether they are expressed as fecal coliform or E. Coli) on the same four stream reaches in the same project, the Permittee would have two TMDLs to report on. Note that a Permittee may request to have the form customized to allow for individual reach reporting, however, the grouping convention will be the default.