Currently there are two approved TMDLs for Brown’s Creek and Miller Creek that include MS4 WLAs for thermal loading. Brown’s Creek is impaired for aquatic life due to a lack of cold water fish assemblage. Miller Creek is impaired for aquatic life due to a lack of cold water fish assemblage and elevated water temperature.
If the permittee has an applicable WLA for temperature that includes a reduction greater than zero percent, the permittee must maintain a written plan that identifies specific activities the permittee will implement to reduce thermal loading during the permit term (Table 1). The written plan may include, but is not limited to: