Nisqually TMDL Update

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This is the presentation give by Cindy James, Washington State Department of Ecology, at the May Nisqually River Council meeting.

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Nisqually TMDL Update

  1. 1. Nisqually River Basin TMDL Fecal Coliform<br />Cindy James, South Puget Sound TMDL Lead, Dept of Ecology<br />
  2. 2. Nisqually River Basin TMDL Fecal Coliform<br />TMDL Study Report May 2005<br />Detailed Implementation Plan May 2007<br />Adaptive Management Meeting February 2010<br />
  3. 3. Four Focus Areas<br />Nisqually Reach<br />Red Salmon Creek<br />Ohop/Lynch<br />McAllister Creek<br />
  4. 4. Implementation Activities in the Nisqually TMDL area<br /><ul><li>Removal of animals from Braget Farm property.
  5. 5. Animal access to ditches and waterways fenced and riparian area planted on farms near McAllister Creek. Is more needed?
  6. 6. Pet waste station installed on McAllister dike.
  7. 7. Riparian planting and major changes on Ohop Creek and Nisqually Reach.
  8. 8. Requests from the legislature for funding to work on septics in both Pierce and Thurston Co.
  9. 9. Nisqually septic O and M Program.
  10. 10. Source sampling of problem areas in Medicine Creek and McAllister Creek. Results were not conclusive.
  11. 11. “Rural Living” and “Manure Matters” education materials being developed by Thurston Conservation District.</li></li></ul><li>Medicine Creek Data Fecal ColiformEcology Study Fall 2009<br />
  12. 12. McAllister Creek dataEcology Study Summer 2009<br />
  13. 13. McAllister Creek Data @ I-5 Thurston County Environmental Health<br />Preliminary data<br />
  14. 14. Is there any other information being collected?<br /><ul><li>Red Salmon Data? (lots of work has been done)
  15. 15. Nisqually Reach? (different scenario today)
  16. 16. Lynch Creek? (Eatonville stormwater)</li></li></ul><li>What are the next steps?<br /><ul><li>Adaptive Management Meeting held in February 2010.
  17. 17. Help stakeholders to complete incomplete actions (discuss barriers).
  18. 18. More actions if needed
  19. 19. Work towards effectiveness</li></ul> monitoring -- 2015(We are getting close).<br />
  20. 20. Questions?<br />Thank you.<br />

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