HUC 0714020205 AppendixB
Stages One and Three of this TMDL effort have both included public participation. This
responsiveness summary outlines the efforts to involve the public in this TMDL. It also
responds to substantive questions and comments received during the Stage 3 public
comment period from July 25, 2005, through August 24, 2005, postmarked, including
those from the August 8, 2005, public meeting discussed below.
C.1 What is a TMDL?
A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is the sum of the allowable amount of a pollutant
that a water body can receive from all contributing sources and still meet water quality
standards or designated uses. The Illinois EPA will be developing a plan to implement
the East Fork Kaskaskia River Watershed TMDL detailing the actions necessary to
reduce pollutant loads to the impaired water bodies and ensure compliance with
applicable water quality standards. The Illinois EPA implements the TMDL program in
accordance with Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act and regulations
The watershed targeted for TMDL development is East Fork Kaskaskia River (HUC
0714020205), which occupies portions of Clinton, Fayette and Marion Counties in
Illinois. The East Fork Kaskaskia River Watershed encompasses an area of
approximately 82,254 acres. Land use is predominately agricultural, with extensive
soybean and corn production. In the East Fork Kaskaskia Watershed, five water bodies
have been identified as being water quality limited and are on Illinois” 2004 303(d) list.
A segment of the East Fork Kaskaskia River is impaired by fecal coliform bacteria and
dissolved oxygen deficits; a TMDL for these impairments will be the subject of a
TMDLs developed for the other four impaired water bodies in the East Fork Kaskaskia
River watershed include Farina Lake (SOB), Kinmundy Borrow Pit (SOG), Kinmundy
Lake New (SOF), and Kinmundy Lake Old (ROZY). In the 2004 Section 303(d) List,
Farina Lake (SOB) was listed as impaired for the following parameters: manganese,
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