Technical Support Documents Used to Develop the Chesapeake Bay TMDL
The Chesapeake Bay TMDL development was supported by several technical documents for water quality standards and allocation methodologies specific to the Chesapeake Bay. View the documents below.
- April 2003 - U.S. EPA - Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal Tributaries (PDF)(343 pp, 4.1 M)
- October 2003 - U.S. EPA - Technical Support Document for Identification of Chesapeake Bay Designated Uses and Attainability (PDF)(319 pp, 5.2 M)
- December 2003 - U.S. EPA - Setting and Allocating the Chesapeake Bay Basin Nutrient and Sediment Loads: The Collaborative Process, Technical Tools and Innovative Approaches (PDF)(169 pp, 3.5 M)