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 North Carolina TMDLs                 

                                                                         Select a river basin or: Sortable Table, TMDL Overview

Also see Statewide, Draft, or Under Development TMDLs         

 

Currenty No TMDLs

 

Draft TMDLs 

  • No Draft TMDLs at this time

TMDLs Under Development

  • Northeast Creek, Cape Fear River Basin: AU’s: 16-41-1-17-(0.7)a: low DO, turbidity; 16-41-1-17-(0.7)b1: turbidity; 16-41-1-17-(0.7)b2: turbidity (TMDL under development by third-party)


Broad River Basin TMDLs

Currently no TMDL projects

Cape Fear River Basin TMDLs

Cotton Creek

  • Pollutant(s): Cyanide, Nickel, Chromium, Lead, Total Residual Chlorine
  • EPA Approved: 9/16/1997
  • Final TMDL Document: Contact MTU 

East Fork of the Deep River 

  • Pollutants: Turbidity, Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 17-2-(0.3), 17-2-(0.7) Map
  • EPA Approved: 3/4/2004
  • Final TMDL Document

Haw River, Deep River and Third Fork Creek

  • Pollutants: Turbidity, Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 16-(1)d1, 16-(1)d2, 16-(1)d3, 16-41-1-12-(2), 17-(4)b, 22-(31.5)a, 22-(31.5)b Map
  • EPA Approved: 1/11/05
  • Final TMDL Document

Jordan Lake 

  • Pollutants: Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen
  • Assessment Units: 16-(37.3), 16-(37.5)a, 16-(37.5)b, 16-41-(0.5), 16-41-(3.5)a, 16-41-1-(14), 16-41-2-(9.5)  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/20/2007
  • Final TMDL: Document

Addendum to B. Everett Jordan Reservoir TMDL - Back Creek (Graham-Mebane Reservoir), Cane Creek (Cane Creek Reservoir), Morgan Creek (University Lake)

  • Assessment Units: 16-18-(1.5)a, 16-18-(1.5)b, 16-27-(2.5)b, 16-41-2-(1.5)  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/28/2010
  • Final TMDL Document

Addendum to B. Everett Jordan Reservoir TMDL for High pH and Turbidity Impairments

  • Impairment: High pH and Turbidity
  • Assessment Units: 16-(37.3), 16-(37.5)a, 16-(37.5)b, 16-41-2-(9.5) 16-41-1-(14)
  • EPA Approved 4/3/14: Approval Packet
  • Final TMDL Document

     

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Little Troublesome Creek (1997)

  • Pollutants: Cyanide, Lead, Cadmium, Chromium, Total Residual Chlorine, Flouride, Methylene-Blue-Active-Substance (MBAS)
  • Assessment Units: 
  • EPA Approved: 9/16/1997
  • Final TMDL Document: Contact MTU

Little Troublesome Creek (2002)

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 16-7b  Map
  • EPA Approved: May 17, 2002
  • Final TMDL Document

 

Middle Cape Fear River

North Buffalo Creek - Cyanide

  • Pollutant: Cyanide
  • EPA Approved: 9/16/1997
  • Final TMDL Document: Contact MTU

North Buffalo Creek - Fecal Coliform

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 16-11-14-1a1, 16-11-14-1a2  Map
  • EPA Approved: 4/28/2004
  • Final TMDL Document

Northeast Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 16-41-1-17-(0.7)a, 16-41-1-17-(0.7)b1, 16-41-1-17-(0.7)b2  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/12/2003
  • Final TMDL Document 

Richland and Muddy Creeks 

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Unit: 17-7-(0.5), 17-7-(4), 17-9-(1), 17-9-(2) Map
  • EPA Approved: 5/17/2004
  • Final TMDL Document

Roberson Creek

  • Pollutant: Total Phosphorus
  • Assessment Units: 16-38-(5), 16-(37.5)b Map
  • EPA Approved: 1/13/2004
  • Final TMDL Document

South Buffalo Creek

  • Pollutants: Flouride, Cyanide, Selenium 
  • EPA Approved: 9/16/1997
  • Final TMDL Document: Contact MTU

Town Branch

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 16-17 Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/16/2002
  • Final TMDL Document

 

Catawba River Basin TMDLs

Catawba Creek

  • Pollutant(s): Nutrients
  • Assessment Units:
  • EPA Approved: 2/5/1996
  • Final TMDL Document

Clark Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 11-129-5-(9.5) Map
  • EPA Approved: 11/12/2002
  • Final TMDL Document

Crowders Creek (1996)

  • Pollutant: Nutrients
  • Assessment Units: 
  • EPA Approved: 2/5/1996
  • Final TMDL Document

Crowders Creek (2004)

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 11-135e, 11-135f, 11-135g  Map
  • EPA Approved: 7/1/2004
  • Final TMDL Document

Irwin, Sugar, Little Sugar, and McAlpine Creeks

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 11-137-1, 11-137-8a, 11-137-8b, 11-137-8c, 11-137-9a, 11-137-9b, 11-137-9c, 11-137-9d, 11-137b, 11-137c Map
  • EPA Approved: 3/28/2002
  • Final TMDL DocumentAppendices

Lake Wylie

  • Pollutant: Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen
  • Assessment Units: 
  • EPA Approved: 2/5/1996
  • Final TMDL Document

Long, McAlpine, Sugar, Little Sugar, Irwin, Henry Fork, and Mud Creeks

  • Pollutant: Turbidity
  • Assessment Units: 11-120-(0.5), 11-120-(2.5), 11-129-1-(12.5)c, 11-137-1, 11-137-8c, 11-137-9a, 11-137-9b, 11-137-9c, 11-137-9d, 11-137b, 11-137c, 6-55a Map
  • EPA Approved: 2/8/2005
  • Final TMDL Document

Lower Creek

  • Pollutant: Turbidity
  • Assessment Units: 11-39-(0.5)b, 11-39-(6.5), 11-39-(9) Map
  • EPA Approved: 4/12/2005
  • Final TMDL Document

McAlpine, Little Sugar, and Irwin Creeks

  • Pollutant: Dissolved Oxygen
  • Assessment Units:
  • EPA Approved: 2/5/1996
  • Final TMDL Document

 

 

Chowan River Basin TMDLs

Currently no TMDL projects

 

French Broad River Basin TMDLs

Addendum to the Low pH TMDL for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

  • Impairment: Low pH
  • Assessment Unit: 7-10  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/21/2012
  • Final Addendum TMDL Document

Newfound Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 6-84b, 6-84c, 6-84d Map
  • EPA Approved: 2/8/2005
  • Final TMDL Document

 

 

Hiwassee River Basin TMDLs

Currently no TMDL projects

 

 

Little Tennessee River Basin TMDLs

Addendum to the Low pH TMDL for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

  • Impairment: Low pH
  • Assessment Units : 2-79-(24)ut4  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/21/2012
  • Final Addendum TMDL Document

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Lumber River Basin TMDLs

Lockwoods Folly River

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 15-25-1-(16)a, 15-25-1-(16)b, 15-25-1-(16)c,15-25-1-(16)d, 15-25-1-18-(2), 15-25-1-19, 15-25-1-20, 15-25-1-21, 15-25t1, 15-25u, 15-25v  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/8/2010
  • Final TMDL Document

Lumber River Basin

  • Pollutant: Mercury
  • Assessment Units: All of Lumber River Basin
  • EPA Approved: 10/1/2000
  • Final TMDL Document

Shallotte River

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 15-25-2-(10)a, 15-25-2-(10)b, 15-25-2-(10)c, 15-25-2-(10)d1, 15-25-2-(10)d2, 15-25-2-11-(2), 15-25-2-12-(2), 15-25-2-14, 15-25-2-15-(3), 15-25-2-16, 15-25-2-16-1-(2), 15-25-2-16-4-(2)  Map
  • EPA Approved: 12/18/12
  • Final TMDL Document

 

Neuse River Basin TMDLs

Big Lake, Reedy Creek Lake, and Lake Wackena

  • Pollutant: Aquatic Weeds
  • Assessment Units:
  • EPA Approved: 9/25/2006
  • Final TMDL Document

Neuse River Estuary

  • Pollutant: Total Nitrogen
  • Assessment Units: 27-(104)a, 27-(104)b, 27-(118)a1, 27-(118)a2, 27-(118)b, 27-(118)c, 27-(118)d, 27-(118d)e, 27-(118)f, 27-(118)g, 27-(118h)  Map
  • EPA Approved: 3/19/2002
  • Final TMDL Document

Perry Creek

  • Pollutant/Impairment: Biological Integrity
  • Assessment Units: 27-25-(1), 27-25-(2), 27-25-3-(1), 27-25-3-(2) Map
  • EPA Approved: 5/13/2010
  • Final TMDL Document

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Pigeon House Branch

  • Pollutants: Fecal Coliform, Copper
  • Assessment Units: 27-33-18  Map
  • EPA Approved: 8/18/2003
  • Final TMDL Document

Swift and Williams Creeks

  • Pollutant: Biological Integrity
  • Assessment Units: 27-43-(1)a, 27-43-(1)b, 27-43-2 Map
  • EPA Approved: 3/12/2009
  • Final TMDL Document

Related Information: 

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New River Basin TMDLs

Currently no TMDL projects

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Pasquotank River Basin TMDLs

Currently no TMDL projects

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Roanoke River Basin TMDLs

Dan River and Smith River

  • Pollutants: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 22-(31.5)a, 22-(31.5)b, 22-(38.5), 22-(39)a, 22-(39)b 22-40-(1), 22-40-(2.5), 22-40-(3)  Map
  • EPA Approved: 7/31/2009
  • Addendum TMDL Document

Dan River

  • Parameter: Turbidity
  • Assessment Units: 22-(31.5)t  Map
  • EPA Approved: 1/11/2005
  • TMDL Document

Roanoke River

  • Parameter: Dissolved Oxygen
  • Assessment Units:
  • EPA Approved: 8/4/1996
  • TMDL Document

Roanoke River and Welch Creek

Rockingham City Lake and Roanoke Rapids Lake

  • Pollutant: Aquatic Weeds
  • Assessment Units:
  • EPA Approved: 9/25/2006
  • TMDL Document

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Savannah River Basin TMDLs

Currently no TMDL projects

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Tar-Pamlico River Basin TMDLs

Chicod Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 28-101  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/25/2006
  • TMDL  Document

Oyster Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Unit: 29-49-3a Map
  • EPA Approved: 5/11/2011
  • Final TMDL Document

Tar River

  • Pollutant: Nutrient, Dissolved Oxygen
  • Assessment Units:
  • EPA Approved: 8/10/1995 (Approval Letter)
  • Final TMDL Document

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Watauga River Basin TMDLs

Currently no TMDL projects

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White Oak River Basin TMDLs

Bear Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 19-41-11a1; 19-41-11a2; 19-41-11a3; 19-41-11b1; 19-41-11b2  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/20/2011 
  • TMDL Document

Jarrett Bay and Its Embayment

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 21-35-7-22-1, 21-35-7-22-2, 21-35-7-22-3, 21-35-7-22-4, 21-35-7-22-5, 21-35-7-22-6, 21-35-7-22-7a, 21-35-7-22-7b, 21-35-7-22a, 21-35-7-22b, 21-35-7-22c1, 21-35-7-22c2, 21-35-7b Map
  • EPA Approved: 8/7/2007
  • TMDL Document

Queens Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 19-41-16-1; 19-41-16-5; 19-41-16-3; 19-41-16-4a; 19-41-16-4b; 19-41-16-2; 19-41-16a; 19-41-16b1; 19-41-16b2; 19-41-16c; 19-41-16d  Map
  • EPA Approved: 8/18/2011 
  • TMDL Document

Southeast White Oak River Embayments

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 20-(18)c4, 20-30, 20-31 Map
  • EPA Approved: 4/10/2009
  • TMDL Document

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White Oak River

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 20-(18)a1, 20-(18)a2, 20-(18)b, 20-(18)c1, 20-(18)c3, 20-(18)c4, 20-(18)c5, 20-(18)c6, 20-(18)c7, 20-(18)c8, 20-(18)d, 20-(18)e2, 20-(18)e3 Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/8/2010 
  • Final TMDL Document 

Addendum to the White Oak River TMDL

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 20-21,20-22, 20-23, 20-23-1, 20-23-2, 20-23-3, 20-24, 20-26, 20-26-1, 20-27, 20-28, 20-29, 20-29-1, 20-29-1-1, 20-29-2, 20-29-2-1  Map
  • EPA Approved: 8/31/2012
  • Addendum TMDL Document

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Yadkin - Pee Dee River Basin TMDLs

2011 Turbidity TMDLs in the Yadkin River Basin: Abbotts Creek, Ararat River, Hunting Creek, Second Creek, South Deep Creek, South Yadkin River, and Third Creek

  • Parameter: Turbidity
  • Assessment Units: 12-119-(6)a, 12-72-(18), 12-72-(4.5)b, 12-108-16-(0.5)b, 12-108-21b, 12-84-2-(5.5), 12-108-(14.5), 12-108-(19.5)b, 12-108-20-4b Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/28/2011
  • TMDL Document

2011 Turbidity TMDLs in the Yadkin River Basin: Muddy Creek and the Yadkin River

  • Parameter: Turbidity
  • Assessment Units: 12-94-(0.5)c, 12-(80.7), 12-(86.7) Map
  • EPA Approved: 11/17/2011
  • TMDL Document

Brown Creek

  • Parameter: Dissolved Oxygen
  • Assessment Unit: 13-20b  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/14/2011
  • TMDL Document

Elk Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 12-24-(10) Map
  • EPA Approved: 2/20/2008
  • TMDL Document

Fourth Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 12-108-20a1, 12-108-20a2, 12-108-20a3
  • EPA Approved: 12/19/2001
  • TMDL Document

Fourth Creek

  • Pollutant: Turbidity
  • Assessment Units: 12-108-20a1, 12-108-20a2, 12-108-20a3
  • EPA Approved: 11/22/2004
  • TMDL Document

Goose Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 13-17-18a, 13-17-18b Map 
  • EPA Approved: 7/8/2005
  • TMDL Document

Grants Creek

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 12-110a, 12-110b Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/27/2002
  • TMDL Document

McKee and Clear Creeks

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 13-17-8-4, 13-17-8-4-1 Map 
  • EPA Approved: 8/1/2003
  • TMDL Document

Rich Fork and Hamby Creeks

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 12-119-7-4, 12-119-7a, 12-119-7b Map 
  • EPA Approved: 4/28/2004
  • TMDL Document

Roaring River

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Unit: 12-46 Map
  • EPA Approved: 5/11/2011
  • TMDL Document

Rocky River

  • Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
  • Assessment Units: 13-17a  Map 
  • EPA Approved: 9/19/2002
  • TMDL Document

Salem and Grants Creek

  • Pollutants: Fecal Coliform, Turbidity
  • Assessment Units: 12-110b, 12-94-12-(4)  Map
  • EPA Approved: 9/25/2006
  • TMDL Document 

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Statewide TMDLs

Mercury Statewide TMDL

  • Pollutant: Mercury
  • Assessment Units: Statewide
  • EPA Approved: 10/12/2012
  • TMDL Document
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