Upper Stroubles Creek Watershed TMDL Implementation Plan Montgomery County, Virginia
Stroubles Creek IP Steering Committee
Virginia Tech Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Virginia Water Resources Research Center
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A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study was conducted on Stroubles Creek from April 2002 through October 2003 and approved by EPA in January 2004 (Benham et al., 2003). The TMDL specified the maximum sediment load that Stroubles Creek can handle in a manner that is protective of the habitat for benthic macroinvertebrates, in particular, and aquatic life, in general, so that it is in compliance with Virginia water quality standards. This document serves as the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) implementation plan (IP) for Stroubles Creek in Montgomery County and the Town of Blacksburg, Virginia. The implementation plan is the next step in the TMDL process that specifies where and how the sediment reductions called for in the TMDL study will be made to remove the benthic impairment on Stroubles Creek.