Case Study: Monitoring a Total Maximum Daily Load Stream for Bacteria - Where do they come from?

Tanya Strickland

Education Track: Stormwater Management | Stream Monitoring

The City of North Augusta's small TMDL stream is located entirely within the boundaries of the city allowing a unique look at the stream geography, hydrology and impacts to it from the community. Monitoring data of bacteria concentrations and sources reveal that there is more than human contributions to the problem. Based on the study, communities need to take a critical look at the larger implications for development initiatives, stormwater management goals, natural resource demands and if regulators need to shift requirements to meet real world situations.

Presented by: Tanya Strickland

City of North Augusta

Tanya Strickland is the Stormwater Manager for the City of North Augusta in SC in their Stormwater Management Department. She has been with the city stormwater program for 12 years. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina – Aiken with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Prior to this position, Tanya worked at SCDHEC where she performed regulatory inspections of public and private facilities and conducted extensive stream monitoring in SC. She has worked with the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory conducting environmental studies and also with the University of South Carolina - Aiken and private firms studying polluted sites and technologies to clean them. Her passion is protecting water quality and helping to educate students and adults on how they can participate in the effort.

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