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