Surface Water Remediation: Total Maximum Daily Load Phase 2

The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Project Phase 2

TMDL IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE PGDP FACILITY AND THE SURROUNDING WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

BACKGROUND

Big Bayou Creek and Little Bayou Creek have been listed on the Kentucky 2002 303(d) list of impaired waters. Under the provisions of the Clean Water Act, individual Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) must be developed for each creek. Constituents of concern for Little Bayou Creek include metals and radionuclides. Constituents of concern for Bayou Creek include mercury, radionulcides, and metals. This project will involve the implementation of TMDLs for constituents of concern for both Little Bayou and Big Bayou Creeks.

GOALS

  1. Reduce loadings to Big Bayou and Little Bayou Creeks so as to satisfy the state water quality standards

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify appropriate technologies for use in reduction of listed constituents
  2. Develop implementation plan for TMDL
  3. Work with DOE and KYDOW to implement plan

INVESTIGATORS

Project Manager
Lindell Ormsbee, Director, Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment, University of Kentucky
Principal Investigators
Mike Kemp, Professor, Murray State University
Andy Kellie, Professor, Murray State University