Implementation Plan and Total Maximum Daily Load for Lake O' the Pines
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Watershed Counties: Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Upshur
Approved Implementation Plan
On July 9, 2008, the commission approved the I-Plan for Lake O’ the Pines.
- Implementation Plan for One Total Maximum Daily Load for Dissolved Oxygen in Lake O’ the Pines, Segment 0403
- Response to Public Comment on the I-Plan
Implementation Plan Revisions
In 2012, Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) began coordinating stakeholder involvement in a review of their implementation plan and its progress. Through a series of public meetings, TWRI worked closely with work groups and general stakeholders to revise the original implementation plan to continue their efforts in improving local water quality.
- 2014 Revised Implementation Plan for Lake O' the Pines
On April 12, 2006, the commission adopted the TMDL for Lake O’ the Pines. It was approved on March 23, 2006 by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
- One Total Maximum Daily Load for Dissolved Oxygen in Lake O’ the Pines, Segment 0403
- Response to Public Comment on the TMDL
The EPA approved the TMDL on June 7, 2006, at which time it became part of the state’s Water Quality Management Plan.
Updates to TMDLs
From time to time, it is necessary to revise TMDLs to account for changing conditions in the watershed, such as new or amended permits, or urban growth, or to correct oversights in the original TMDL report. Revisions to the load allocations in TMDLs are made via the state’s WQMP, which is updated quarterly.
The WQMP provides projected effluent limits for use in planning and permitting activities under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES). The TCEQ reviews all applications for new and amended permits for conformance with applicable portions of the WQMP, including adopted TMDLs.
Revisions to the TMDL are documented in the approved WQMP updates listed below.
- January 2016, Appendix VIII, pages 21-22
- October 2015, Appendix IV, pages 12-13
- January 2009, pages 10-12
- October 2009, page 14
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