Rock River Recovery

Purpose

Welcome to the Rock River Recovery homepage. Rock River Recovery is the official name of the Rock River Basin TMDL Implementation process. Here you will find information to answer most questions about the Rock River TMDL including Development of TMDLs, TMDL Sector Teams, Implementation Planning, and Restoration Projects.

Objective

There are over 40 waterbodies in the basin that are on the 303(d) list of impaired waters. The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) focuses on the waters that are impaired by excessive sediment and phosphorus. These pollutants can cause low dissolved oxygen, degraded habitat and excessive turbidity in waterways, resulting in harm to fish and aquatic life, water quality, recreation and even navigation. The TMDL provides a quantitative analysis of the amount of sediment and/or phosphorus that the waterbodies can receive from both point and nonpoint sources and still meet water quality standards.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

TMDL/303d Projects
Implement TMDL
Rock River TMDL
2008
Active
 
Reports and Documents
Local Watershed Restoration Presentation at RRC Forum 2014
Final_Rock_River_TMDL_Report_with_Tables
Assessment summary and recommendations for the UR13
EPA finds that the phosphorus and TSS TMDLs for the 62 impaired reaches, and three lakes, satisfy all of the elements of an approvable TMDL. This is for 101 TMDLs for TP and TSS.
 
Activities & Recommendations
TMDL (USEPA) Approved
TMDL approval of the Rock River Recovery (Rock River Watershed TMDL). This TMDL is inclusive of seven subwatersheds in the Rock River Watershed
TMDL Development
TMDL development for the Rock River Recovery (Rock River Watershed TMDL). This TMDL is inclusive of seven subwatersheds in the Rock River
TMDL Implementation
Rock River Recovery is the official name of the Rock River Watershed TMDL Implementation process.
 
Waters