Tainter Lake, Lake Menomin TMDL
TMDL Development
Approved TMDL
Implement TMDL
Evaluate for Delisting

What's New

Updates to the TMDL implementation will be posted here as they are available.

Interactive Viewer

  • Restoration Viewer This interactive webmapping application displays mapping products specifically for TMDL implementation.
  • Surface Water Data Viewer The Surface Water Data Viewer is a generalized interactive mapping application that displays a wide variety of water related datasets.
  • Water Condition Viewer The Water Condition Viewer provides monitoring, assessments, and management datasets for water quality.

GIS Maps

GIS map of the TMDL sites in Wisconsin
Wisconsin's Total Maximum Daily Loads

About TMDLs

South Fork Eau Claire River, Lisa HelmuthWisconsin's TMDL Program is working on a variety of flyers and handouts to support a common understanding of the state's TMDL process and requirements. Overview of TMDLs [TMDL Page]

What is a TMDL [PDF]
A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive while still meeting water quality standards. A waterway that exceeds standards is often no longer suitable for its designated uses, such as wildlife habitat, fishing, or other recreational activities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)[PDF]
"Why do we need to create TMDLs?", "What is an "impaired water"?", and "How is a TMDL implemented?"


DNR Water Webinars [Go to Webinar Page]

Trading and Adaptive Management
UW Extension Webinars on Adaptive Mangement [exit DNR]

Water Quality Trading & Adaptive Management
The Basics || PDF Format
Finding, Quantifying Credits || PDF Format
Developing a Plan || PDF Format
Implementing and Verifying Offsets || PDF Format

Understanding Phosphorus Rules & Management Options
Adaptive Management Basics [3/3/12]
Phosphorus Discharge Limits [3/3/12]
Complying with Phosphorus Discharge Limits [3/28/12]
Water Quality Trading Framework Update [2/10/11]

Clean Water Act: Water Quality Report to Congress
Impaired Waters List Updates, 2014
Water Quality Report to Congress Webinar 2012
Water Quality Report to Congress: Impaired Waters & Water Quality Planning [12/05/11]
Water Quality Management Planning July 2010-11 [07/13/10]
Water Quailty Report to Congress & Website Overview [12/09]