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Welcome to the official website of the 12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 14-15, 2018!  Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance. Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

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Thursday, November 15 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
TMDL/Stormwater Approaches for Restoring Water Quality

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TMDL/Stormwater Approaches for Restoring Water Quality

Utah is currently developing the Lower Jordan River TMDL, which will affect municipal stormwater discharges. The State of Maryland has a similar program to meet the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. This presentation will both Utah and Maryland's approaches and give examples how permittees are implementing requirements.

Full Abstract:
This presentation will focus on Utah’s approach to working with MS4 permittees to fulfill permit obligations for discharges to impaired waters. All Utah MS4 permits have the requirement to document stormwater discharges to impaired waters and to comply wiith TMDL conditions. Utah is developing this approach for the Lower Jordan River TMDL and anticipates the TMDL will be finalized in 2020, which will require MS4’s to prepare and implement a plan to meet pollutant discharge goals. While Utah is currently preparing the TMDL, Maryland has already implemented MS4 permit conditions and prepared stormwater discharge goals for MS4 in compliance with the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. The Maryland program will be reviewed as well as one County’s approach to meeting their permit requirements, through their retrofit program.

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Carl Adams

Storm water Specialist, Utah Division of Water Quality
Carl Adams is a Storm Water Specialist for the Division of Water Quality and has enjoyed working throughout the State over the last 20 years. He has an applied education in Environmental and Range Science and the most rewarding experience has been in working with all of you, partners... Read More →
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Karen Nichols

Water Resource Engineer, HDR
Karen Nichols is a water resource engineer with HDR in Salt Lake City, UT. Ms. Nichols has more than 30 years of experience working with public and private clients providing environmental compliance, permitting, mitigation, and audits. She specializes in Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm MST
Lower Level - Ballroom C Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119

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