Final TMDLs Approved by EPA: Broadford Lake

Broadford Lake is an impoundment located near Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland. The impoundment lies on Broadford Run, a tributary of the Little Youghiogheny River. The Little Youghiogheny River lies in the Youghiogheny River Drainage Basin, in the upper western corner of Maryland. Broadford Lake supplies drinking water for the Town of Oakland. In addition, it is a highly used recreational facility, with two swimming beaches and many picnic tables.

On the basis of water quality problems associated with nutrients, Broadford Lake (05020202) was identified on Maryland’s 1998 list of water quality limited segments (WQLSs) as being impaired. The document available below established a TMDL of phosphorus for Broadford Lake.  A TMDL for mercury was completed in 2002 for Broadford Lake. 

TMDL of Phosphorus Entering Broadford Lake, Garrett County, MD
(Approved on March 2, 2000)

EPA's Decision Letter EPA's Decision Letter
Main Report broadford_tmdl.pdf (742KB)
Technical Memorandum broadford_techmemo.pdf (11KB)

Comment Response Document

broadford_crd.pdf (14KB)


Contact Information

Please direct questions or comments concerning this project to Maryland's TMDL Program at (410) 537-3818.