Final TMDLs Approved by EPA: Johnson Pond, Upper Wicomico River

Johnson Pond is an impoundment at the outlet of the Upper Wicomico River, a tributary to Monie Bay in the Lower Eastern Shore Tributary Strategy Basin.  The impoundment, owned by the City of Salisbury, originally served as a millpond, but was significantly expanded in 1933.

On the basis of water quality problems associated with Johnson Pond, the Upper Wicomico River watershed (02130304) was identified on Maryland’s 1996 list of water quality limited segments (WQLSs) as being impaired by nutrients, sediments and fecal coliform. The document available below establishes Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the nutrient phosphorus and sediments entering Johnson Pond.  The fecal coliform impairment will be addressed separately. 

TMDLs of Phosphorus and Sediments
  to Johnson Pond in the Upper Wicomico Watershed, Wicomico County, MD

(Approved on February 13, 2001)

EPA's Decision Letter EPA's Decision Letter
Main Report & Appendix jp_tmdl_main_and_appx.pdf (1142KB)
Technical Memorandum jp_techmemo.pdf (15KB)
Comment Response Document jp_crd.pdf (69KB)


Contact Information

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