Arkansas TMDLs

Water Division - Water Quality Planning Branch

Sarah Clem, Branch Manager - (501) 682-0660

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

For waters that are not meeting water quality standards or have a significant potential not to meet standards as a result of point source discharges or nonpoint source activities, TMDLs are developed which establish the maximum amount of a pollutant that can enter a specific water body without violating the water quality standards. The values are normally calculated amounts based on dilution and the assimilative capacity of the water body. Calculations are performed by various models that predict safe levels of contaminants based on worst-case conditions and providing a margin of safety. The calculated safe amounts then may be allocated to point source discharges as a wasteload allocation and to nonpoint sources as a local allocation. This constitutes a TMDL.

Draft TMDLs for Public Notice
Water Body Comments due
by close of
business on
the day listed
Pollutants Planning Segment Fact Sheets
L’Anguille River   Closed on October 19, 2015  Fecal Coliform 5B  Link
Cache, Cache River Ditch, and Bayou DeView   Closed on October 19, 2015  Lead, TDS 4B  Link

Written comments must be received by ADEQ prior to 4:30 p.m. on listed due date in the table. Following the close of the 30-day comment period, a written response to comments and petitions will be developed as soon as possible. All petitions and comments received during the public notice period will be considered.

The proposed TMDLs, and supporting documents such as technical information, and data, are also available for review during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the ADEQ Main Office located at 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118-5317. The TMDL, including supporting documents, technical information, and data contact is Sarah Clem, at the above address and by telephone (501) 682-0660 or by e-mail

Final TMDLs
Water Body TMDL Date Pollutant(s) Planning
Bayou Bartholomew   10/08/2002  Turbidity  2B
Bayou Bartholomew   12/18/2002  Mercury in Fish Tissue  2B
Bayou Bartholomew   6/01/2007  Pathogens  2B
Bayou Bartholomew   3/31/2008  Chloride, Sulfate, TDS  2B
Bayou DeView   1/06/2006  Turbidity  4B
Bayou Dorcheat   12/10/2002  Mercury in Fish Tissue  1A
Bayou Macon   3/03/2005  Turbidity  2A
Bear Creek Lake   1/16/2007  Nutrient  5B
Bearhouse Creek   6/01/2007  Pathogens  2B
Beech Creek    9/27/2012  Dissolved Oxygen, Lead, & Turbidity   1A
Big Bayou   3/03/2005  Turbidity, Chloride  2A
Big Cornie Creek   8/01/2011  Sulfate  2E
Big Creek   3/27/2008  Turbidity  2C
Big Creek near Sheridan   1/16/2007  Dissolved Oxygen  2C
Big Creek near Sheridan   3/21/2008  Turbidity  2C
Big Creek    9/27/2012  Chloride, Lead, pH, Sulfate, & TDS   1A
Big Johnson Lake   5/25/2004  Mercury in Fish Tissue  2D
Blackfish Bayou   3/27/2008  Turbidity  5A
Bodcau Creek    9/27/2012  Copper, Lead, pH, & Turbidity   1A
Boeuf River   3/03/2005  Turbidity, Chloride, Sulfate, TDS  2A
Bull Shoals (White River) Tailwaters   5/01/2009  Dissolved Oxygen  4I
Cache River   1/06/2006  Turbidity  4B
Caddo River   3/21/2008  Copper, Zinc  2F
Cadron Creek   1/05/2006  Turbidity  3D
Caney Creek   6/01/2007  Pathogens  4G
Champagnolle Creek   12/18/2002  Mercury in Fish Tissue  2D
Chemin-A-Haut Creek   6/01/2007  Pathogens  2B
Clear Creek   9/01/2009  Pathogens  3J
Cooper Creek   6/01/2007  Pathogens  4G
Cove Creek Lake   12/10/2002  Mercury in Fish Tissue  3H
Cross Bayou   6/01/2007  Pathogens  2B
Cutoff Creek   12/18/2002  Mercury in Fish Tissue  2B
Cutoff Creek   3/31/2008  Turbidity  2B
Cypress Bayou   9/01/2009  Pathogens  4D
Days Creek   12/23/2005  Nitrate  1B
Deep Bayou   10/08/2002  Turbidity  2B
Deep Bayou   6/01/2007  Pathogens  2B
Dorcheat Bayou    9/27/2012  Lead, pH, Sulfate   1A
Dota Creek   6/01/2007  Pathogens  4G
Dry Fork Lake   12/10/2002  Mercury in Fish Tissue  3E
ELCC Tributary   10/03/2002  Chloride, Sulfate, TDS, Ammonia  2D
Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge   12/18/2002  Mercury in Fish Tissue  2D
First Old River Lake   1/16/2007  Nutrient  1B
Flat Creek   10/08/2003  Chloride, Sulfate, TDS  2D
Fourche La Fave River   12/10/2002  Mercury in Fish Tissue  3E
Grand Lake   1/16/2007  Nutrient  2A
Grays Lake   5/25/2004  Mercury in Fish Tissue  2C
Harding Creek   6/01/2007  Pathogens  2B
Hicks Creek   5/24/2001  Nitrate  4F
Holly Creek   1/07/2008  Pathogens  1C