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Rhode Island Statewide Bacteria TMDL

The Rhode Island Statewide Bacteria TMDL consists of a Core TMDL Document and Waterbody Summaries. The Core Document contains the generic information required by US EPA to complete a TMDL, while each Waterbody Summary contains specific information about the pertinent waterbody. EPA approved the Core TMDL Document and 57 Waterbody Summaries on September 22, 2011. Links to these documents are below.

RIDEM has updated the Statewide Bacteria TMDL to address bacteria impairments for 6 additional waters.

Click on the highlighted link below to view the updates to the Rhode Island Statewide Bacteria Core TMDL Document (in PDF format).

Updates to the RI Statewide TMDL for Bacteria Impaired Waters

Draft Waterbody Summaries
Impaired Water Impairment / Pollutant Municipality
Watershed Planning Area 6: Hunt River
Pierce River (RI0007028R-07) Enterococci East Greenwich, Warwick
Watershed Planning Area 23: Wood - Pawcatuck Rivers
Pawcatuck River (RI0008039R-18D) Enterococci Hopkinton, Westerly
Pawcatuck River (RI0008039R-18E) Enterococci Hopkinton, Westerly
Spring Brook (RI0008039R-41) Enterococci Westerly
Acid Factory Brook (RI0008040R-01) Enterococci West Greenwich
Baker Brook (RI0008040R-18) Enterococci Richmond

In May 2014, RIDEM will hold two public meetings to discuss the recommended water quality strategies for these six river segments.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 4 PM - Westerly Public Library (Auditorium): Pawcatuck River watershed segments will be discussed. CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will also discuss their efforts in adjacent CT waters.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 4 PM - East Greenwich Police Station (Community Meeting Room): Pierce Brook will be discussed along with water quality information about the Hunt River and Potowomut Cove. Representatives from the Towns of East Greenwich and North Kingstown will describe towns' stormwater management programs.

Interested parties will have until Friday, June 20, 2014 to provide written comments about the updates to the Statewide Bacteria TMDL to Heidi Travers at DEM. Heidi Travers may also be contacted for more information concerning the meetings at 401.222.4700 extension 7613.


Supporting Documentation
Click on the highlighted link below to view the Rhode Island Statewide Bacteria Core TMDL Document (in PDF format) and other documentation supporting the Statewide Bacteria TMDL.
Rhode Island Statewide Bacteria TMDL Core Document

2011 Rhode Island Statewide Bacteria Public Meeting Presentation

Interactive Map of Statewide Bacteria TMDL Waters
(Requires Microsoft Silverlight plugin. Contact Paul Jordan at 222-4700 ext. 4315 if you have questions.)

The table below contains the draft waterbody summaries (in PDF format) arranged by watershed planning area.

Final Waterbody Summaries
Aquidneck Island  º   Barrington - Palmer - Warren Rivers  º   Bristol - Kickemuit River  º   Buckeye Brook  º   Greenwich Bay  º   Hunt River  º   Jamestown  º   Branch - Blackstone River  º   Moshassuck River  º  
Narrow River  º   New Shoreham - Block Island  º   Pawtuxet River Basin  º   Providence - Seekonk Rivers  º   Prudence Island  º   Quinebaug River  º   Eastern Sakonnet  º   Saugatucket  º  
Southeast Coastal  º   Southwest Coastal  º   Stafford Pond  º   Ten Mile River  º   West Bay  º  
Wood - Pawcatuck Rivers  º   Woonasquatucket River Basin

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Impaired Water Impairment / Pollutant Municipality
Watershed Planning Area 1: Aquidneck Island
Bailey's Brook (RI0007035R-01) Enterococci Middletown
Maidford River (RI0007035R-02A) Fecal Coliform Middletown
Maidford River (RI0007035R-02B) Fecal Coliform Middletown
Paradise Brook (RI0007035R-03) Fecal Coliform Middletown
Watershed Planning Area 2: Barrington - Palmer - Warren Rivers
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 3: Bristol - Kickemuit River
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 4: Buckeye Brook
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 5: Greenwich Bay
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 6: Hunt River
Frenchtown Brook (RI0007028R-01) Enterococci East Greenwich, West Greenwich
Hunt River (RI0007028R-03D) Enterococci North Kingstown, Warwick
Sandhill Brook (RI0007028R-05) Fecal Coliform North Kingstown
Watershed Planning Area 7: Jamestown
Jamestown Brook (RI0007036R-01) Fecal Coliform Jamestown
Watershed Planning Area 8: Branch - Blackstone Rivers
Branch River (RI0001002R-01A) Enterococci Burrillville
Branch River (RI0001002R-01B) Enterococci North Smithfield
Chepachet River (RI0001002R-03) Enterococci Burrillville, Glocester
Clear River (RI0001002R-05C) Enterococci Burrillville
Clear River (RI0001002R-05D) Enterococci Burrillville
Pascoag River (RI0001002R-09) Enterococci Burrillville
Tarkiln Brook (RI0001002R-13B) Enterococci Burrillville, North Smithfield
Crookfall Brook (RI0001004R-01) Enterococci Lincoln, North Smithfield, Smithfield
Long Brook (RI0001006R-02) Enterococci Cumberland
East Sneech Brook (RI0001006R-03) Enterococci Cumberland
Burnt Swamp Brook (RI0001006R-06) Enterococci Cumberland
Watershed Planning Area 9: Moshassuck River Basin
Moshassuck River (RI0003008R-01A) Enterococci Lincoln
Moshassuck River (RI0003008R-01B) Enterococci Lincoln, Pawtucket, Central Falls
West River (RI0003008R-03B) Enterococci Smithfield, Lincoln, North Providence, Providence
Watershed Planning Area 10: Narrow River
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 11: New Shoreham - Block Island
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 12: Pawtuxet River
Nooseneck River (RI0006012R-05) Enterococci Coventry, West Greenwich
Boyd Brook (RI0006013R-01) Enterococci Scituate, Coventry
South Branch Pawtuxet River (RI0006014R-04B) Enterococci Coventry, West Warwick
Tiogue Tributaries (RI0006014R-05) Enterococci Coventry
Huntinghouse Brook
(RI0006015R-11)
Enterococci Glocester, Scituate
Moswansicut Brook (RI0006015R-16) E-coli Scituate
Winsor Brook (RI0006015R-30) Enterococci Foster
Meshanicut Stream (RI0006017R-02) Enterococci Cranston, West Warwick, Warwick
Dry Brook (RI0006018R-02A) Enterococci Johnston
Simmons Brook (RI0006018R-04) Enterococci Johnston, Cranston
Roger Williams Park Ponds (RI0006017L-05) Fecal Coliform Providence
Mashapaug Pond (RI0006017L-06) Fecal Coliform Providence
Watershed Planning Area 13: Providence - Seekonk Rivers
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 14: Prudence Island
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 15: Quinebaug River
Moosup River (RI0005011R-03) Enterococci Foster, Coventry
Watershed Planning Area 16: Eastern Sakonnet River
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 17: Saugatucket River
Fresh Meadow Brook
(RI0010045R-01)
Enterococci North Kingstown, South Kingstown
Watershed Planning Area 18: Southeast Coastal
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 19: Southwest Coastal
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 20: Stafford Pond
Sucker Brook (RI0007037R-01) Enterococci Tiverton
Watershed Planning Area 21: Ten Mile River
No TMDL Plans at this time.
Watershed Planning Area 22: West Bay
Belleville Upper Pond Inlet (RI0007027R-02) Enterococci North Kingstown
Watershed Planning Area 23: Wood - Pawcatuck Rivers
Ashaway River (RI0008039R-02A) Enterococci Hopkinton
Chickasheen Brook
(RI0008039R-05A)
Enterococci Exeter
Meadow Brook (RI0008039R-13) Enterococci Richmond
Mile Brook (RI0008039R-14) Enterococci Hopkinton
Pawcatuck River (RI0008039R-18B) Enterococci Charlestown, Richmond
Pawcatuck River (RI0008039R-18C) Enterococci Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton, Westerly
Taney Brook (RI0008039R-23) Enterococci Richmond
Tomaquag Brook (RI0008039R-24) Enterococci Hopkinton
White Horn Brook (RI0008039R-27B) Enterococci South Kingstown
Dutemple Brook (RI0008039R-30) Enterococci Exeter
Parmenter Brook (RI0008039R-37) Enterococci Hopkinton
Breakheart Brook (RI0008040R-02) Enterococci West Greenwich, Exeter
Brushy Brook (RI0008040R-03B) Fecal Coliform Hopkinton
Canonchet Brook (RI0008040R-04B) Enterococci Hopkinton
Phillips Brook (RI0008040R-14) Enterococci West Greenwich
Wood River (RI0008040R-16A) Enterococci Exeter, Richmond, Hopkinton
Watershed Planning Area 24: Woonasquatucket River
Cutler Brook (RI0002007R-02) Enterococci Glocester
Latham Brook (RI0002007R-05) Enterococci Smithfield
Stillwater River (RI0002007R-09) Enterococci Smithfield




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