History and Background of the Middle Huron Program
The Middle Huron program began as the coordinated response to implement Michigan’s first nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).
In 1999, point sources, communities contributing nonpoint sources of pollution, MDEQ and HRWC signed a cooperative agreement that states what efforts the signatories will take to meet the TMDL. It includes quantitative goals to reduce the loading of phosphorus by 50% of 1995 levels in order to meet the TMDL set by the state; that is, 0.05 mg/L in Ford Lake and 0.03 mg/L in Belleville Lake. This goal is being pursued through specific strategies that have been developed and implemented over the past 9 years by the Middle Huron partners. The action plan calls for these strategies, in the aggregate, to aim for a 50% reduction in the discharge of phosphorus to the middle Huron from May to September.
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- How is the monitoring data collected?
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