In March 2012, DEQ convened a Local Stakeholder Advisory Committee (LSAC) to provide input on the development of Mid-Coast Basin TMDLs and to assist with implementation planning. The LSAC and technical working groups met periodically from March 2012 to April 14, 2022. This process involves many active stakeholders and partners in the Basin, including several local, state and federal agencies.
Since late 2017, the Mid-Coast Basin TMDLs development activities have been focused primarily on dissolved oxygen conditions assessment, data analysis and model development. Activities for bacteria, temperature and sediment impairments were temporarily or indefinitely suspended pending resolution of matters directly related to the temperature TMDLs litigation and the Willamette Basin mercury TMDLs litigation. For more information, contact Gene Foster, Watershed Management Section at 503-229-5325.
Updated status information and TMDL development schedules are periodically provided to the Committee at meetings and through written updates posted here. TMDL development activities are primarily focused on the Upper Yaquina watershed.
Current LSAC meeting information:
Meeting 11, April 14, 2022
Group and topics:
Upper Yaquina watershed - preliminary TMDL analysis outputs and load allocations for Bacteria and Dissolved Oxygen impairments; Discussion (DEQ and LSAC)