This project addresses three impairments on Hardwood Creek: biota (fish) on the lower portion of the creek (downstream of Highway 61) and low dissolved oxygen for the full length of the creek (with natural background used as the water quality endpoint above Highway 61). This TMDL study began in 2004 as a collaborative effort between the MPCA and Rice Creek Watershed District. The technical lead under contract was Emmons and Olivier Resources, Inc.
Map and location
Hardwood Creek is located in Washington and Anoka counties, within the Mississippi River - Twin Cities watershed of the Upper Mississippi River basin.
TMDL report and implementation plan
- Fact Sheet
- Final TMDL Report
- EPA Approval Letter (June 18, 2009)
- TMDL Implementation Plan (Approved by MPCA on July 10, 2009)