Notice of Cottonwood Creek in Wasilla, AK Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Fecal Coliform Bacteria

Alaska’s Clean Water Act Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waterbodies includes Cottonwood Creek in Wasilla, Alaska for impairment by fecal coliform bacteria.  Water quality samples repeatedly demonstrate exceedances of Alaska Water Quality Standards for fecal coliform bacteria in a 7 mile stretch of Cottonwood Creek. A draft TMDL has been developed for the recovery of this water body and is available for public comment.

A TMDL is a “pollution budget” designed to restore the health of an impaired water body. A TMDL calculates how much pollution a water body can sustain and still meet the Alaska Water Quality Standards, and suggests ways to achieve this goal. 

Find the Draft TMDL and Fact Sheet on the Department of Environmental Conservation website at:

This public notice period runs from January 11, 2015 – February 10, 2015. Public comments on the Draft TMDL must be submitted in writing through e-mail, fax or mail and directed to the contact listed below by 5:00 PM February 10, 2015.

The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Eric Hotchkiss at (907) 465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 17 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided. 

For questions, copies of the Draft TMDL, or to submit comments contact:


Laura Eldred, Environmental Program Specialist

1700 E. Bogard Rd., Building B, Suite 103

Wasilla, AK 99654

Ph. (907) 376-1855

Fax. (907) 376-2382

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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 1/11/2015
Archive Date: 2/11/2015