Issues in Developing the San Joaquin River Deep Water Ship Channel DO TMDL
Anne Jones-Lee, G. Fred Lee
This report discusses issues that need to be considered as part of developing a dissolved oxygen depletion management program for the San Joaquin River Deep Water Ship Channel. It is designed to serve as a basis for the San Joaquin River Dissolved Oxygen Total Maximum Daily Load Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Committee development of a synthesis report covering the current state of knowledge of oxygen demand sources in the San Joaquin River Deep Water Ship Channel watershed and their impacts on dissolved oxygen concentrations within the Deep Water Ship Channel. It also discusses many of the issues that the Steering Committee/stakeholders will need to consider as part of the Total Maximum Daily Load development and implementation. The report develops oxygen demand loadings to the Deep Water Ship Channel based on water quality studies conducted during the fall of 1999 and reviews possible factors influencing the impact of these loadings on dissolved oxygen concentrations within the Deep Water Ship Channel.