Public Notice of Availability of the DRAFT 2016 303(d) list

Event Description

The N.C. Division of Water Resources has released the draft 2016 North Carolina 303(d) list and is requesting public comment. The draft 303(d) list, listing methodology, data, and additional information can be accessed on the website

Every two years, states are required by Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act to list those streams, rivers and other bodies of water that do not meet water quality standards and require development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). States must report this list to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every even numbered year.

The draft list may be modified based on the comments received. The final North Carolina 2016 303(d) list will be posted after EPA approval.


Comments on the draft 303(d) list must be submitted no later than March 29, 2016 to:


For specific listing questions or to request an assessment fact sheet for a specific waterbody email: