Based upon the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Ambient Biomonitoring Network (AMNET) data and data collected by the NJDEP/United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Tenakill Brook is impaired for aquatic life and arsenic and is listed on Sublist 5 of the New Jersey 2004 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. Additionally, a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for fecal coliform has been proposed for 10.2 miles of stream. This TMDL requires a 96% reduction in nonpoint source (NPS) bacteria loads from this residential watershed. The goal of this project is to improve the water quality of the Tenakill Brook by developing a Watershed Restoration Plan that achieves the required TMDL reductions and reduces the NPS pollutant loading that is contributing to the aquatic life impairments so that water quality standards may be met.
This watershed-based plan will:
- Restoration Plan - Appendix A - ROOSEVELT COMMONS SHORELINE
- Restoration Plan - Appendix B - SITE SPECIFIC NONPOINT SOURCE
MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR MUNICIPALITIES IN THE TENAKILL BROOK WATERSHED
- Restoration Plan - Appendix C - PROJECTS TO ADDRESS KNOWN WATER QUALITY IMPAIRMENTS IN THE TENAKILL BROOK WATERSHED
- Restoration Plan - Appendix D - ENGINEERING PLANS FOR IMPLEMENTATION PROJECTS TO ADDRESS KNOWN WATER QUALITY IMPAIRMENTS IN THE TENAKILL BROOK WATERSHED
Project Funding Source: NJDEP 319(h)
Christopher C. Obropta, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Extension Specialist
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Water Resources Program
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
• Bergen County Department of Health Services • Fairleigh Dickinson University • United Water New Jersey
• Alpine Borough • Closter Borough • Cresskill Borough • Demarest Borough • Dumont Borough • Englewood City • Haworth Borough • Tenafly Borough