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Madison River Watershed

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Madison TMDL Development Homepage     Madison Project Outreach

 

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Madison Project Area Location

The Madison River originates in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming at the confluence of the Gibbon and Firehole rivers, and flows to its confluence with the Gallatin and Jefferson rivers in Three Forks, Montana to form the Missouri River. The Madison Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Project Area, however, does not include the portion of the watershed within Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming. The project area includes the watersheds of the tributary streams draining directly to the Madison River and encompasses approximately 2,583 square miles (1,653,311 acres). The project area is in western Montana, and includes portions of Madison and Gallatin counties (Figure 1).

 

Map of Madison River Watershed

Figure 1: Location of the Madison River Watershed

(click on map to enlarge)

 

 

West Fork of the Madison River (click on image to enlarge)

 

O'Dell Spring Creek (click on image to enlarge)

 

 

 

TMDL Documents Under Development

Montana DEQ is currently drafting a document containing sediment and temperature TMDLs for tributaries of the Madison River. The below table provides a list of the impairments that are being addressed within the document (also see Figure 2 below). When available, a draft version of the document will be posted on the Madison Outreach page for stakeholder review and comment. 

 

Impairments to be Addressed in a Madison Sediment & Temperature TMDL Document

Montana's Clean Water Act Information Center details the pollutant and non-pollutant impairments for each stream, accessed at: cwaic.mt.gov

Waterbody & Location Description

Assessment Unit ID

Sediment Impairment

Temperature Impairment

Non-Pollutant Impairment1

Antelope Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Cliff Lake)

MT41F004_140

X

 

X

Bear Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (O’Dell Spring Creek)

MT41F004_021

X

 

 

Blaine Spring Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River, T7S R1W S6)

MT41F004_010

X

 

X

Cherry Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River)

MT41F002_010

X

X

 

Elk Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River)

MT41F002_020

X

X

X

Hot Springs Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River)

MT41F002_030

X

 

X

Indian Creek,

Lee Metcalf Wilderness boundary to mouth (Madison River) 

MT41F004_040

 

 

X

Jack Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River, T5S R1W S23) 

MT41F004_050

 

 

X

Moore Creek,

Springs to mouth (Fletcher Channel), T5S R1W S15

MT41F004_130

X

X

X

North Meadow Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Ennis Lake)

MT41F004_060

X

 

X

Red Canyon Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Hebgen Lake)

MT41F006_020

X

 

X

Ruby Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River)

MT41F004_080

X

 

X

South Meadow Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Ennis Lake)

MT41F004_070

X

 

 

Watkins Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Hebgen Lake)

MT41F006_030

X

 

X

Wigwam Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River)

MT41F004_160

X

 

 

"X" = pollutant impairment will have a TMDL included in the document (sediment and/or temperature) or non-pollutant impairment will be discussed in the document

1. Non-Pollutant Impairments include altered habitat or flow impairments related to sediment and temperature pollutant impairments

 

 

Map of Waterbodies in the Madison with Sediment TMDLs being Developed

Figure 2: Map of tributaries in the Madison River watershed with sediment TMDLs being developed

(click on map to enlarge)

 


 

Final Madison TMDL Documents

 

TMDL Document

Waterbody & Location Description

Assessment Unit ID

Nutrient TMDL(s)

E.coli TMDL

Metal TMDL(s)

2019 Madison Nutrient, E. coli, and Metal TMDLs

 

Found at:

http://deq.mt.gov/water/surfacewater/TMDL

 

Elk Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River)

MT41F002_020

Total Nitrogen

Total Phosphorus

--

Iron,

Selenium

Hot Springs Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River)

MT41F002_030

Total Nitrogen

Total Phosphorus

--

Iron,

Lead

Moore Creek,

Springs to mouth (Fletcher Channel), T5S R1W S15

MT41F004_130

Total Nitrogen

Total Phosphorus

E.coli

--

O’Dell Spring Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Madison River)

MT41F004_020

Total Nitrogen

--

--

South Meadow Creek,

Headwaters to mouth (Ennis Lake) 

MT41F004_070

Total Nitrogen

Total Phosphorus

--

Copper

 

 


 

Madison TMDL Project Contacts

Role

Contact

Organization

Email

Phone

Project Coordinator

Christina Staten,

Water Quality Specialist

Montana DEQ

CStaten@mt.gov

(406) 444-2836

Nutrients, Pathogens, and Metals TMDL Project Manager

Lou Volpe,

Water Quality Specialist

Montana DEQ

LVolpe@mt.gov

(406) 444-6742

Sediment and Temperature TMDL Project Manager

Christy Meredith,

Water Quality Specialist

Montana DEQ

Christy.Meredith@mt.gov

(406) 444-6824

Local coordinator for watershed restoration plan development and volunteer monitoring

David Laufenberg

Conservation Programs Manager

Madison Conservation District

david@madisoncd.org

(406) 682-3181

 


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Page Released: July 23, 2018

Last Updated: June 15, 2020