Assimilative Capacity

W G Landis, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Defining Assimilative Capacity Further Reading

Application of Assimilative Capacity to the TMDL Process

Assimilative capacity is a term with a number of definitions. The term is used in context with the total maximum daily load (TMDL) calculation that is part of the compliance process for the Clean Water Act of the United States.

This article derives a definition of assimilative capacity that is in line with current understandings of aquatic ecology and policy making. The role of assimilative capacity in the process of calculating a TMDL is presented.

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