The relationship between areal total phosphorus(TP) and areal hydraulic loading was identified and used as defining the trophic state of the reservoir. And three simple, conceptual TP models were tested against the measured in-reservoir TP concentration. The analyses were based on water quality data measured in the Ki Heung reservoir for two years. The results showed that Ki Heung reservoir has undergone eutrophic state, and Dillon's and Vollenweider's TP models were in close agreement with the measured annual mean TP concentration. However, the OECD's model understimated the measured annual mean TP concentration in the Ki Heung reservor. A discussion is given for the hypothetical application of TP loading plot which might be useful for establishing the TP control program in the resavoirs/lakes.