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Clean Water Act Status: BRYAN County, GA
 
 
  • Clean Water Act Comparative Ranking
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    Percentage of Surface Waters with Impaired or Threatened Uses (state + EPA data):
    Number of Impaired Waterbodies (as reported by the state):

    NOTE: Data limitations affect the accuracy of these rankings.

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  • 1998 Clean Water Act Status
    BRYAN County contains a portion of 3 watersheds:
    Canoochee
    Lower Ogeechee
    Ogeechee Coastal
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 5%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 14
    Black Creek
    Bull And Cedar Creeks
    Canoochee River
    Canoochee River (ck)
    Evans County Pfa
    Fifteen Mile Creek
    Jackson Branch
    Little Lotts
    Lotts Creek
    Medway River
    Ogeechee River
    Ogeechee River
    Ossabaw Estuary
    Taylors Creek
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Fish Consumption 71%
    Shellfish Consumption 7%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 29% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 1
    High 2
    Medium 3
    Low 8
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 0
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 11
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 12%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 27%
    Fish Consumption Advisory 27%
    Other Habitat Alterations 18%
    Metals 18%
    Pathogens 18%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 94%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Fish Consumption Advisory 100%

    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 2
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Fish Consumption Advisory 100%

    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


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  • Leading Sources of Water Quality Problems
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 11 (cause not reported for 36%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 12%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 45%
    Impairment source not reported 36%
    Industrial Point Sources 18%
    Municipal Point Sources 9%

    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 94%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 100%

    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 2
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 100%

    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


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