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Clean Water Act Status: EMANUEL 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
    EMANUEL County contains a portion of 3 watersheds:
    Canoochee
    Ohoopee
    Upper Ogeechee
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 3%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 9
    Bull And Cedar Creeks
    Canoochee River
    Canoochee River (ck)
    Evans County Pfa
    Fifteen Mile Creek
    Little Lotts
    Lotts Creek
    Ohoopee River
    Taylors Creek
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Fish Consumption 67%
    Shellfish Consumption 11%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 33% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 1
    High 1
    Medium 2
    Low 5
    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: 8
    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 38%
    Unknown 25%
    Fish Consumption Advisory 25%
    Other Habitat Alterations 12%
    Impaired Biological Community 12%
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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.


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  • Leading Sources of Water Quality Problems
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 8 (cause not reported for 37%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 12%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 38%
    Nonpoint Sources 38%
    Industrial Point Sources 12%
    Municipal Point Sources 12%

    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.


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