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Clean Water Act Status: SCREVEN 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
    SCREVEN County contains a portion of 4 watersheds:
    Brier
    Lower Ogeechee
    Lower Savannah
    Middle Savannah
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 51%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 30
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Fish Consumption 53%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 23%
    Aquatic Life Support 17%
    Drinking Water Supply 10%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 3% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 5
    Medium 17
    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: 29
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 12%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 41%
    Metals 34%
    Fish Consumption Advisory 34%
    Mercury 14%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 14%
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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
    PCBs 100%
    Mercury 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: 29 (cause not reported for 48%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 12%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 48%
    Nonpoint Sources 38%
    Hydromodification/Habitat Modification 7%
    Industrial Point Sources 7%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 7%
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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 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in GEORGIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 94%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 100%

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


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    Drinking Water Sources for this County
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