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Clean Water Act Status: DE KALB County, IN
 
 
  • 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
    DE KALB County contains a portion of 1 watersheds:
    St. Joseph
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 9%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 15
    Bear Creek
    Cedar Creek
    Fish Creek (oh/ Indiana Border To St. Joseph River)
    Garrett City Ditch
    Hamilton Lake
    Lake La Su An
    Nettle Lake
    St. Joseph River
    St. Joseph River (bear Creek To Fish Creek)
    St. Joseph River (east/ West Branch To Nettle Cr.)
    St. Joseph River (fish Creek To Oh/ Indiana Border)
    St. Joseph River (nettle Creek To Bear Creek)
    Swartz-carnahan Ditch
    Tiernan Ditch
    West Branch St. Joseph River
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 60%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 40% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 0
    Medium 13
    Low 2
    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: 12 (cause not reported for 8%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in INDIANA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 24%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Other Habitat Alterations 42%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 17%
    Organic Compounds 17%
    Sediments 17%
    Pathogens 8%
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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: 3
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in INDIANA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 32%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 67%
    Sediments 67%
    Nutrients 67%
    Other Habitat Alterations 33%
    Pathogens 33%
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    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: 12 (cause not reported for 50%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in INDIANA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 24%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 50%
    Agriculture 42%
    Hydromodification/Habitat Modification 42%
    Municipal Point Sources 8%
    Other Sources 8%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 3 (cause not reported for 33%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in INDIANA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 32%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Agriculture 67%
    Land Disposal 67%
    Construction 33%
    Impairment source not reported 33%
    Municipal Point Sources 33%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


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