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Clean Water Act Status: ADAMS County, MS
 
 
  • 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
    ADAMS County contains a portion of 3 watersheds:
    Coles Creek
    Homochitto
    Lower Mississippi-Natchez
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 98%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 31
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 94%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 19%
    Agriculture 3%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 3%
    Aesthetics / Scenic 3%
    Shellfish Consumption 3%

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 0
    Medium 1
    Low 2
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 28
    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: 27
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 93%
    Pesticides 70%
    Nutrients 70%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 48%
    Salinity/TDS/Chlorides 15%
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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: 4
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 58%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 100%
    Pesticides 100%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 100%
    Nutrients 100%
    Pathogens 25%

    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: 27 (cause not reported for 96%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 96%
    Agriculture 4%
    Industrial Point Sources 4%
    Land Disposal 4%
    Municipal Point Sources 4%
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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: 4 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 58%
      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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