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Clean Water Act Status: HOLMES 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
    HOLMES County contains a portion of 3 watersheds:
    Lower Big Black
    Upper Big Black
    Upper Yazoo
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 97%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 95
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 85%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 20%

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 7
    Medium 15
    Low 5
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 68
    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: 79
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 63%
    Sediments 58%
    Pesticides 57%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 51%
    Pathogens 24%
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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: 16
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 58%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 100%
    Sediments 88%
    Pesticides 81%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 62%
    Temperature 6%
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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: 79 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 100%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 16 (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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