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Clean Water Act Status: SMITH 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
    SMITH County contains a portion of 2 watersheds:
    Middle Pearl-Strong
    Upper Leaf
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 98%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 42
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 93%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 48%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 10%
    Fish Consumption 2%

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 3
    Medium 3
    Low 1
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 35
    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: 41
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 80%
    Pesticides 78%
    Nutrients 78%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 63%
    Pathogens 56%
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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 MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 58%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Dioxin 100%
    PCBs 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: 41 (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: 1 (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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