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Clean Water Act Status: STONE 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
    STONE County contains a portion of 2 watersheds:
    Black
    Mississippi Coastal
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 95%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 50
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 48%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 30%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 28%
    Shellfish Consumption 18%
    Wildlife Support 6%

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 13
    Medium 9
    Low 5
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 23
    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: 25
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 64%
    Sediments 28%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 28%
    Pesticides 24%
    Nutrients 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: 1
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 58%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 100%
    Nutrients 100%

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


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 24
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 28%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 55%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 75%
    Nutrients 21%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 21%
    Organic Compounds 12%
    Metals 8%
    More...

    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: 25 (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%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 4%

    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.


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 24 (cause not reported for 91%)
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 28%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 55%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 92%
    Industrial Point Sources 4%
    Municipal Point Sources 4%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 4%

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


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