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Clean Water Act Status: COOS County, NH
 
 
  • 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
    COOS County contains a portion of 2 watersheds:
    Upper Androscoggin
    Upper Connecticut
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 17%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 13
    Androscoggin River
    Aziscohos L
    Baker Pond
    Connecticut River
    Connecticut River
    Four Mile Pond
    Halls Stream
    Lower Richardson L
    Signal Pond
    Trio Pond, Three
    Unknown Pond (averys Gore)
    Upper Richardson L
    York Pond
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 8%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 92% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 4
    Medium 2
    Low 6
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 1
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 4
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in NEW HAMPSHIRE assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 24%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 75%
    Organic Compounds 25%
    Metals 25%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 9
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in NEW HAMPSHIRE assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 95%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Metals 33%
    Other Habitat Alterations 33%
    Nutrients 22%
    pH 11%

    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: 4
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in NEW HAMPSHIRE assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 24%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Agriculture 50%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 25%
    Unknown Sources 25%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 9 (cause not reported for 44%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in NEW HAMPSHIRE assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 95%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 44%
    Atmospheric Deposition 33%
    Agriculture 11%
    Unknown Sources 11%

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


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