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Clean Water Act Status: LUCAS County, OH
 
 
  • 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
    LUCAS County contains a portion of 3 watersheds:
    Cedar-Portage
    Lower Maumee
    Ottawa-Stony
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 29%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 72
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 89%
    Overall Use 3%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 8% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 11
    Medium 38
    Low 23
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    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: 61 (cause not reported for 4%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in OHIO assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 10%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Other Habitat Alterations 64%
    Sediments 52%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 36%
    Flow Alterations 34%
    Organic Compounds 30%
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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: 10 (cause not reported for 30%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in OHIO assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 50%
    Sediments 40%
    Metals 30%
    Other Habitat Alterations 30%
    Other 20%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 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: 61 (cause not reported for 13%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in OHIO assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 10%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Hydromodification/Habitat Modification 67%
    Agriculture 48%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 30%
    Municipal Point Sources 28%
    Construction 26%
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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: 10 (cause not reported for 30%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in OHIO assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Agriculture 50%
    Impairment source not reported 30%
    Other Sources 30%
    Hydromodification/Habitat Modification 10%
    Land Disposal 10%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1 (cause not reported for 100%)
      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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