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Clean Water Act Status: MARION County, SC
 
 
  • Clean Water Act Comparative Ranking
    Cleanest/Best Counties National Average Dirtiest/Worst Counties
    0%         50%         100%

    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
    MARION County contains a portion of 2 watersheds:
    Little Pee Dee
    Lower Pee Dee
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 100%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 36
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 43%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 40%
    Overall Use 23%
    Fish Consumption 6%

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 8
    Medium 15
    Low 12
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 1
    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: 24 (cause not reported for 12%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in SOUTH CAROLINA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 65%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 29%
    Metals 21%
    pH 17%
    Sediments 17%
    Impaired Biological Community 12%
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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: 3 (cause not reported for 33%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in SOUTH CAROLINA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 58%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 33%
    Mercury 33%

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


    Fresh Water Wetlands
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 8
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 75%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 25%
    Metals 12%

    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: 24 (cause not reported for 75%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in SOUTH CAROLINA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 65%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 75%
    Nonpoint 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: 3 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in SOUTH CAROLINA 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.


    Fresh Water Wetlands
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 8 (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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