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Clean Water Act Status: GRIMES County, TX
 
 
  • 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
    GRIMES County contains a portion of 5 watersheds:
    Lower Brazos-Little Brazos
    Lower Trinity-Kickapoo
    Navasota
    Spring
    West Fork San Jacinto
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 6%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 9
    Brazes River Below Navasota River
    Brazes River Below Whitney Lake
    Cypress Creek
    Lake Conroe
    Lake Houston
    Lake Livingston
    Marlin City Lake System
    Spring Creek
    Trinity River Above Lake Livingston

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 2
    Medium 6
    Low 1
    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: 5
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in TEXAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 100%
    Salinity/TDS/Chlorides 20%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 20%
    Metals 20%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 4
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in TEXAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 50%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Mercury 50%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 25%
    Pesticides 25%
    pH 25%

    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: 5
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in TEXAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 100%
    Municipal Point Sources 80%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 4
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in TEXAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 50%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 100%
    Municipal Point Sources 25%

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


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    Drinking Water Sources for this County
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