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Clean Water Act Status: BENNINGTON County, VT
 
 
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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
    BENNINGTON County contains a portion of 4 watersheds:
    Deerfield
    Hudson-Hoosic
    Lake George
    West
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 13%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 70
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 37%
    Fish Consumption 20%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 4%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 3%
    Aesthetics / Scenic 3%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 37% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 1
    High 0
    Medium 0
    Low 0
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 8
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 61
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 34
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 44%
    pH 18%
    Organic Compounds 18%
    Sediments 15%
    Unknown 9%
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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: 35 (cause not reported for 2%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    pH 46%
    Noxious Aquatic Plants 29%
    Mercury 14%
    Nutrients 6%
    Organic Compounds 3%
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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
    Organic Compounds 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: 34 (cause not reported for 88%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 88%
    Contaminated Sediments 6%
    Land Disposal 3%
    Unknown Sources 3%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 35 (cause not reported for 88%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 89%
    Atmospheric Deposition 6%
    Contaminated Sediments 3%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 3%

    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
    Contaminated Sediments 100%

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


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