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Clean Water Act Status: CALEDONIA 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
    CALEDONIA County contains a portion of 4 watersheds:
    Lamoille
    Passumpsic
    Upper Connecticut
    Waits
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 20%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 49
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 39%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 31%
    Fish Consumption 24%
    Aesthetics / Scenic 22%
    Industrial 6%
    Drinking Water Supply 6%
    Agriculture 6%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 12% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 1
    Medium 2
    Low 3
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 1
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 42
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 28
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 46%
    Metals 29%
    Sediments 25%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 18%
    Nutrients 14%
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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: 21
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Mercury 29%
    Nutrients 24%
    pH 19%
    PCBs 19%
    Organic Compounds 5%
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    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: 28 (cause not reported for 89%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 89%
    Agriculture 7%
    Unknown Sources 4%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 21 (cause not reported for 80%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 81%
    Unknown Sources 10%
    Agriculture 5%
    Atmospheric Deposition 5%

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


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