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Clean Water Act Status: ORANGE 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
    ORANGE County contains a portion of 4 watersheds:
    Upper Connecticut-Mascoma
    Waits
    White
    Winooski
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 14%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 54
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 50%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 22%
    Aesthetics / Scenic 15%
    Industrial 4%
    Agriculture 4%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 4%
    Drinking Water Supply 4%
    Fish Consumption 2%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 24% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 8
    Medium 2
    Low 2
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 1
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 41
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 46
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 48%
    Metals 22%
    Sediments 17%
    Unknown 17%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 7%
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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: 8
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    pH 50%
    Other Habitat Alterations 12%
    Organic Compounds 12%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 12%
    Sediments 12%
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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: 46 (cause not reported for 76%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 76%
    Agriculture 9%
    Unknown Sources 9%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 7%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 8 (cause not reported for 75%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 75%
    Atmospheric Deposition 12%
    Unknown Sources 12%

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


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