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Clean Water Act Status: ORLEANS County, VT
 
 
  • Clean Water Act Comparative Ranking
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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
    ORLEANS County contains a portion of 3 watersheds:
    Lamoille
    Missisquoi
    St. Francois
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 25%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 45
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 47%
    Fish Consumption 31%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 29%
    Aesthetics / Scenic 22%
    Drinking Water Supply 2%
    Agriculture 2%
    Industrial 2%

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 0
    Medium 0
    Low 0
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 1
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 44
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 21
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 38%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 33%
    Pathogens 29%
    Nutrients 24%
    Unknown 24%
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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: 24
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Mercury 29%
    pH 25%
    Nutrients 25%
    PCBs 17%
    Organic Compounds 4%

    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: 21 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 100%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 24 (cause not reported for 95%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 96%
    Unknown Sources 4%

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


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