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Clean Water Act Status: WINDHAM 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
    WINDHAM County contains a portion of 3 watersheds:
    Deerfield
    Upper Connecticut-Mascoma
    West
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 13%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 54
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 30%
    Fish Consumption 13%
    Aesthetics / Scenic 4%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 4%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 2%
     Beneficial uses not reported for 52% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 8
    Medium 2
    Low 2
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    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 57%
    Unknown 14%
    Sediments 14%
    Metals 11%
    Organic Compounds 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: 26
    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 35%
    Mercury 19%

    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 60%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 61%
    Agriculture 14%
    Unknown Sources 14%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 11%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 26 (cause not reported for 96%)
    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%
    Atmospheric Deposition 4%

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


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