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Clean Water Act Status: PRINCE WILLIAM County, VA
 
 
  • 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
    PRINCE WILLIAM County contains a portion of 2 watersheds:
    Lower Potomac
    Middle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 37%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 121

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 9
    Medium 5
    Low 37
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 70
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 100
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 39%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Fish Consumption Advisory 34%
    Ammonia 21%
    Organic Compounds 20%
    Pathogens 18%
    Sediments 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: 5
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 93%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 60%
    Nutrients 40%
    Organic Compounds 40%
    Sediments 20%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 20%
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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: 16
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 99%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 50%
    Organic Compounds 38%
    Fish Consumption Advisory 38%
    Sediments 38%
    Nutrients 25%
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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: 100 (cause not reported for 22%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 39%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 70%
    Impairment source not reported 22%
    Natural Sources 14%
    Municipal Point Sources 10%
    Unknown Sources 8%
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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: 5
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 93%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 100%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 20%

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


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 16
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 99%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 94%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 31%
    Municipal Point Sources 31%
    Natural Sources 25%
    Unknown Sources 6%

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


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