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Clean Water Act Status: MANASSAS (CITY) 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
    MANASSAS (CITY) County contains a portion of 1 watersheds:
    Middle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 27%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 64

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 9
    Medium 5
    Low 27
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 23
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 53
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 39%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Organic Compounds 38%
    Pathogens 28%
    Ammonia 28%
    Metals 21%
    Sediments 15%
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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: 6
    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
    Organic Compounds 100%
    Pathogens 100%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 33%
    Sediments 33%
    pH 33%
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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: 53 (cause not reported for 30%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VIRGINIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 39%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 57%
    Impairment source not reported 30%
    Natural Sources 15%
    Unknown Sources 13%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 9%
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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: 6
    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 100%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 83%
    Municipal Point Sources 67%

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


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