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Clean Water Act Status: ALASKA
 
 
  • Clean Water Act Comparative Ranking
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    Number of Impaired Waterbodies (as reported by the state):

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  • 1998 Clean Water Act Status
    ALASKA contains a portion of 136 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): Data not available
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 58
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 0
    Medium 0
    Low 0
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 58
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 26
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in ALASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 38%
    Pathogens 38%
    Organic Compounds 19%
    Debris 15%
    Unknown 12%
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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: 7
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in ALASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 57%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 29%
    Metals 14%

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


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 23
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in ALASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 1%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in ALASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Debris 57%
    Organic Compounds 26%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 9%
    Unknown 9%
    Other 9%
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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: 26
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in ALASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 46%
    Resource Extraction 23%
    Land Disposal 15%
    Other Sources 12%
    Silviculture 12%
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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: 7
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in ALASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 100%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 14%
    Industrial Point Sources 14%

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


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 23
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in ALASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 1%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in ALASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Silviculture 48%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 22%
    Industrial Point Sources 17%
    Other Sources 13%
    Resource Extraction 4%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


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