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Clean Water Act Status: ARIZONA
 
 
  • 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
    ARIZONA contains a portion of 82 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 1%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 103
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 14
    High 19
    Medium 22
    Low 45
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 3
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 87
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 62%
    Metals 26%
    pH 13%
    Pesticides 11%
    Pathogens 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: 16
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in ARIZONA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 22%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 50%
    pH 50%
    Sediments 31%
    Nutrients 19%
    Mercury 19%
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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: 87 (cause not reported for 100%)
      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: 16 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in ARIZONA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 22%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 100%

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




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