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Clean Water Act Status: ARKANSAS
 
 
  • 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
    ARKANSAS contains a portion of 56 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 4%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 51
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 63%
    Fish Consumption 41%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 20%
    Drinking Water Supply 18%
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 6
    High 2
    Medium 15
    Low 28
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 0
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 51
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in ARKANSAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 10%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 41%
    Mercury 39%
    Nutrients 20%
    Salinity/TDS/Chlorides 12%
    Pathogens 12%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in ARKANSAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 69%



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  • Leading Sources of Water Quality Problems
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 51
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in ARKANSAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 10%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Agriculture 39%
    Unknown Sources 39%
    Municipal Point Sources 20%
    Industrial Point Sources 8%
    Construction 4%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.


    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in ARKANSAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 69%



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