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Clean Water Act Status: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
 
  • 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
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 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): 36
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 7
    Medium 5
    Low 20
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 4
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 27
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 98%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Organic Compounds 81%
    Pathogens 59%
    Metals 48%
    Sediments 7%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 4%
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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: 3
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 100%
    Organic Compounds 67%
    Metals 33%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 33%
    Sediments 33%

    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 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 97%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 97%
      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: 27
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 98%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 100%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 19%
    Municipal Point Sources 7%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 3
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nonpoint Sources 100%
    Combined Sewer Overflows 33%

    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 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 97%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 97%
      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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