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Clean Water Act Status: FLORIDA
 
 
  • 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
    FLORIDA contains a portion of 52 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 18%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 712
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 84
    High 212
    Medium 0
    Low 401
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 15
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 412 (cause not reported for 1%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in FLORIDA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 10%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 73%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 68%
    Pathogens 59%
    Sediments 31%
    Metals 17%
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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: 114 (cause not reported for 1%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in FLORIDA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 48%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 82%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 46%
    Ammonia 20%
    Pathogens 19%
    Metals 14%
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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: 87 (cause not reported for 6%)
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in FLORIDA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 33%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in FLORIDA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 72%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 64%
    Pathogens 44%
    Mercury 17%
    Sediments 11%
    More...

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


    Fresh Water Wetlands
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 100%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 100%
    Nutrients 100%
    Ammonia 100%

    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: 412 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in FLORIDA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 10%
      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: 114 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in FLORIDA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 48%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 100%

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


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 87 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in FLORIDA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 33%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in FLORIDA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 100%

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


    Fresh Water Wetlands
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1 (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.
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