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Clean Water Act Status: KANSAS
 
 
  • 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
    KANSAS contains a portion of 83 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 12%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 1107
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 285
    High 510
    Medium 43
    Low 144
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 94
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 31
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 977
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in KANSAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 12%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 65%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 21%
    Salinity/TDS/Chlorides 21%
    Metals 11%
    pH 8%
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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: 125
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in KANSAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 86%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 22%
    pH 15%
    Flow Alterations 14%
    Noxious Aquatic Plants 14%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.




    Fresh Water Wetlands
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 5
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 80%
    pH 40%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 20%
    Pathogens 20%

    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: 977 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in KANSAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 12%
      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: 125 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in KANSAS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
      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: 5 (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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