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Clean Water Act Status: MICHIGAN
 
 
  • Clean Water Act Comparative Ranking
    Cleanest/Best States National Average Dirtiest/Worst States
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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
    MICHIGAN contains a portion of 60 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 7%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 267
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 46
    Medium 103
    Low 118
    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: 188
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MICHIGAN assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 40%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impaired Biological Community 47%
    Pathogens 34%
    Nutrients 14%
    Organic Compounds 13%
    Mercury 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: 78
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MICHIGAN assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 55%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Mercury 73%
    Nutrients 12%
    Pathogens 10%
    Organic Compounds 8%
    Pesticides 4%
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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: 1
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 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: 188 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MICHIGAN assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 40%
      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: 78 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MICHIGAN assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 55%
      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: 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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