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Clean Water Act Status: NEBRASKA
 
 
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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
    NEBRASKA contains a portion of 64 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 5%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 114
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 0
    Medium 2
    Low 52
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 15
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 45
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 82
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in NEBRASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 5%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 70%
    Pesticides 30%
    Ammonia 27%
    Impaired Biological Community 6%
    Inorganics 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: 32
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in NEBRASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 45%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 75%
    Pesticides 75%
    Metals 53%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 50%
    Sediments 47%
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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: 82
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in NEBRASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 5%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Agriculture 62%
    Municipal Point Sources 59%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 12%
    Industrial Point Sources 10%
    Unknown Sources 6%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 32
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in NEBRASKA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 45%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Agriculture 88%
    Natural Sources 78%
    Construction 12%
    Unknown Sources 9%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 9%
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    NOTE: Possible inconsistencies between data on (a) impaired waterbodies and (b) percentage of waterbodies assessed.




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