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Clean Water Act Status: NORTH DAKOTA
 
 
  • 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
    NORTH DAKOTA contains a portion of 47 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 8%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 133
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 72%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 56%
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 20
    High 1
    Medium 0
    Low 99
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 2
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 11
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 69
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in NORTH DAKOTA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 22%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Other Habitat Alterations 62%
    Sediments 59%
    Pathogens 52%
    Nutrients 51%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 20%
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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: 64
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in NORTH DAKOTA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 97%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 98%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 70%
    Sediments 42%

    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: 69 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in NORTH DAKOTA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 22%
      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: 64 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in NORTH DAKOTA assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 97%
      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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