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Clean Water Act Status: UTAH
 
 
  • 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
    UTAH contains a portion of 62 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 4%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 203
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.

    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 65
    High 0
    Medium 0
    Low 136
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 2
    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: 112
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in UTAH assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 10%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 55%
    Salinity/TDS/Chlorides 50%
    pH 36%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 30%
    Organic Compounds 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: 91
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in UTAH assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 96%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 85%
    Nutrients 42%
    pH 36%
    Temperature 23%
    Sediments 13%
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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: 112 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in UTAH 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: 91 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in UTAH assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 96%
      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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