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Clean Water Act Status: VERMONT
 
 
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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
    VERMONT contains a portion of 15 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 15%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 196
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 54%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 27%
    Fish Consumption 19%
    Aesthetics / Scenic 17%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 3%
    Agriculture 2%
    Drinking Water Supply 2%
    Industrial 2%
    Beneficial uses not reported for 100% of waterbodies.


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 0
    Medium 0
    Low 0
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 0
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 196
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 117
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 31%
    Sediments 22%
    Unknown 20%
    Metals 15%
    Nutrients 12%
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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: 79
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    pH 43%
    Mercury 23%
    Nutrients 16%
    PCBs 14%
    Metals 3%
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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: 117 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      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: 79 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      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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