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Clean Water Act Status: WASHINGTON
 
 
  • 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
    WASHINGTON contains a portion of 68 watersheds.
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 3%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 1317
    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 1317
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1110
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in WASHINGTON assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 98%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 42%
    Temperature 41%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 18%
    pH 9%
    Other Habitat Alterations 5%
    More...

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 65
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in WASHINGTON assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 53%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 37%
    Nutrients 34%
    Impaired Biological Community 17%
    Pesticides 11%
    PCBs 6%
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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: 141
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in WASHINGTON assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 85%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in WASHINGTON assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 53%
    Metals 19%
    pH 17%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 17%
    Organic Compounds 16%
    More...

    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: 1110 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in WASHINGTON assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 98%
      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: 65 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in WASHINGTON assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 53%
      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: 141 (cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in WASHINGTON assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 85%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in WASHINGTON assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
      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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