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Clean Water Act Status: Passumpsic Watershed
 
 
  • Clean Water Act Comparative Ranking
    Cleanest/Best Watersheds National Average Dirtiest/Worst Watersheds
    0%         50%         100%

    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
    Passumpsic contains a portion of 2 counties:
    CALEDONIA County, VT
    ESSEX County, VT
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): Data not available
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 4
    Lower Moose River In St. Johnsbury
    Lower Sleepers River In St. Johnsbury
    Moose River Below East St. Johnsbury Village (1mile)
    Passumpsic River From Pierce Mills Dam To 5 Miles Below Passumpsic Dam
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 100%


    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 4
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 4
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Pathogens 100%

    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: 4(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.






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  • Links
    U.S. EPA Watershed Health Index
    U.S. EPA Condition and Vulnerability Indicators
    U.S. EPA Watershed Profile
    U.S. Geological Survey: Water Resources Links
    USGS report on the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) study unit this watershed is in.
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