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Clean Water Act Status: Lake George 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
    Lake George contains a portion of 6 counties:
    ADDISON County, VT
    BENNINGTON County, VT
    ESSEX County, NY
    RUTLAND County, VT
    WARREN County, NY
    WASHINGTON County, NY
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 19%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 5
    Castleton River, Fair Haven
    Lake Champlain
    Mettawee River, Upstream Of Ny/ Vt Border (6 Miles)
    Poultney River, 0.5 Miles Above To 0.5 Miles Below Castleton River Confl
    Snake Pond
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 60%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 20%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 20%
    Not Reported 20%


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 1
    High 0
    Medium 0
    Low 0
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 1
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 3
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 3
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in NEW YORK assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Nutrients 33%
    Pathogens 33%
    Temperature 33%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 2(cause not reported for 50%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in NEW YORK assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment cause not reported 50%
    pH 50%

    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: 3(cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in NEW YORK assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 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: 2(cause not reported for 50%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in NEW YORK assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Atmospheric Deposition 50%
    Impairment source not reported 50%

    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
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