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Clean Water Act Status: Lamoille 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
    Lamoille contains a portion of 6 counties:
    CALEDONIA County, VT
    CHITTENDEN County, VT
    FRANKLIN County, VT
    GRAND ISLE County, VT
    LAMOILLE County, VT
    ORLEANS County, VT
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 50%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 30
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 43%
    Fish Consumption 40%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 30%
    Aesthetics / Scenic 20%
    Industrial 3%
    Agriculture 3%
    Drinking Water Supply 3%


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 0
    Medium 0
    Low 0
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 1
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 29
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 14
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 16%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 50%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 36%
    Pathogens 36%
    Nutrients 29%
    Metals 14%
    More...

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 16
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Mercury 38%
    PCBs 25%
    Nutrients 19%
    pH 12%
    Organic Compounds 6%

    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: 14(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: 16(cause not reported for 93%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in VERMONT assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 7%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Impairment source not reported 94%
    Unknown Sources 6%

    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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