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Clean Water Act Status: Hudson-Hoosic Watershed
 
 
  • Clean Water Act Comparative Ranking
    Cleanest/Best Watersheds National Average Dirtiest/Worst Watersheds
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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
    Hudson-Hoosic contains a portion of 6 counties:
    BENNINGTON County, VT
    BERKSHIRE County, MA
    RENSSELAER County, NY
    SARATOGA County, NY
    WARREN County, NY
    WASHINGTON County, NY
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 12%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 28
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Not Reported 36%
    Aquatic Life Support 32%
    Fish Consumption 29%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 4%


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 0
    Medium 0
    Low 0
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 7
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 21
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 19
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MASSACHUSETTS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 18%
    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
    Pathogens 47%
    Organic Compounds 32%
    pH 21%
    Sediments 11%
    Inorganics 5%
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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: 8
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MASSACHUSETTS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 56%
    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
    pH 50%
    Nutrients 25%
    Noxious Aquatic Plants 12%
    Organic Compounds 12%
    Sediments 12%

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


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in MASSACHUSETTS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 8%
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in NEW YORK assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in MASSACHUSETTS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in NEW YORK assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Organic Compounds 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: 19(cause not reported for 78%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MASSACHUSETTS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 18%
    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 79%
    Contaminated Sediments 11%
    Land Disposal 5%
    Unknown Sources 5%

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


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 8(cause not reported for 62%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MASSACHUSETTS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 56%
    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 source not reported 62%
    Atmospheric Deposition 12%
    Contaminated Sediments 12%
    Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers 12%

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


    Estuaries, Bays, and Coasts
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 1
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in MASSACHUSETTS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 8%
    Percent of Estuaries and Bays in NEW YORK assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in MASSACHUSETTS assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 0%
    Percent of Coastal Shorelines in NEW YORK assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 100%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Contaminated Sediments 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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