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Clean Water Act Status: Middle Pearl-Strong 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
    Middle Pearl-Strong contains a portion of 7 counties:
    COPIAH County, MS
    HINDS County, MS
    MADISON County, MS
    RANKIN County, MS
    SCOTT County, MS
    SIMPSON County, MS
    SMITH County, MS
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 96%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 23
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 100%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 39%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 4%


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 1
    Medium 2
    Low 0
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 20
    Not Reported to US EPA for TMDL Priority 0
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  • Leading Pollutants/Stressors of Surface Waters
    Rivers, Streams, and Creeks
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 23
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 83%
    Nutrients 78%
    Pesticides 78%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 65%
    Pathogens 43%
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    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: 23(cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      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
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