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Clean Water Act Status: Bayou Pierre 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
    Bayou Pierre contains a portion of 5 counties:
    CLAIBORNE County, MS
    COPIAH County, MS
    HINDS County, MS
    JEFFERSON County, MS
    LINCOLN County, MS
    Percentage of Surface Waters with Reported Problems (state + EPA data): 100%
    Number of Waterbodies with Reported Problems (as reported by the state): 11
    Bayou Pierre
    Bayou Pierre
    Foster Creek- Da
    James Creek- Da
    Lake Hazel
    Lake Hazel (22 Acres)
    Little Bayou Pierre- Da
    Lower Bayou Pierre- Da
    Tallahala Creek- Da
    Turkey Creek- Da
    White Oak Creek- Da
    Beneficial Use Most Frequently Impaired Percent of All Impairments
    Aquatic Life Support 100%
    Primary Contact Recreation (Swimming) 18%
    SecondaryContact Recreation (Boating) 18%


    Priority for Regulation     Number of Waterbodies
    Targeted 0
    High 1
    Medium 0
    Low 1
    Not Assessed for TMDL Priority 9
    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: 9
    Percent of Rivers, Streams and Creeks in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 47%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Sediments 89%
    Nutrients 67%
    Pesticides 67%
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 56%
    Pathogens 33%
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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: 2
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 58%
      Percent Waterbodies Affected
    Low Dissolved Oxygen/Organic Enrichment 50%
    Nutrients 50%
    Organic Compounds 50%
    Sediments 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: 9(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.


    Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds
    Number of impaired waterbodies: 2(cause not reported for 100%)
    Percent of Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in MISSISSIPPI assessed by agencies for 1997-98 reporting period: 58%
      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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