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National Summary of State Information

Map of the United States

Depicted below are national summary tables and charts for available water quality data reported by the States to EPA under Section 305(b) and 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.

This report displays the most current available reporting year data.
Check the Status of Available Data for more information.





Assessed Waters of United States

Incomplete state reported information may lead to discrepancies and/or missing information in these reports.

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    476,251 5,618,112 7,321 943 618 573,947 78 62
    7,321 137,199            
    558,888 12,197,096 26,120 7,204 1,059 540,055 4,353 53,270
1,042,459 17,952,407 33,441 8,147 1,677 1,114,001 4,431 53,332
3,533,205 41,666,049 87,791 58,618 54,120 107,700,000 5,202 60,546
29.5 43.1 38.1 13.9 3.1 1.0 85.2 88.1

States Using a Statewide Statistical Survey

Some states submit statewide statistical survey data, which use representative random samples to characterize the condition of an entire waterbody type. Statewide statistical survey data is not currently included in these summary tables.

Number of States
11 5   2  

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Summary of Water Quality Assessments for Each Waterbody Type


National Summary
Water Quality Attainment in Assessed Rivers and Streams

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All
Rivers and Streams

3,533,205.0 Miles of Rivers and Streams

Assessed 1,042,459
Unassessed 2,490,746
Total Miles 3,533,205







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Assessed
Rivers and Streams

1,042,459.4 Miles of
Assessed Rivers and Streams

Good 476,251
Threatened 7,321
Impaired 558,888
Total Miles Assessed 1,042,459

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National Summary
Designated Use Support in Assessed Rivers and Streams*

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Fish, Shellfish, and Wildlife Protection and Propagation Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation 809,130 57.0 .6 42.4 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Recreation Recreation 426,686 59.0 1.5 39.6 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Agricultural Agricultural 351,335 95.5 .1 4.4 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Aquatic Life Harvesting Aquatic Life Harvesting 284,824 29.5 .8 69.6 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Public Water Supply Public Water Supply 200,220 77.8 .2 22.0 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Industrial Industrial 196,721 97.8 .0 2.2 color.gifcolor.gif
Hydropower Generation Other 84,897 97.8 .0 2.2 color.gifcolor.gif
Aesthetic Value Aesthetic Value 28,675 92.8 .0 7.2 color.gifcolor.gif
Exceptional Recreational or Ecological Significance Exceptional Recreational Or Ecological Significance 2,483 74.9 .0 25.1 color.gifcolor.gif

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National Summary
Causes of Impairment in Assessed Rivers and Streams

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Pathogens color.gif 165,099
Sediment color.gif 119,285
Nutrients color.gif 106,022
Mercury color.gif 102,263
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 88,105
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 79,678
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 76,456
Temperature color.gif 69,249
Habitat Alterations color.gif 64,078
Flow Alteration(s) color.gif 42,197
Turbidity color.gif 39,704
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 38,514
Cause Unknown color.gif 38,116
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 34,145
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 29,000
Pesticides color.gif 19,032
Ammonia color.gif 12,127
Other Cause color.gif 12,064
Total Toxics color.gif 10,717
Fish Consumption Advisory color.gif 9,916
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 7,635
Algal Growth color.gif 6,007
Toxic Organics color.gif 4,975
Dioxins color.gif 4,598
Oil and Grease color.gif 3,084
Biotoxins color.gif 2,150
Nuisance Exotic Species color.gif 1,448
Trash color.gif 1,415
Taste, Color and Odor color.gif 854
Chlorine color.gif 747
Cause Unknown - Fish Kills color.gif 678
Radiation color.gif 665
Noxious Aquatic Plants color.gif 354
Nuisance Native Species color.gif 127

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National Summary
Probable Sources of Impairments in Assessed Rivers and Streams

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Agriculture color.gif 130,627
Unknown color.gif 101,381
Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 100,199
Hydromodification color.gif 61,417
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 60,418
Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 57,946
Natural/Wildlife color.gif 52,396
Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 48,393
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 35,138
Resource Extraction color.gif 29,245
Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 19,627
Industrial color.gif 17,877
Construction color.gif 12,928
Other color.gif 10,089
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 9,406
Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 6,025
Spills/Dumping color.gif 3,321
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 1,956
Aquaculture color.gif 312
Groundwater Loadings/Withdrawals color.gif 270
Recreational Boating And Marinas color.gif 142
Commercial Harbor And Port Activities color.gif 52
Military Bases color.gif 20

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National Summary
Water Quality Attainment in Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

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All
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

41,666,049.0 Acres of Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Assessed 17,952,407
Unassessed 23,713,642
Total Acres 41,666,049







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Assessed
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

17,952,407.3 Acres of
Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Good 5,618,112
Threatened 137,199
Impaired 12,197,096
Total Acres Assessed 17,952,407

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National Summary
Designated Use Support in Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds*

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Aquatic Life Harvesting Aquatic Life Harvesting 10,185,577 24.1 1.1 74.8 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Fish, Shellfish, and Wildlife Protection and Propagation Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation 10,139,613 58.7 1.3 40.1 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Recreation Recreation 8,209,188 85.4 1.6 13.1 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Public Water Supply Public Water Supply 6,200,325 79.2 1.8 19.0 color.gifcolor.gifcolor.gif
Agricultural Agricultural 4,987,434 95.5 .0 4.5 color.gifcolor.gif
Industrial Industrial 3,319,894 99.9 .0 .1 color.gifcolor.gif
Hydropower Generation Other 2,437,053 87.0 .0 13.0 color.gifcolor.gif
Aesthetic Value Aesthetic Value 1,221,989 51.9 .0 48.1 color.gifcolor.gif

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National Summary
Causes of Impairment in Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

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Mercury color.gif 7,967,911
Nutrients color.gif 3,094,926
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 2,895,087
Turbidity color.gif 1,449,838
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 1,413,087
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 976,140
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 908,747
Algal Growth color.gif 891,727
Nuisance Exotic Species color.gif 752,707
Sediment color.gif 695,926
Fish Consumption Advisory color.gif 539,504
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 459,331
Habitat Alterations color.gif 319,844
Pathogens color.gif 312,745
Pesticides color.gif 258,953
Temperature color.gif 230,659
Ammonia color.gif 208,824
Other Cause color.gif 196,427
Flow Alteration(s) color.gif 189,938
Taste, Color and Odor color.gif 162,678
Dioxins color.gif 109,289
Nuisance Native Species color.gif 100,137
Noxious Aquatic Plants color.gif 79,762
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 57,780
Cause Unknown color.gif 39,017
Biotoxins color.gif 17,628
Total Toxics color.gif 12,834
Toxic Organics color.gif 10,044
Cause Unknown - Fish Kills color.gif 9,391
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 6,170
Trash color.gif 4,600
Chlorine color.gif 3,208
Oil and Grease color.gif 1,331
Radiation color.gif 48

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National Summary
Probable Sources of Impairments in Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

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Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 4,772,753
Unknown color.gif 3,078,129
Agriculture color.gif 992,364
Other color.gif 809,580
Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 769,144
Natural/Wildlife color.gif 764,112
Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 644,093
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 621,745
Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 619,131
Hydromodification color.gif 590,305
Resource Extraction color.gif 430,487
Construction color.gif 246,952
Industrial color.gif 241,431
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 191,928
Spills/Dumping color.gif 184,388
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 112,208
Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 76,475
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 55,222
Recreational Boating And Marinas color.gif 34,724
Aquaculture color.gif 4,620
Military Bases color.gif 2,639
Groundwater Loadings/Withdrawals color.gif 438

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National Summary
Water Quality Attainment in Assessed Bays and Estuaries

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All
Bays and Estuaries

87,790.6 Square Miles of Bays and Estuaries

Assessed 33,441
Unassessed 54,350
Total Square Miles 87,791







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Assessed
Bays and Estuaries

33,440.9 Square Miles of
Assessed Bays and Estuaries

Good 7,321
Threatened 0
Impaired 26,120
Total Square Miles Assessed 33,441

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National Summary
Designated Use Support in Assessed Bays and Estuaries*

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

Description of this table
% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Aquatic Life Harvesting Aquatic Life Harvesting 24,216 16.4 .0 83.6 color.gifcolor.gif
Fish, Shellfish, and Wildlife Protection and Propagation Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation 20,341 40.2 .0 59.8 color.gifcolor.gif
Recreation Recreation 14,808 69.7 .0 30.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Agricultural Agricultural 3,788 96.7 .0 3.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Industrial Industrial 3,225 100.0 .0 .0 color.gifcolor.gif
Hydropower Generation Other 3,168 100.0 .0 .0 color.gifcolor.gif
Public Water Supply Public Water Supply 189 90.2 .0 9.8 color.gifcolor.gif
Aesthetic Value Aesthetic Value 67 76.6 .0 23.4 color.gifcolor.gif

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National Summary
Causes of Impairment in Assessed Bays and Estuaries

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Mercury color.gif 14,139
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 7,607
Pathogens color.gif 6,878
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 5,425
Dioxins color.gif 4,351
Other Cause color.gif 3,431
Fish Consumption Advisory color.gif 3,084
Noxious Aquatic Plants color.gif 1,855
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 1,846
Pesticides color.gif 1,807
Algal Growth color.gif 1,637
Nutrients color.gif 1,267
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 1,177
Nuisance Exotic Species color.gif 763
Toxic Organics color.gif 718
Trash color.gif 436
Turbidity color.gif 370
Total Toxics color.gif 333
Sediment color.gif 224
Temperature color.gif 165
Oil and Grease color.gif 101
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 80
Ammonia color.gif 49
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 44
Cause Unknown color.gif 34
Taste, Color and Odor color.gif 7
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 6
Chlorine color.gif 5
Nuisance Native Species color.gif 4
Flow Alteration(s) color.gif 3
Habitat Alterations color.gif 2

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Probable Sources of Impairments in Assessed Bays and Estuaries

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Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 8,372
Unknown color.gif 5,781
Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 5,540
Other color.gif 4,465
Industrial color.gif 4,316
Natural/Wildlife color.gif 3,523
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 3,172
Spills/Dumping color.gif 3,162
Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 2,593
Agriculture color.gif 2,583
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 2,201
Hydromodification color.gif 2,065
Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 1,563
Recreational Boating And Marinas color.gif 794
Resource Extraction color.gif 780
Commercial Harbor And Port Activities color.gif 495
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 84
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 10
Construction color.gif 4
Land Application/Waste Sites color.gif 1
Groundwater Loadings/Withdrawals color.gif 0
Aquaculture color.gif 0
Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 0

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National Summary
Water Quality Attainment in Assessed Coastal Shoreline

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All
Coastal Shoreline

58,618.0 Miles of Coastal Shoreline

Assessed 8,147
Unassessed 50,471
Total Miles 58,618







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Assessed
Coastal Shoreline

8,146.8 Miles of
Assessed Coastal Shoreline

Good 943
Threatened 0
Impaired 7,204
Total Miles Assessed 8,147

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National Summary
Designated Use Support in Assessed Coastal Shoreline*

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Aquatic Life Harvesting Aquatic Life Harvesting 7,101 6.3 .0 93.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Recreation Recreation 1,650 80.0 .0 20.0 color.gifcolor.gif
Fish, Shellfish, and Wildlife Protection and Propagation Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation 795 46.8 .0 53.2 color.gifcolor.gif
Aesthetic Value Aesthetic Value 235 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Industrial Industrial 30 83.3 .0 16.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Hydropower Generation Other 5 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif

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National Summary
Causes of Impairment in Assessed Coastal Shoreline

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Mercury color.gif 6,461
Pathogens color.gif 1,026
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 450
Turbidity color.gif 210
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 138
Nutrients color.gif 131
Algal Growth color.gif 94
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 70
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 60
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 50
Temperature color.gif 50
Pesticides color.gif 36
Ammonia color.gif 25
Oil and Grease color.gif 13
Sediment color.gif 5

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National Summary
Probable Sources of Impairments in Assessed Coastal Shoreline

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Unknown color.gif 487
Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 388
Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 351
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 281
Hydromodification color.gif 143
Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 122
Agriculture color.gif 116
Industrial color.gif 90
Recreational Boating And Marinas color.gif 65
Spills/Dumping color.gif 13
Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 8
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 7
Aquaculture color.gif 5
Natural/Wildlife color.gif 1
Resource Extraction color.gif 0
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 0

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National Summary
Water Quality Attainment in Assessed Ocean and Near Coastal

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All
Ocean and Near Coastal

54,120.0 Square Miles of Ocean and Near Coastal

Assessed 1,677
Unassessed 52,443
Total Square Miles 54,120







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Assessed
Ocean and Near Coastal

1,677.4 Square Miles of
Assessed Ocean and Near Coastal

Good 618
Threatened 0
Impaired 1,059
Total Square Miles Assessed 1,677

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National Summary
Designated Use Support in Assessed Ocean and Near Coastal*

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Recreation Recreation 1,129 97.1 .0 2.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Fish, Shellfish, and Wildlife Protection and Propagation Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation 919 40.5 .0 59.5 color.gifcolor.gif
Aquatic Life Harvesting Aquatic Life Harvesting 888 7.0 .0 93.0 color.gifcolor.gif
Hydropower Generation Other 376 46.7 .0 53.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Agricultural Agricultural 201 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif

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National Summary
Causes of Impairment in Assessed Ocean and Near Coastal

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Mercury color.gif 796
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 579
Pesticides color.gif 567
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 531
Pathogens color.gif 81
Nuisance Exotic Species color.gif 35
Total Toxics color.gif 29
Turbidity color.gif 24
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 15
Toxic Organics color.gif 14
Habitat Alterations color.gif 10
Dioxins color.gif 9
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 7
Nutrients color.gif 7
Temperature color.gif 1
Ammonia color.gif 1

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Probable Sources of Impairments in Assessed Ocean and Near Coastal

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Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 777
Unknown color.gif 604
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 453
Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 114
Recreational Boating And Marinas color.gif 8
Hydromodification color.gif 7
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 5
Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 4
Construction color.gif 4
Industrial color.gif 4
Spills/Dumping color.gif 2
Natural/Wildlife color.gif 1
Commercial Harbor And Port Activities color.gif 0

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National Summary
Water Quality Attainment in Assessed Wetlands

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All
Wetlands

107,700,000.0 Acres of Wetlands

Assessed 1,114,001
Unassessed 106,585,999
Total Acres 107,700,000







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Assessed
Wetlands

1,114,001.1 Acres of
Assessed Wetlands

Good 573,947
Threatened 0
Impaired 540,055
Total Acres Assessed 1,114,001

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Designated Use Support in Assessed Wetlands*

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Fish, Shellfish, and Wildlife Protection and Propagation Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation 1,102,027 57.9 .0 42.1 color.gifcolor.gif
Recreation Recreation 1,044,120 92.9 .0 7.1 color.gifcolor.gif
Public Water Supply Public Water Supply 480,401 100.0 .0 .0 color.gifcolor.gif
Aquatic Life Harvesting Aquatic Life Harvesting 121,430 .7 .0 99.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Agricultural Agricultural 44,987 37.6 .0 62.4 color.gifcolor.gif
Industrial Industrial 19,032 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Hydropower Generation Other 2,282 31.5 .0 68.5 color.gifcolor.gif

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Causes of Impairment in Assessed Wetlands

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Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 396,167
Mercury color.gif 246,160
Pathogens color.gif 72,349
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 28,053
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 26,248
Temperature color.gif 14,900
Sediment color.gif 10,786
Turbidity color.gif 5,478
Algal Growth color.gif 4,631
Flow Alteration(s) color.gif 4,037
Nuisance Exotic Species color.gif 2,104
Habitat Alterations color.gif 1,754
Nutrients color.gif 1,720
Cause Unknown - Fish Kills color.gif 1,034
Cause Unknown color.gif 1,000
Fish Consumption Advisory color.gif 1,000
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 973
Noxious Aquatic Plants color.gif 940
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 838
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 707
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 299
Trash color.gif 0
Toxic Organics color.gif 0
Pesticides color.gif 0
Ammonia color.gif 0
Total Toxics color.gif 0

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Probable Sources of Impairments in Assessed Wetlands

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Unknown color.gif 333,053
Agriculture color.gif 201,776
Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 200,741
Industrial color.gif 195,980
Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 72,341
Recreational Boating And Marinas color.gif 72,320
Resource Extraction color.gif 32,215
Natural/Wildlife color.gif 8,332
Hydromodification color.gif 6,870
Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 1,098
Construction color.gif 1,000
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 680
Other color.gif 237
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 104

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National Summary
Water Quality Attainment in Assessed Great Lakes Shoreline

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All
Great Lakes Shoreline

5,202.2 Miles of Great Lakes Shoreline

Assessed 4,431
Unassessed 772
Total Miles 5,202







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Assessed
Great Lakes Shoreline

4,430.5 Miles of
Assessed Great Lakes Shoreline

Good 78
Threatened 0
Impaired 4,353
Total Miles Assessed 4,431

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National Summary
Designated Use Support in Assessed Great Lakes Shoreline*

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

Description of this table
% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Aquatic Life Harvesting Aquatic Life Harvesting 4,064 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Agricultural Agricultural 3,131 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Industrial Industrial 3,131 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Hydropower Generation Other 3,131 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Fish, Shellfish, and Wildlife Protection and Propagation Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation 865 33.1 .0 66.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Recreation Recreation 816 32.2 .0 67.8 color.gifcolor.gif
Public Water Supply Public Water Supply 336 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif

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Causes of Impairment in Assessed Great Lakes Shoreline

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 4,064
Dioxins color.gif 3,471
Pesticides color.gif 2,483
Mercury color.gif 2,194
Pathogens color.gif 621
Nutrients color.gif 380
Sediment color.gif 319
Nuisance Exotic Species color.gif 307
Fish Consumption Advisory color.gif 285
Flow Alteration(s) color.gif 202
Algal Growth color.gif 191
Habitat Alterations color.gif 170
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 138
Other Cause color.gif 19
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 5
Trash color.gif 3

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Probable Sources of Impairments in Assessed Great Lakes Shoreline

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Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 3,411
Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 867
Agriculture color.gif 620
Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 305
Hydromodification color.gif 231
Unknown color.gif 144
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 99
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 90
Industrial color.gif 72
Spills/Dumping color.gif 18
Construction color.gif 18
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 11
Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 6
Natural/Wildlife color.gif 0

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National Summary
Water Quality Attainment in Assessed Great Lakes Open Water

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All
Great Lakes Open Water

60,546.0 Square Miles of Great Lakes Open Water

Assessed 53,332
Unassessed 7,214
Total Square Miles 60,546







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Assessed
Great Lakes Open Water

53,331.6 Square Miles of
Assessed Great Lakes Open Water

Good 62
Threatened 0
Impaired 53,270
Total Square Miles Assessed 53,332

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Designated Use Support in Assessed Great Lakes Open Water*

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

Description of this table
% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Aquatic Life Harvesting Aquatic Life Harvesting 39,184 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Agricultural Agricultural 39,031 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Industrial Industrial 39,031 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Hydropower Generation Other 39,031 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Fish, Shellfish, and Wildlife Protection and Propagation Fish, Shellfish, And Wildlife Protection And Propagation 14,300 1.5 .0 98.5 color.gifcolor.gif
Public Water Supply Public Water Supply 151 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Recreation Recreation 151 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif

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National Summary
Causes of Impairment in Assessed Great Lakes Open Water

Description of this table
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 39,183
Dioxins color.gif 38,862
Mercury color.gif 29,968
Pesticides color.gif 29,661
Fish Consumption Advisory color.gif 14,087
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 13,867
Total Toxics color.gif 192
Nuisance Exotic Species color.gif 25

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Probable Sources of Impairments in Assessed Great Lakes Open Water

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Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 53,270
Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 13,991
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 13,867
Agriculture color.gif 4,373
Unknown color.gif 310
Other color.gif 25

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National Causes of Impairment


Description of this table
NOTE: Click on a cause of impairment (e.g. algal growth) to see the specific state-reported causes that are grouped to make up this category. See also Pollution categories summary document (PDF) (20 pp, 557K, About PDF) for brief, non-technical descriptions of general cause categories.
Size of Assessed Waters with Listed Causes of Impairment
Algal Growth 6,007 891,727 1,637 94   4,631 191  
Ammonia 12,127 208,824 49 25 1 0    
Biotoxins 2,150 17,628            
Cause Unknown 38,116 39,017 34     1,000    
Cause Unknown - Fish Kills 678 9,391       1,034    
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota 38,514 57,780 1,177 70   973    
Chlorine 747 3,208 5          
Dioxins 4,598 109,289 4,351   9   3,471 38,862
Fish Consumption Advisory 9,916 539,504 3,084     1,000 285 14,087
Flow Alteration(s) 42,197 189,938 3     4,037 202  
Habitat Alterations 64,078 319,844 2   10 1,754 170  
Mercury 102,263 7,967,911 14,139 6,461 796 246,160 2,194 29,968
Metals (other than Mercury) 76,456 976,140 1,846 60 15 26,248    
Noxious Aquatic Plants 354 79,762 1,855     940    
Nuisance Exotic Species 1,448 752,707 763   35 2,104 307 25
Nuisance Native Species 127 100,137 4          
Nutrients 106,022 3,094,926 1,267 131 7 1,720 380  
Oil and Grease 3,084 1,331 101 13        
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion 88,105 1,413,087 5,425 450 579 396,167 138 13,867
Other Cause 12,064 196,427 3,431       19  
Pathogens 165,099 312,745 6,878 1,026 81 72,349 621  
Pesticides 19,032 258,953 1,807 36 567 0 2,483 29,661
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions 29,000 908,747 80 138 7 838    
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) 79,678 2,895,087 7,607 50 531 707 4,064 39,183
Radiation 665 48            
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates 34,145 459,331 44     299    
Sediment 119,285 695,926 224 5   10,786 319  
Taste, Color and Odor 854 162,678 7          
Temperature 69,249 230,659 165 50 1 14,900    
Total Toxics 10,717 12,834 333   29 0   192
Toxic Inorganics 7,635 6,170 6     28,053 5  
Toxic Organics 4,975 10,044 718   14 0    
Trash 1,415 4,600 436     0 3  
Turbidity 39,704 1,449,838 370 210 24 5,478    

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National Probable Sources Contributing to Impairments

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on a source of impairment (e.g. agriculture) to see the specific state-reported sources that are grouped to make up this category.
Size of Assessed Waters with Probable Sources of Impairments
Agriculture 130,627 992,364 2,583 116   201,776 620 4,373
Aquaculture 312 4,620 0 5        
Atmospheric Deposition 100,199 4,772,753 8,372 388 777 200,741 3,411 53,270
Commercial Harbor And Port Activities 52   495   0      
Construction 12,928 246,952 4   4 1,000 18  
Groundwater Loadings/Withdrawals 270 438 0          
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) 35,138 191,928 2,201       90  
Hydromodification 61,417 590,305 2,065 143 7 6,870 231  
Industrial 17,877 241,431 4,316 90 4 195,980 72  
Land Application/Waste Sites     1          
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks 9,406 55,222 84 7   680 11  
Legacy/Historical Pollutants 6,025 769,144 1,563 8     867 13,991
Military Bases 20 2,639            
Municipal Discharges/Sewage 57,946 644,093 5,540 351 114 72,341 305  
Natural/Wildlife 52,396 764,112 3,523 1 1 8,332 0  
Other 10,089 809,580 4,465     237   25
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) 1,956 112,208 10 0 5      
Recreational Boating And Marinas 142 34,724 794 65 8 72,320    
Resource Extraction 29,245 430,487 780 0   32,215    
Silviculture (Forestry) 19,627 76,475 0          
Spills/Dumping 3,321 184,388 3,162 13 2   18  
Unknown 101,381 3,078,129 5,781 487 604 333,053 144 310
Unspecified Nonpoint Source 48,393 619,131 2,593 122 4 1,098 6  
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater 60,418 621,745 3,172 281 453 104 99 13,867

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National Previously Impaired Waters Now Attaining All Uses

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NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of Waters Attaining" value for a detailed list of those waters now attaining all uses.
2002 color.gif 25 26
2003 color.gif 4 7
2004 color.gif 159 207
2005 color.gif 107 238
2006 color.gif 85 101
2007 color.gif 245 458
2008 color.gif 344 428
2009 color.gif 318 539
2010 color.gif 350 444
2011 color.gif 254 309
2012 color.gif 270 408
2013 color.gif 181 217
2014 color.gif 125 211

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Impaired Waters Listed By State

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Alabama color.gif 283
Alaska color.gif 35
American Samoa color.gif 45
Arizona color.gif 91
Arkansas color.gif 225
California color.gif 1,021
Colorado color.gif 244
Connecticut color.gif 461
Delaware color.gif 101
District Of Columbia color.gif 36
Florida color.gif 2,292
Georgia color.gif 242
Guam color.gif 47
Hawaii color.gif 299
Idaho color.gif 741
Illinois color.gif 1,057
Indiana color.gif 1,836
Iowa color.gif 480
Kansas color.gif 1,372
Kentucky color.gif 1,300
Louisiana color.gif 236
Maine color.gif 114
Maryland color.gif 184
Massachusetts color.gif 720
Michigan color.gif 2,352
Minnesota color.gif 1,144
Mississippi color.gif 229
Missouri color.gif 257
Montana color.gif 480
N. Mariana Islands color.gif 24
Nebraska color.gif 342
Nevada color.gif 215
New Hampshire color.gif 1,449
New Jersey color.gif 716
New Mexico color.gif 209
New York color.gif 1,543
North Carolina color.gif 1,130
North Dakota color.gif 201
Ohio color.gif 267
Oklahoma color.gif 657
Oregon color.gif 1,397
Pennsylvania color.gif 6,957
Puerto Rico color.gif 231
Rhode Island color.gif 120
South Carolina color.gif 961
South Dakota color.gif 155
Tennessee color.gif 1,012
Texas color.gif 719
Utah color.gif 156
Vermont color.gif 104
Virgin Islands color.gif 87
Virginia color.gif 1,523
Washington color.gif 2,420
West Virginia color.gif 1,097
Wisconsin color.gif 593
Wyoming color.gif 107

Total: 42,316 impaired waters


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National Cumulative TMDLs by Pollutant

This chart includes TMDLs since October 1, 1995.

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the underlined "Pollutant Group" value to see a detailed list of pollutants. Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs" value to see a listing of those TMDLs for the pollutant Group.
Number of Causes of
Impairment Addressed
Mercury color.gif 21,545 21,575
Pathogens color.gif 12,886 13,187
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 9,539 9,730
Nutrients color.gif 5,927 7,143
Sediment color.gif 3,904 4,548
Temperature color.gif 2,291 2,301
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 2,140 2,264
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 1,943 2,003
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 1,709 1,767
Turbidity color.gif 1,563 1,788
Pesticides color.gif 1,218 1,318
Ammonia color.gif 1,114 1,178
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 494 513
Chlorine color.gif 335 341
Other Cause color.gif 268 323
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 205 205
Toxic Organics color.gif 158 199
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 128 132
Total Toxics color.gif 110 120
Algal Growth color.gif 89 97
Habitat Alterations color.gif 83 84
Trash color.gif 74 74
Dioxins color.gif 27 28
Noxious Aquatic Plants color.gif 21 22
Radiation color.gif 19 22
Oil and Grease color.gif 14 14
Cause Unknown color.gif 7 7
Nuisance Exotic Species color.gif 3 6
Fish Consumption Advisory color.gif 2 2

Total: 67,816 TMDLs; 70,991 Causes of Impairment Addressed

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Approved TMDLs By State

This chart includes TMDLs since October 1, 1995.

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the state name to see a state report. Click on the Number of TMDLs to see a detailed list of the TMDLs.
Alabama color.gif 303
Alaska color.gif 58
American Samoa color.gif 2
Arizona color.gif 88
Arkansas color.gif 318
California color.gif 1,810
Colorado color.gif 1,005
Connecticut color.gif 396
Delaware color.gif 579
District Of Columbia color.gif 379
Florida color.gif 2,246
Georgia color.gif 1,700
Guam color.gif 18
Hawaii color.gif 65
Idaho color.gif 2,145
Illinois color.gif 429
Indiana color.gif 1,214
Iowa color.gif 205
Kansas color.gif 3,217
Kentucky color.gif 329
Louisiana color.gif 750
Maine color.gif 341
Maryland color.gif 825
Massachusetts color.gif 601
Michigan color.gif 238
Minnesota color.gif 1,674
Mississippi color.gif 1,440
Missouri color.gif 288
Montana color.gif 1,381
Nebraska color.gif 143
Nevada color.gif 67
New Hampshire color.gif 6,052
New Jersey color.gif 616
New Mexico color.gif 334
New York color.gif 717
North Carolina color.gif 13,443
North Dakota color.gif 136
Ohio color.gif 1,761
Oklahoma color.gif 704
Oregon color.gif 1,241
Pennsylvania color.gif 7,152
Puerto Rico color.gif 321
Rhode Island color.gif 217
South Carolina color.gif 521
South Dakota color.gif 329
Tennessee color.gif 1,259
Texas color.gif 253
Utah color.gif 319
Vermont color.gif 119
Virgin Islands color.gif 66
Virginia color.gif 1,463
Washington color.gif 1,486
West Virginia color.gif 4,420
Wisconsin color.gif 247
Wyoming color.gif 386

Total: 67,816 TMDLs


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National Cumulative Number of TMDLs

EPA Fiscal Year starts October 1 and ends September 30.


Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs Completed" value for a detailed list of the TMDLs for the fiscal year.
1996 color.gif 135 136
1997 color.gif 337 351
1998 color.gif 402 408
1999 color.gif 330 373
2000 color.gif 1,555 1,580
2001 color.gif 2,580 2,616
2002 color.gif 2,743 2,823
2003 color.gif 2,999 3,272
2004 color.gif 3,378 3,636
2005 color.gif 4,319 4,634
2006 color.gif 4,213 4,565
2007 color.gif 4,321 4,651
2008 color.gif 9,264 9,546
2009 color.gif 4,399 4,623
2010 color.gif 2,572 2,708
2011 color.gif 2,830 3,113
2012 color.gif 2,883 3,151
2013 color.gif 15,534 15,624
2014 color.gif 2,985 3,144
2015 color.gif 37 37

Total: 67,816 TMDLs; 70,991 Causes of Impairment Addressed

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Status of Available Data Used in This Report

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Alabama 2012 2012
Alaska 2010 2010
American Samoa 2012 2012
Arizona 2010 2010
Arkansas 2008 2008
California 2010 2010
Colorado 2010 2010
Connecticut 2012 2012
Delaware 2006 2006
District Of Columbia 2012 2012
Florida 2010 2010
Georgia 2012 2012
Guam 2010 2010
Hawaii 2010 2010
Idaho 2012 2012
Illinois 2010 2006
Indiana 2010 2008
Iowa 2012 2012
Kansas 2014 2014
Kentucky 2010 2010
Louisiana 2012 2012
Maine 2010 2010
Maryland 2002 2010
Massachusetts 2012 2012
Michigan 2010 2008
Minnesota 2010 2008
Mississippi 2012 2012
Missouri 2012 2012
Montana 2014 2014
N. Mariana Islands 2010 2010
Nebraska 2014 2014
Nevada 2010 2010
New Hampshire 2010 2010
New Jersey 2010 2010
New Mexico 2012 2012
New York 2012 2012
North Carolina 2012 2012
North Dakota 2012 2012
Ohio 2010 2008
Oklahoma 2012 2012
Oregon 2006 2006
Pennsylvania 2006 2004
Puerto Rico 2012 2012
Rhode Island 2012 2012
South Carolina 2010 2010
South Dakota 2012 2012
Tennessee 2012 2012
Texas 2010 2010
Utah 2010 2010
Vermont 2012 2012
Virgin Islands 2012 2012
Virginia 2010 2010
Washington 2008 2008
West Virginia 2010 2010
Wisconsin 2006 2006
Wyoming 2012 2012


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