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Main Title Atlas of America's polluted waters.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Publisher Assessment and Watershed Protection Division, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/840-B-00-002; EPA 840-B-002
Stock Number PB2001-103596
OCLC Number 44569805
Subjects Water--Pollution--United States--Maps.
Additional Subjects Water quality standards ; Water pollution ; Atlases ; Rivers ; Streams ; Charts(Graphs) ; Lakes ; States(United States) ; Maps ; Total maximum daily load ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Clean Water Act
Internet Access
Description Access URL"; target="_blank
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA 840-B-00-002 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/18/2015
EIAD  EPA 840-B-002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 11/28/2003
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 840-B-00-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/20/2011
EJBD  EPA 840-B-00-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/30/2013
EJER  TD428.A85 2000 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/06/2000
EKCD  EPA/840-B-00-002 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 12/12/2018
ELAD  EPA 840-B-00-002 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 12/21/2009
ELBD  EPA 840-B-00-002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/25/2000
ELDM  TD223.A85 2000 2 copies CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 07/15/2000
ERAD  EPA 840/B-00-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/08/2011
ESAD  EPA 840-B-00-002 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/06/2016
NTIS  PB2001-103596 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 atlas (53 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 x 28 cm.
The maps in this atlas depit the waters within each state that do not meet state water quality standards. States listed these waters in their most recent submission to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), generally in 1998, as required by section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. This provision of the Clean Water Act requires a 'Total Maximum Daily Load' or TMDL for each listed water. There are more than 20,000 such waters identified nationally, comprising more than 300,000 miles of rivers and streams and more than 5 million acres of lakes. The over-whelming majority of American's live within ten miles of a polluted waterbody. Each state map includes a bar chart of the combined number of miles of streams, rivers, and coastal shoreline or acres of lakes, estuaries and wetlands that do not meet state standards, and the pollutant that is causing the impairment. The pollutants most frequently identified as causing water pollution include sediments, excess nutrients, and harmful pathogens. Toxics, including metals, mercury and pesticides, also contribute to these impairments.
Shows streams, rivers, coastal shorelines, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands that do not meet state water quality standards. "May 2000." "EPA-840-B-00-002. Also available via Internet from the EPA web site. Address as of 7/26/00:; current access is available via PURL.