United States
                      Environmental Protection
                      Agency
Region I
J.F. Kennedy Federal Building
Boston, MA 02203
&EPA
                              CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM
                                  AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND
                                    September,  1981
                        (Water  quality problem areas not projected
                        to meet fishable-swimmable goals of the
                        Clean Water Act by 1983 even with the con-
                        trol of all point source discharges.)

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         CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM
              AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                September, 1981

   (Water quality problem areas not projected
   to meet fishable-swimmable goals of the
   Clean Water Act by 1983 even with the con-
   trol of all point source discharges.)
COMPILED BY;  Water Quality Branch, EPA Region I
                     in cooperation with:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection

New Hampshire Water Supply & Pollution Control

Vermont Agency of Environmental Conservation

Massachusetts Division of Water Pollution Control

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection

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                        CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM
                             AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND
Background

The following tables list the "Critical Water Quality Problem areas in New
England".  Critical water quality areas are defined as those areas that are
not likely to meet the fishable-swimmable goals of the Clean Water Act by
1983 even with the achievement of current permit limitations at all municipal
and industrial point sources.

Critical areas are, therefore, those water areas with such severe pollution
loading and/or minimal assimilative capacity that fishable-swimmable water
quality standards violations will result even after all point sources are
under control.  The conditions that may cause a water area to be classified
as a "critical water quality problem area", either singly, but usually in
combination, are listed below:

          1.  Combined sewer overflows;
          2.  Low flow conditions either naturally occurring or caused
              by impoundments;
          3.  Bottom sediments and sludge deposits;
          4.  Exceedingly large municipal and/or industrial discharge
              loadings;
          5.  Toxic substances; and
          6.  Nonpoint source loadings (agricultural, urban runoff,
              etc.).

The listing of critical areas and the accompanying map are intended to help
focus local, State, and Federal attention and efforts on these particular com-
plex water quality problem areas.  These listings will be useful in surfacing
the tough policy decisions and initiating the negotiations required to solve
these critical problems.

The critical areas listings were compiled using the 305(b) Water Quality Inven-
tories and 303(e) Basin Plans prepared by the States as well as information
available to EPA staff.  This listing has been prepared using the best informa-
tion available to date and will be revised as additional information is
developed.

Although the eutrophication of lakes and impoundments is recognized as a critical
water quality problem, specific bodies of water currently demonstrating intense
eutropication are not included in the listing.  The reasoning behind their
exclusion is that all lakes and impoundments represent fragile systems which
should receive special attention and consideration in terms of water quality pro-
tection and management whether or not they are currently demonstrating eutrophic
signs.

The amount of information currently available on toxic substances, their concen-
tration and location, in New England's waters is extremely limited at this time.
Therefore, the listing presents a limited insight into these waters impacted by
toxic substances.

The listings have been reviewed by State water pollution control agency staffs.
Nevertheless, the listings are intended as a guide subject to further refinement
and discussion as additional information is made available.
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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of MAINE
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of water Problems
Sebasticook River
East Branch Sebasti-
cook
Presumpscot River
Presumpscot River

Fore River - Portland
Harbor

Spurwink River

Saco River

Penobscot River
Hartland Municipal
Outfall to conflu-
ence with Kennebec
River

Dexter to conflu-
ence with Sebasti-
cook River
SD Warren Outfall in
Westbrook to head of
tide in Falmouth
Gorham

Portland


Cape Elizabeth

Biddeford

From confluence of
Millinocket Stream
to Weidon Dam
     40
     14
      1

      1


      3.3

      3

     17
                                                                 Dissolved oxygen,
                                                                 solids, chromium
Dissolved oxygen,
color, solids,
nutrients
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  fecal coliform,
                  solids
Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids


Coliform

Coliform, solids

Dissolved oxygen,
solids
Joint Municipal and Industrial
Discharge:  Irving Tanning,
            Hartland
Low Flow

Municipal Discharges:  Dexter,
            Corrina, Newport
Industrial Discharges:  East-
                   land Woolen
Combined Sewers:  Dexter,
            Corrina, Newport

Municipal Discharges:  West-
            brook
Industrial Discharges: S.D.
         Warren Paper Mill
Combined Sewers:  Westbrook
Low Flow (flow regulation)
Benthic Demand

Combined Sewers:  Gorham

Combined Sewers:  Portland
Municipal Discharge

Combined Sewers:  Biddeford

Municipal Discharges:  Milli-
            nocket, East Mil-
            linocket, Medway
Industrial Discharges:  Great
Northern Paper

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of MAINE
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Penobscot River
Penobscot River
Penobscot River
Penobscot River
St. John River
Aroostook River
Brewer, Bangor


Old Town, Milford


Howland

Lincoln

From Eraser Paper
outfall near Mada-
waska to U.S.
Canadian Border
From Presque Isle
Stream to U.S.-
Canadian Border
Fort Fairfield
      1

      1

     35
     28
Coliform, solids


Coliform, solids


Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Dissolved oxygen,
solids, coliform
Dissolved oxygen,
coliform
Combined Sewers:  Brewer,
            Bangor

Combined Sewers:  Old Town,
            Milford

Combined Sewers:  Howland

Combined Sewers:  Lincoln

Municipal Discharges:  Van
            Buren, Madawaska
Industrial Discharges:  Eraser
            Paper (Canadian
            discharge)
Combined Sewers:  Madawaska,
             Van Buren, Fort
             Kent

Municipal Discharges:  Presque
            Isle, Fort Fair-
            field Utility
            District, Caribou
Combined Sewers:  Fort Fair-
            field, Presque
            Isle

Industrial Discharges:  Potato
            Services Inc.
            Colby Co-op.

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN  NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of MAINE
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of water Problems
Aroostook River

Meduxnekeag River

Piscataquis River

St. Croix River

St. Croix River
Togus Stream

Kennebec River

Kennebec River
Kennebec River


Kennebec River

Kennebec River
Washburn

Houlton

Dover-Foxcroft

Danforth

From Georgia Pacific
outfall in Woodland
to tidewater in
Calais
Augusta

Bath

From Augusta to
Richmond
Waterville to
Winslow

Skowhegan

Winthrop, tributary
lakes
      1

      1

      1

      1

     10
      6

      1

     15
Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Dissolved oxygen,
coliform, solids
Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids
                  Coliform, solids


                  Coliform, solids

                  Coliform, solids
Combined Sewers:  Washburn

Combined Sewers:  Houlton

Combined Sewers:  Dover-
            Foxcroft
Combined Sewers:  Danforth

Municipal Discharges:  Bailey-
            ville, Calais
Industrial Discharges:  Georgia
            Pacific
Combined Sewers:  Calais,
            Baileyville

Veteran's Hospital

Combined Sewers:  Bath

Combined Sewers:  Augusta,
      Hallowell, Farmingdale,
       Gardiner, S. Gardiner,
       Randolph, Richmond

Combined Sewers:  Winslow,
       Waterville

Combined Sewers:  Skowhegan

Combined Sewers:  Winthrop

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of MAINE
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Little Androscoggin
From South Paris to
Oxford
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  heavy metals,
                  fecal coliform
                   Industrial Discharges:  A.C.
                               Lawrence, A.L.
                               Stewart
                   Municipal Discharges:  Paris,
                               S. Paris, Norway
                                                                                    Combined Sewers:
                                                                                    Low Flow
                                                                              Paris, Norway
Little Androscoggin
River

Androscoggin River
Mechanic Falls
Rumford to head
of tide (Brunswick)
     90
                  Coliform, solids
Coliform, solids
St. George River
Thomaston
                  Coliform, solids
Combined Sewers:  Mechanic
            Falls

Industrial Discharges:  Rum-
            ford, Mexico, Dix-
            field, Livermore
            Falls
Municipal Discharges:  Rum-
            ford, Mexico, Dix-
            field, Livermore
            Falls
Combined Sewers:  Rumford,
            Mexico, Dixfield,
            Livermore Falls
            Lewiston, Auburn

Combined Sewers:  Thomaston

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of MAINE
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of water Problems
Machias River

Carabassett River

Fish Stream

Mousam River
Goosefare Brook
West Stream


Messalonskee River

Mattawamkeag River

Pleasant River

Castine Harbor

Camden Tidewater

Rockland Harbor
Machias

Kingfield

Patten

From outfall of the
Sanford Sewage Dis-
trict to the tide-
water

From the outfall at
Maremont Corp. in
Saco to the tidewater


North Berwick


Oakland

Island Falls

Brownville

Castine

Camden

Rockland
      1

      1

      1

     12
      2.5
Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Dissolved oxygen,
nutrients, coli-
form


Metals
                  Metals


                  Coliform,

                  Coliform,

                  Coliform,

                  Coliform,

                  Coliform,

                  Coliform,
          solids

          solids

          solids

          solids

          solids

          solids
Combined Sewers:  Machias

Combined Sewers:  Kingfield

Combined Sewers:  Patten

Municipal Discharges:  Sanford
Combined Sewers:  Sanford
Impoundments
Low Flow

Industrial Discharges:  Mare-
            mont Corp.
Low Flow
Sediments

Pratt and Whitney - low flows,
            metals

Combined Sewers:  Oakland

Combined Sewers:  Island Falls

Combined Sewers:  Brownville

Combined Sewers:  Castine

Combined Sewers:  Camden

Combined Sewers:  Rockland

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                                       CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                         State of MAINE
         Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
        Boothbay Harbor

        Bar Harbor - Coastal
                    Waters

        Narraguagus River

        Piscataqua River
oo
Boothbay

Bar Harbor


Milbridge

Kittery
      1

      1


      1

      1
Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids


Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids
Combined Sewers:  Boothbay

Combined Sewers:  Bar Harbor


Combined Sewers:  Milbridge

Combined Sewers:  Kittery

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of CONNECTICUT
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Connecticut River
Quinnipiac River
Park River
Thames River
Bridgeport Harbor
From CT-MA line to
East Haddam (Hart-
ford & Middletown)
From Mouth of Quin-
nipiac to shellfish
line New Haven Harbor
From West Hartford
to Connecticut River
From Yantic and
Shetucket River in
Norwich to Montville
From point of entry
of tributary stream
to shellfish closure
lines
      54
High coliform
bacteria, solids
      6.0
Dissolved oxygen,
high coliform,
solids, metals,
organic chemicals
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  oil,  grease,
                  solids,  metals
      N/A
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  coliform, solids
Coliform, solids,
sediments, nutri-
ents
Combined Sewers:
CT:  Hartford, Enfield, Middle-
     town
MA:  Springfield, Chicopee,
     Hadley, Holyoke, Northamp-
     ton, West Springfield
Urban Runoff

Combined Sewers:  New Haven
Municipal Discharges:  New
            Haven and upstream
            STP1 s
Urban Runoff
Industrial Discharges

Combined Sewers:  West Hart-
            ford, Hartford
Bottom Sediments
Nonpoint Sources:  Urban Run-
            off
Low Flow
Industrial Discharges

Combined Sewers:  Norwich,
            Griswold (Jewett
            City)
Urban Runoff
Combined Sewers:
Urban Runoff
Bridgeport

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of CONNECTICUT
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Norwalk Harbor
Housatonic River
Housatonic River
French River
Quinebaug River
Mill River
From point of entry
of tributary streams
to shellfish closure
lines

From confluence with
Naugatuck River to
Parkway Bridge
From MA state line to
dam forming Lake Zoar
From MA state line to
to confluence with
Quinebaug River
From MA state line to
confluence with Five
Mile River

From Lake Whitney Dam
to mouth at Fairfield
      N/A
Coliform, solids,
sediments, dis-
solved oxygen,
metals

Coliform
      51
Toxics (PCBs),
nutrients, algal
blooms
      16
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  solids, coliform,
                  nutrients, metals
Dissolved oxygen,
solids, coliform
                  Metals,  dissolved
                  oxygen,  solids,
                  nutrients
Combined Sewers:
Urban Runoff
Norwalk
Combined Sewers:  Derby, Shel-
            ton
Municipal and Industrial Dis-
charges:  Ansonia, Derby, Shel-
            ton, Milford,
            Stratford
Urban Runoff

Bottom Sediments (PCBs)
Municipal Discharges:  Pitts-
            field, Danbury,
            Bethel
Nonpoint Sources
Hydropower Influences

Discharges in MA
Low Stream Flow
Bottom Sediments
Impoundments

Discharges in MA
Nonpoint Source (land fill)
Bottom Sediments

Contaminated Sediments
Combined Sewers
Urban Runoff

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of CONNECTICUT
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  causes of water Problems
1
Naugatuck River
Pequonnock River
From Steele Brook in
Waterbury to the
mouth at Ansonia
From Pond outlet to
mouth
      20
Dissolved oxygen,
coliform, toxics,
metals
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  solids, metals
Municipal and Industrial Dis-
charges:  Thomaston, Watertown,
            Waterbury, Nauga-
            tuck, Ansonia,
            Derby
Bottom Sediments
Combined Sewers:  Waterbury,
            Derby, Ansonia

Combined Sewers
Urban Runoff

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of NEW HAMPSHIRE
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  causes of water Problems
Merrimack River
Nashua River
Merrimack River
Ashuelot River
Androscoggin River*
Amoskeag Dam to Cohas
Brook in Manchester

Nashua, NH to con-
fluence with Merri-
mack

Nashua River to state
line
Winchester, NH to
Connecticut River
Berlin, NH to Maine
border
      5.5
      10
      16
Suspended solids,
coliform

Suspended solids,
dissolved oxygen
Suspended solids,
dissolved oxygen,
coliform

Suspended solids,
dissolved oxygen,
coliform
Suspended solids,
dissolved oxygen,
coliform
Combined Sewers:  Manchester
Impoundments

Massachusetts Bottom Sediments
Impoundments
                                     Impact of Nashua River
Municipal and Industrial Dis-
charges:  Winchester, Hinsdale
            (NPDES Permits
            written for Class
            C)
Low Flow

Industrial Discharges:  Berlin
            (NPDES Permits
            written for Class
            C)
*May be removed from list subject to future studies.

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of RHODE ISLAND
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Blackstone River
Clear River and
Branch River
Moshassuck River
West River (Geneva
Brook)
North Branch Pawtuxet
River
South Branch Pawtuxet
River
From confluence with
Branch River to Main
Street Dam, Pawtuc-
ket
From the Burrillvil-le
discharge to Slater-
ville Reservoir

From Saylesville
to confluence with
Woonasquatucket River
Providence City line
to confluence with
Moshassuck River

From Rt. 116 bridge
to confluence with
South Branch
From South Main
Street bridge in
Coventry to conflu-
ence with North
Branch
      17
      2.6
      4.9
      2.0
      3.9
      7.0
Dissolved oxygen/
coliform
Coliform
Coliform, solids
Coliform, solids
Coliform
Dissolved oxygen,
coliform
Municipal Discharges:  Woon-
            socket STP
Industrial Discharges:  Woon-
            socket, Central
            Falls, Cumberland
Combined Sewer Overflows

Burrillville Municipal Dis-
charge
Low flow

Combined Sewer Overflows:
            Central Falls,
            Pawtucket, Provi-
            dence

Combined Sewer Overflows:  Pro-
            vidence
Industrial Discharge:  Falvey
            Linen
Urban Runoff
Low Flow

Industrial Discharges:  Coven-
            try, West Warwick,
            American Hoechst
Raw sewage discharge in Wash-
            ington and Anthony
Low Flow

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of RHODE ISLAND
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Pawtuxet River
Pocasset River
Mashapaug Brook
Woonasquatucket River
Pawcatuck River
Pawcatuck River
From confluence of
North and South
Branches to Provi-
dence River
From Prints Works
Pond to Pawtuxet
mainstem

From Mashapaug Pond
to Roger William Park
From Smithfield STP
outfall to Providence
River
From Kenyon Piece Dye
Works to Carolina
Mill Pond

From Bradford Dyeing
Association discharge
to Route 3 Bridge
     11.7
      3.1
      3.0
      8.0
      1.9
      4.4
Dissolved oxygen,
coliform
Coliform
Dissolved oxygen,
coliform
Coliform
Coliform
Coliform
Municipal Discharges:  Warwick,
            STP, Cranston STP,
            W. Warwick STP
Industrial Discharges:  Ciba-
            Geigy
Low Flow

Urban Runoff
Urban Runoff; drainage from
            zoo, Fa1staff Brew-
            ing Co.
Industrial Discharge:  Provi-
            dence
Low Flow

Municipal Discharge:  Smith-
            field
Combined Sewer Overflows:  Pro-
            vidence

Kenyon Piece Dye Works Dis-
            charge
Bradford Dyeing Association &
            Imperial Wallpaper
            Co. Discharges

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of RHODE' ISLAND
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Paweatuck River
Estuary & Pawcatuck
River
Seekonk River
Providence River
Ten Mile River
Mount Hope Bay
Narragansett Bay
Queen River
From White Rock Sec-
tion in Westerly to
Mouth at Rhodes
Point
            *
From Main Street Dam
in Pawtucket to Pro-
vidence River

From confluence of
Woonasquatucket and
Moshassuck River to
Upper Narragansett
Bay

From Mass, state line
to mouth

East portion of Mt.
Hope Bay bordering
Mass, state line
Localized pollution
in harbors and vicin-
ity of point sources
of pollution
From Ladd School STP
discharge to conflu-
ence with Queen's
Brook
      4.0
      4.8
     1740A
     1922A
      0.6
Coliform, solids
Dissolved oxygen,
coliform, solids
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  coliform, solids
Heavy metals,
dissolved oxygen

Dissolved oxygen,
coliform, oil,
and grease
Coliform, solids
Coliform
Municipal Discharges:  Westerly
            STP
Individual Discharges in Rhode
            Island

Combined Sewer Overflows:
            Blackstone Valley
            District Com. STP

Combined Sewer Overflows:  Pro
            vidence
Municipal Discharges:  Provi-
            dence STP, East
            Providence STP

Wastewater discharges in
            Massachusetts

Municipal and Industrial Dis-
            charges in Massa-
            chusetts
Combined Sewers:  Fall River

Municipal and Industrial Dis-
            charges, marinas,
            stormwater runoff
Combined Sewers:  Newport, Pro
            vidence

Institutional Discharge at
Ladd School

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State Of RHODE ISLAND
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Wood River
Ashaway River
From Wyoming Pond
Dam to U.S.G.S.
gaging station south
of Hope Valley

From Ashaway Road
Bridge to the conflu-
ence with the Pawca-
tuck River
      1.8
Coliform
      0.9
Coliform
Individual Sewage Discharges
in Hope Valley
Individual Sewage Discharges
            in Ashaway

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                               CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                 State of MASSACHUSETTS
 Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
Blackstone River
Boston Harbor
 Mystic River
 Charles River
Charles River
Chicopee River
Connecticut River
Hop Brook (Tributary
to Sudbury River)
Assabet River
Worcester to Rice
City Pond
Inner Harbor
 Lower Mystic
 Charles Basin
Milford to Medfield
Route 33 Chicopee
Falls to Connecticut
River

Holyoke to Connecti-
cut state line
Marlborough East WWTP
to Sudbury River
Headwaters to Sudbury
River
      16
      N/A
      2.0
      9.8
      29
      3.0
      16
      9.7
      32
Dissolved oxygen,
coliform, solids
Dissolved oxygen,
nutrients,
solids, oil and
grease, coliform

Dissolved oxygen,
nutrients

Dissolved oxygen,
coliform, toxic
substances

Coliform, solids,
oil and grease
Dissolved oxygen,
nutrients, coli-
form
Dissolved oxygen,
nutrients
Combined Sewers:  Worcester
Sediments in impoundments
Low Flow

Combined Sewers
Urban runoff from Boston and
Metropolitan area
Natural conditions, WWTP efflu-
ent, (low flow, low gradient)

Sediments in impoundments
Combined Sewers:  Chicopee,
            Springfield

Combined Sewers:  Holyoke,
            Chicopee, Spring-
            field

Municipal Discharge:  Marl-
            borough East WWTP
Extreme Low Flow
Impoundments

Municipal Discharges:  West-
            borough, Shrews-
            bury, Hudson, May-
            nard, Marlborough
Extreme Low Flow
Impoundments

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                                       CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                         State of MASSACHUSETTS
         Name of Water Body
    Location &
    Description
  Miles Not
 Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
    By 1983
 Water Quality
   Problems
  Causes of Water Problems
        French River
        Housatonic River
i
H
00
        Merrimack River
        Nashua River
        New Bedford Harbor
        Ten Mile River
Webster-Dudley to
Connecticut state
line
Pittsfield to Con-
necticut state line
Lowell to Merrimac
North Branch, Fitch-
burg to mainstem con-
fluence
Inner Harbor, lower
portion of Acushnet
River
Headwaters in Plain-
ville to Seekonk
River
                                                             62
      29
                                                            19.6
     20.0
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  nutrients
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  nutrients, PCB's
Coliform, oil and
grease, solids
                  Dissolved oxygen,
                  coliforms, plant
                  nutrients
Nutrients,
solids, oil and
grease, heavy
metals, coliform,
PCB's

Dissolved oxygen,
nutrients, sedi-
ment toxicity
Combined Municipal and Indus-
trial Wastewater:  Webster &
            Dudley
Bottom Sediments
Low Flow
Impoundments

Municipal Discharge:  Pitts-
            field
Industrial Discharge:  General
            Electric
Nonpoint Sources
Impoundments

Combined Sewers:  Lowell,
            Lawrence, and
            Haverhill

Industrial Discharge:  Fitch-
            burg
Combined Sewers:  Fitchburg
Low Flow

New Bedford Hurricane Barrier
New Bedford Combined Sewers
Harbor Sediments
Industrial Discharge:  New
            Bedford

Low Flow
Impoundments
Heavy metals in sediment

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CRITICAL WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND




                  State of VERMONT
Name of Water Body

Barton River

Barton River

Battenkill River

Black River

Connecticut River

Lake Champlain

Dog River

Lamoille River

Lamoille River

McCabes Brook

Lake Memphremagog

Missisquoi River

Missisquoi River

North Branch and
Deerfield River





1
Location &
Description

Barton

Orleans

Manchester

Springfield

Windsor

Burlington Harbor

Northfield

Hardwick

Morrisville

Shelburne

Newport Bay

Enosburg

Swan ton

Wilmington







Miles Not |
Expected To |
Meet Fishable/ j
Swimmable Goals | Water Quality
By 1983 | Problems
I
1* IColiform, solids
I
1* | Coliform, solids
I
1* | Coliform, solids
I
1* | Coliform, solids
I
1* | Coliform, solids
I
NA IColiform, solids
I
1* | Coliform, solids
I
1* | Coliform, solids
I
1* | Coliform, solids
I
1* | Coliform, solids
I
NA IColiform, solids
I
1* IColiform, solids,
I
1* IColiform, solids
I
1* IColiform, solids
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I Causes of Water
I
(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
I
(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
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(Combined Sewers:
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| Combined Sewers:
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Problems

Barton

Orleans

Manchester

Springfield

Windsor

Burlington

Northfield

Hardwick

Morrisville

Shelburne

Newport

Enosburg

Swan ton

Wilmington






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CRITICAL WATER QUALITY  PROBLEM AREAS IN NEW ENGLAND





                   State of VERMONT
Name of Water Body
Otter Creek


Otter Creek


Otter Creek

Passumpsic River

Passumpsic River

Stevens Brook

Stevens Branch
Third Branch (White
River)
Walloomsac River

White River and
Connecticut River

Winooski River


Winooski River

Location &
Description
Rutland to Pittsford


Middlebury


Vergennes

Lyndon

St. Johnsbury

St. Albans

Barre, City of
Randolph

Bennington

White River Junction


Montpelier, City of


Waterbury

Miles Not
Expected To
Meet Fishable/
Swimmable Goals
By 1983
11.5


1


1

1*

1*

1*

1*
1*

1*

2*


4


1*

Water Quality
Problems
Coliform, solids,
dissolved oxygen

Coliform, solids,
dissolved oxygen

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids
Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids

Coliform, solids


Coliform, solids,
dissolved oxygen

Coliform, solids

Causes of Water Problems
Combined Sewers: Rutland
Municipal Wastes: Rutland

Combined Sewers: Middlebury


Combined Sewers: Vergennes

Combined Sewers: Lyndon

Combined Sewers: St. Johnsbury

Combined Sewers: St. Albans

Combined Sewers: Barre
Combined Sewers: Randolph

Combined Sewers: Bennington

Combined Sewers: White River
Junction

Combined Sewers: Montpelier
Municipal and industrial wastes

Combined Sewers: Waterbury
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                                       CRITICAL  WATER QUALITY PROBLEM AREAS  IN NEW ENGLAND

                                                         State  of VERMONT
         Name of water Body
    Location &
    Description
   Miles  Not
  Expected To
 Meet Fishable/
 Swimmable Goals
	By 1983
   Water Quality
     Problems
   Causes of Water Problems
        Winooski River
Below Essex Junction
to Lake Champlain
      15*
IColiform,  solids,
(dissolved  oxygen
to
H
I
Combined Sewers:  Winooski,
             Burlington
Point Sources:  Essex Junction,
             Burlington,
             Winooski
Low Flow
Impoundments

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