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Water: Nonpoint Source Success Stories

Section 319 Nonpoint Source Success Stories

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This Section 319 Nonpoint Source Success Stories Web site features stories about primarily nonpoint source-impaired waterbodies where restoration efforts have led to documented water quality improvements. Waterbodies are separated into three categories of stories, depending on the type of water quality improvement achieved:

To find stories, either follow the story category links above or choose a state from the map.

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Norwalk River 
Partially or Fully
Restored Waterbodies

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Featured Stories

Stories about Partially or Fully Restored Waterbodies

This section includes stories about waterbodies that have achieved water quality standards for one or more pollutants and/or designated uses after having been previously included on the 303(d) list of impaired waters. Get more details.

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Utah

Vermont

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West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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Stories That Show Progress Toward Achieving Water Quality Goals

This section includes waterbodies on the 303(d) list of impaired waters that show measurable progress toward achieving water quality goals, but do not yet meet water quality standards. Get more details.

Alaska

American Samoa

Colorado

Delaware

District of Columbia  

Idaho

Maryland  

Michigan

Minnesota

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Virginia  

Washington

West Virginia  


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Stories That Show Progress Toward Achieving Water Quality Goals

This section includes waterbodies on the 303(d) list of impaired waters that show measurable progress toward achieving water quality goals, but do not yet meet water quality standards. Get more details.

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For stories in only select states in this category, click on the state name.



Stories about Ecological Restoration

This section includes waterbodies that had water quality problems but were not listed on the 303(d) list or on the Integrated Report (for unspecified reasons). However, restoration efforts were implemented that resulted in one or more uses being restored.


Printable Versions of Success Stories

This Web site presents each story on a separate Web page, and a printable PDF (About PDF) version is linked on the story page. The printable individual story is no more than two pages long. Printable versions of collections of the stories are available for download below and are very large files, which may require long download times.


Links to Legacy Success Stories
These volumes represent the early progress of the section 319 Nonpoint Source Control Program. The format and required criteria for published stories have since changed. Information found on the legacy pages may be outdated.

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Visit this Web site often to view the progress of the section 319 program as new stories continue to be developed as more waterbodies show improvement.

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