Water: Water Quality Standards
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
This is the final release of the WQSDB—it will not be updated. (For future plans, see the Release 9 Fact Sheet.) You can see the WQS documents upon which the WQSDB information was based and access state WQS program webpages. You are also able to download pre-formatted reports, and copies of the database.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
|CT||General||Questions concerning the classification of specific waters, designated uses assigned to those waters, or application of water quality standards and criteria in any of Connecticut's water quality management programs should be directed to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Management. We may be reached at (860)424-3704 or visit our web site.|
|DC||Reach-Indexing||DC has noted issues with both the eastern and western borders of the District as shown by the EnviroMapper application. This is due to the base map (Wessex State Boundary Coverage) currently in use. These issues will be resolved when a new base map becomes available [REMOVE: as delineated by the boundary coverage]. It appears that the true District boundary is located west of the boundaries used by the state boundary coverage. Based on input from the District, some waterbodies that appear to be inside the District's eastern boundary are in fact not and were deleted from the reach-indexing. However, it was not possible to index the waterbodies that lie outside the state coverage on the western boundary. This issue will be resolved when a modified state boundary coverage becomes available.|
INCONSISTENCIES IN THE FLORIDA WQS/NHD EVENT THEME COVERAGE
The following inconsistencies are grouped by type of problem. The name of the site followed by the county in parentheses identifies the area where the specified problem occurs. If there are any comments or questions regarding this information, please contact Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Resources, Division of Water Resource Management, Joe North (850) 921-9869 or Janis Paulsen (850) 921-9431.
NHD - The following areas contain errors that are due to a lack of NHD arcs (lines) or errors within the NHD coverage for the specified reach.
|OK||GIS Mapping||Unfortunately, after conference with many of my colleagues, we cannot authorize the use of the usability and information contained within the ArcView coverage at this time. We feel there are too many problems with the site to reasonably reflect water quality management in Oklahoma. Primarily, we are concerned with the absence of the numerous stream segments, aside from the 31 "missing segments" and the misrepresentation of some beneficial use assignments. Interactive features with the site are minor difficulties that I'm sure can be remedied in short order.|
|RI||GIS Mapping||RIDEM requests that EPA note that the RI WQS map is a draft or prototype. In addition, the web page should state that the map does not accurately portray the saltwater shellfishing use nor the drinking water supply water bodies.|
|TN||General||The information for the state of Tennessee is correct to the best our knowledge but accuracy is not guaranteed. If you come across information that you believe is incorrect, please contact Greg Denton (firstname.lastname@example.org).|
|UT||Designated Use||In addition to assigned beneficial use classes, some waters are designated as High Quality Waters - Category 1. These waters include all surface waters geographically located within the outer boundaries of U.S. National Forests whether on public or private lands and other waters specifically named in Utah's water quality standards.|