National Water Quality Inventory 1986 Report to Congress
United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
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This document, the sixth in a series of National Quality Inventories published since 1975, summarizes water quality reports submitted by the States and other jurisdictions of the United States in 1986. These State reports are submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuant to Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. All States and jurisdictions submitted reports in time for their inclusion in the tables, figures, and text of this document. It should be noted that some of the State reports on which this document is based were submitted in draft form and may contain additional information in their final form. The State reports for the most part reflect field date collected in 1984 and 1985 and were writted before the passage of the Water Quality Act of 1987. Where appropriate, this document supplements State-reported information with EPA data, especially in discussing programmatic issues.