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Indicator
9
Percentage of estuarine areas not suitable for shellfish harvesting
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Marine Resources, Public Health
 
Keywords: environment, food, health, shellfish, surface water, toxics, water, water pollution
 
 
8
Biodiversity - amphibian
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Puget Sound Wetlands and Stormwater Research Program
 
Keywords: biodiversity, diversity, environment, habitat, land use, species, surface water
 
 
8
Quality of river water entering country / quality leaving country
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: environment, rivers, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Number of days all beaches are open for swimmming
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Region of Hamilton-Wentworth, Department of Public Health Services
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
City of Toronto, Department of Public Health
 
Keywords: beaches, environment, health, ocean, pollution, recreation, surface water, swimming, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Percent of streams you can drink from
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: drinking water, environment, streams, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Fishable and swimmable river miles and lake acres
 
Comment: Number of chemicals monitored is limited.
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
The MN Pollution Control Agency
 
Keywords: environment, health, lakes, recreation, rivers, surface water, swimming, water pollution, water quality
 
 
6
Fecal coliform count in surface water
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Water Quality Monitoring Section
 
Willapa Alliance
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, fecal coliform, pollution, septic, sewage, surface water, waste water, water, water pollution, water quality, water treatment
 
 
6
Miles of rivers not suitable for fishing due to dioxin
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land and Water Quality
 
Keywords: dioxin, environment, fish, rivers, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
6
Percentage area of lakes fully suitable for swimming
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land and Water Quality
 
Keywords: environment, lakes, recreation, surface water, swimming, water, water pollution
 
 
6
Index of watershed naturalness
 
Used by:
British Columbia - Commission on Resources and Environment
Data source:
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Hydrology Branch
 
Keywords: ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, natural, open space, urbanization, water, watershed
 
 
6
Bernie Fowler's Sneaker Index - water clarity
 
Comment: Chest depth for Bernie Fowler is about 1.5 or 1.6 meters. The index measures plankton blooms and suspended sediment.
 
Used by:
United States EPA Region 3 - Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Data source:
Senator C. Bernard Fowler and US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
 
Keywords: ecosystem, environment, habitat, pollution, surface water, water, water quality
 
 
5
Amount of road salt used on rural regional roads
 
Comment: Weather considerations influence salt use.
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Region of Hamilton Wentworth, Transportation Department
 
Keywords: agriculture, cropland, environment, farm, roads, rural, salt, soil, surface water
 
 
5
Compliance with dissolved oxygen standards
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, oxygen, streams, surface water, water, water quality
 
 
5
River compliance with metals water standards
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, metals, rivers, streams, surface water, water, water pollution
 
 
5
Bay grasses recovering, in acres
 
Comment: Bay grasses are a good measure because they aren't under harvest pressure and respond to improvements in water quality. They also produce oxygen, food for various animals, absorb nutrients and trap sediment.
 
Used by:
United States EPA Region 3 - Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Data source:
Chesapeake Bay Data Base
 
Keywords: environment, habitat, protection, species, surface water, water quality
 
 
5
Stream miles opened for migratory fish
 
Used by:
United States EPA Region 3 - Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Data source:
MD Department of Natural Resources
 
Keywords: biodiversity, diversity, environment, fish, migration, streams, surface water
 
 
4
Phosphorus concentration in county streams
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Water Quality Monitoring Section
 
Keywords: environment, phosphorous, streams, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
3
Biological oxygen demand of county streams
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Water Quality Monitoring Section
 
Keywords: BOD, environment, oxygen, streams, surface water, water, water quality