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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 54
Percent of River & Stream Miles Polluted, 1994
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Kansas 99.2% 27 South Carolina 40.0%
2 Hawaii 93.8% 28 Utah 39.7%
3 Oklahoma 91.9% 29 Alabama 36.1%
4 Washington 89.5% 30 Tennessee 35.0%
5 Delaware 87.0% 31 Florida 34.7%
6 Mississippi 85.5% 32 Connecticut 33.7%
7 South Dakota 85.4% 33 Texas 33.6%
8 New Mexico 83.5% 34 New Jersey 31.9%
9 Montana 79.0% 35 Maryland 31.1%
10 California 72.2% 36 North Carolina 27.2%
11 Nebraska 71.5% 37 Kentucky 25.0%
12 Alaska 71.3% 38 Rhode Island 23.1%
13 West Virginia 69.2% 39 North Dakota 22.5%
14 Massachusetts 68.4% 40 Indiana 20.2%
15 Wyoming 67.1% 41 Vermont 19.2%
16 Arizona 66.6% 42 Wisconsin 18.9%
17 Nevada 66.0% 43 Pennsylvania 18.5%
18 Georgia 64.5% 44 Colorado 11.1%
19 Minnesota 58.8% 45 NEW YORK 9.1%
20 Ohio 58.8% 46 Michigan 6.9%
21 Iowa 57.4% 47 Virginia 6.7%
22 Oregon 56.5% 48 New Hampshire 1.6%
23 Arkansas 55.8% 49 Maine 1.3%
24 Illinois 51.3% 50 Idaho NA
25 Missouri 46.6% U.S. Average 36.4%
26 Louisiana 43.6% N.Y.S. % below avg. 75.0%
Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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