Recently the US EPA released a website summarizing the condition of thousands of waterways across the United States. The “How’s My Waterway” site uses GPS technology or a user-entered zip code or city name to provide information about the quality of local water bodies. The site generates a list of waterways within five miles of the search location, and each waterway is identified as unpolluted, polluted or unassessed. A map option offers the user a view of the search area with the results color-coded by assessment status. Information on the type of pollution reported for that waterway and what has been done to reduce it is also provided. The site was introduced on October 18, 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act.
Visit http://www.epa.gov/mywaterway to explore the site for yourself.