Indiana seeks comments on impaired waterways list

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has compiled a list of waterways in Indiana that don’t meet state water quality standards for uses such as fishing, swimming or as drinking water sources.

The public can comment on the list through July 29 at this link.

The department compiles the listing of impaired waterways every two years in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act.

The state uses the list to determine priorities for further study and planning in watershed areas, community involvement and grant funding. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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