Nearly All Alaska Water Meets Quality Standards

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

Nearly half the nation’s surface water is located in Alaska – that’s more than 3-million lakes and ponds, 700,000 plus miles of rivers and streams, and 44,000 miles of coastline. And 99.9 percent of that meets national water quality standards. That’s according to this year’s Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, which the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation provides to the EPA every two years.

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