In April 2020, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks released a review of parks impacted by 303d listed water bodies. This study used data from the State Water Resources Control Board to review impaired water bodies and determined that 70 water bodies failed to meet Clean Water Act standards. Toxins, pollutants, and other impairments were reviewed. This data was overlaid with the regional, state, and federal parklands to determine that 24 parks had impaired water bodies. The pollutants studied had a wide range of impacts to causing general illness to neurological disorders, hair loss and more. Ensuring water bodies are safe for the public, plants and wildlife is critical to ensuring our habitats are healthy.
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