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Wet PAC - Table 3

Swamped With Cash: Wet PAC - Table 3

March 1, 1996

S. 851 would remove Federal Clean Water Act protection from more than 74 million acres of wetlands in the contiguous 48 states.

State Estimated wetlands acreage, Mid-1980's Minimum wetlands acres that lose protection under
S. 851
Estimated percentage of wetlands that lose protection under
S. 851
       
Alabama 3,783,800 3,632,448 96%
Arizona 600,000 420,000 70%
Arkansas 2,763,600 2,487,240 90%
California 454,000 317,800 70%-90%
Colorado 1,000,000 700,000 70%
Connecticut 172,500 97,290 56.4%-85%
Delaware 223,000 189,550 85%
Florida 11,038,300 7,174,895 65%
Georgia 5,298,200 4,763,082 90%
Idaho 385,700 320,131 99%
Illinois 1,254,500 1,003,600 80%
Indiana 750,633 750,633 100%
Iowa 421,900 337,520 80%
Kansas 435,400 330,904 76%
Kentucky 300,000 285,000 95%
Louisiana 8,784,200 3,777,206 43%
Maine 5,199,200 2,095,278 40%-71%
Maryland 440,000 198,000 45%
Massachusetts 588,486 153,006 26%-64%
Michigan 5,583,400 4,745,890 85%
Minnesota 8,700,000 4,611,000 53%
Mississippi 4,067,000 2,806,230 69%
Missouri 643,000 610,850 95%
Montana 840,300 630,225 75%
Nebraska 1,905,500 1,429,125 75%
Nevada 236,350 189,080 80%
New Hampshire 200,000 139,600 70%-90%
New Jersey 915,960 824,364 90%
New Mexico 481,900 433,710 90%
New York 1,025,000 820,000 80%
North Carolina 5,689,500 4,978,313 88%
North Dakota 2,490,000 1,369,500 10%-100%
Ohio 482,800 386,240 80%
Oklahoma 949,700 940,203 99%
Oregon 1,393,900 1,031,486 74%
Pennsylvania 499,014 424,162 85%
Rhode Island 65,154 26,062 40%-69%
South Carolina 4,659,000 4,551,843 98%
South Dakota 1,780,000 1,157,000 65%
Tennessee 787,000 590,250 75%
Texas 7,612,412 6,851,171 90%
Utah 558,000 251,100 45%-70%
Vermont 220,000 66,000 30%-83%
Virginia 1,074,613 827,452 77%
Washington 938,000 891,100 95%
West Virginia 102,000 81,600 80%-90%
Wisconsin 5,331,392 2,825,638 53%
Wyoming 1,250,000 887,500 71%
       
Total, Contiguous U.S. 104,374,314 74,410,275 71%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data and results of interagency field tests.