Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and seven federally-recognized Indian Tribes. There are more than 32 million residents in Region 2, over 77,000 miles of rivers and streams, and nearly 876,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs. Principal water bodies include the Hudson and Passaic Rivers, the ports of San Juan and New York/New Jersey Harbor, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Region 2 encompasses the largest and most densely populated U.S. city, New York City, and most densely populated state, New Jersey. These urbanized areas are primary nutrient sources. New York also has an extensive dairy industry that contributes nitrogen and phosphorus to the state's waters.
Visit EPA's ATTAINS Web site or the state's water resource agency to learn how nitrogen and phosphorus pollution has affected the state's water bodies.
- U.S. Census Bureau. 2009. "GCT-T1. Population Estimates, Data Set: 2008 Population Estimates." U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed January 2011.
- USEPA. 2009. "National Summary of Impaired Waters and TMDL Information." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed January 2011.
- USEPA. 2009. "Region 2 Water." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed January 2011.
EPA Web Sites
- EPA Region 2
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State Web Sites
- New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources
- U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Federal Programs and Regional Consortiums
- Delaware River Basin Commission
- Interstate Environmental Commission
- New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
- Lake Champlain Sea Grant
- New Jersey Sea Grant
- New York Sea Grant
- Puerto Rico Sea Grant