Region 2

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 website or the state's water resource agency to learn how nitrogen and phosphorus pollution has affected the state's water bodies.


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