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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Summary Results

Alabama (2012)

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    8,636.5 311,488.4 110.4
       445.6 2.6
   
                          
                          
                          
                          
    3,163.8 124,122.8 463.6 201.0
           461.0     40,322.3     8.7     
           67.6               
           22.8               
           2,612.4     83,800.6     454.9     201.0
              117.7     .0     .0     .0
                    2,494.8           83,800.6           454.9           201.0
11,800.3 435,611.2 574.0 201.0
77,242.0 490,472.0 610.0 Unavailable
15.3 88.8 94.1 Unavailable

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Summary of Water Quality Assessments for Each Waterbody Type
for Reporting Year 2012


Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Alabama Rivers and Streams 2012

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All
Rivers and Streams

77,242.0 Miles of Rivers and Streams

Assessed 11,800.3
Unassessed 65,441.7
Total Miles 77,242.0







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Assessed
Rivers and Streams

11,800.3 Miles of
Assessed Rivers and Streams

Good 8,636.5
Threatened .0
Impaired 3,163.8
Total Miles Assessed 11,800.3







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Threatened and Impaired
Rivers and Streams

3,163.8 Miles of
Threatened and Impaired
Rivers and Streams

578.6
67.6
22.8
2,494.8
Total Threatened and Impaired 3,163.8

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
Alabama Rivers and Streams 2012

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Contact Recreation 8,894.9 87.4 .0 12.6 color.gifcolor.gif
Drinking And Food Processing 785.0 97.1 .0 2.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Fishing 11,731.5 78.0 .0 22.0 color.gifcolor.gif
Industrial And Agriculture Uses 11,791.3 97.3 .0 2.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Outstanding Alabama Water 270.1 67.1 .0 32.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Propagation Of Fish And Wildlife 8,395.5 72.5 .0 27.5 color.gifcolor.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
Alabama Rivers and Streams 2012

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Sedimentation/Siltation Sediment color.gif 1,223.0
Mercury Mercury color.gif 859.7
Carbonaceous Bod (CBOD) Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 827.7
Fecal Coliform Pathogens color.gif 724.7
Phosphorus, Total Nutrients color.gif 649.0
Nitrogenous BOD (NBOD) Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 606.6
Ammonia, Total Ammonia color.gif 274.5
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) Pathogens color.gif 195.1
Nitrogen, Total Nutrients color.gif 192.7
Turbidity Turbidity color.gif 119.9
Iron Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 74.9
Aluminum Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 73.4
Zinc Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 61.7
Cyanide Toxic Inorganics color.gif 57.0
pH pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 53.8
Methyl Parathion Pesticides color.gif 50.7
Endosulfan Pesticides color.gif 50.7
Benzo[a]pyrene (PAHs) Toxic Organics color.gif 44.6
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 42.2
Lead Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 38.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 34.3
Chromium, Trivalent Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 29.2
Dieldrin Pesticides color.gif 24.3
Enterococcus Bacteria Pathogens color.gif 23.9
Atrazine Pesticides color.gif 23.4
Chlorpyrifos Pesticides color.gif 23.4
Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Total Toxics color.gif 20.3
Dissolved Oxygen Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 19.6
Arsenic Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 19.6
DDT Pesticides color.gif 18.8
Copper Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 11.7
Other Flow Regime Alterations Flow Alteration(s) color.gif 3.2
Chloride Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif .2

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
Alabama Rivers and Streams 2012

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Livestock (Grazing Or Feeding Operations) Agriculture color.gif 852.1
Atmospheric Deposition - Toxics Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 812.0
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 673.0
Agriculture Agriculture color.gif 579.9
Municipal Point Source Discharges Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 453.7
Site Clearance (Land Development Or Redevelopment) Construction color.gif 344.7
Non-Irrigated Crop Production Agriculture color.gif 328.2
Impacts From Abandoned Mine Lands (Inactive) Resource Extraction color.gif 310.3
Industrial Point Source Discharge Industrial color.gif 261.0
Animal Feeding Operations (Nps) Agriculture color.gif 241.4
Sanitary Sewer Overflows (Collection System Failures) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 118.8
Source Unknown Unknown color.gif 105.5
Surface Mining Resource Extraction color.gif 99.1
Contaminated Sediments Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 65.2
Residential Districts Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 56.5
Loss Of Riparian Habitat Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 56.4
Highways, Roads, Bridges, Infrastructure (New Construction) Construction color.gif 56.4
Habitat Modification - Other Than Hydromodification Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 56.4
Landfills Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 44.8
Impacts From Hydrostructure Flow Regulation/Modification Hydromodification color.gif 39.4
Sources Outside State Jurisdiction Or Borders Other color.gif 30.8
On-Site Treatment Systems (Septic Systems And Similar Decentralized Systems) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 29.3
Mill Tailings Industrial color.gif 17.5
Mine Tailings Resource Extraction color.gif 17.5
Natural Sources Natural/Wildlife color.gif 17.0
Wet Weather Discharges (Non-Point Source) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 4.6
Silviculture Activities Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 4.2

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Alabama Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2012

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All
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

490,472.0 Acres of Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Assessed 435,611.2
Unassessed 54,860.8
Total Acres 490,472.0







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Assessed
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

435,611.2 Acres of
Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Good 311,488.4
Threatened .0
Impaired 124,122.8
Total Acres Assessed 435,611.2







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Threatened and Impaired
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

124,122.8 Acres of
Threatened and Impaired
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

40,322.3
.0
.0
83,800.6
Total Threatened and Impaired 124,122.8

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
Alabama Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2012

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Contact Recreation 428,640.2 86.5 .0 13.5 color.gifcolor.gif
Drinking And Food Processing 180,272.1 81.3 .0 18.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Fishing 435,611.2 72.7 .0 27.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Industrial And Agriculture Uses 435,611.2 99.5 .0 .5 color.gifcolor.gif
Propagation Of Fish And Wildlife 431,885.2 79.1 .0 20.9 color.gifcolor.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
Alabama Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2012

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Phosphorus, Total Nutrients color.gif 82,995.2
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 57,715.1
Mercury Mercury color.gif 41,180.7
Carbonaceous Bod (CBOD) Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 6,904.5
Nitrogenous BOD (NBOD) Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 4,408.9
Sedimentation/Siltation Sediment color.gif 3,052.9
Nitrogen, Total Nutrients color.gif 2,291.9
pH pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 1,569.2
Ammonia, Total Ammonia color.gif 527.3
DDT Pesticides color.gif 85.7

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
Alabama Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2012

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Impacts From Hydrostructure Flow Regulation/Modification Hydromodification color.gif 58,712.6
Sources Outside State Jurisdiction Or Borders Other color.gif 50,019.3
Atmospheric Deposition - Toxics Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 41,095.0
Contaminated Sediments Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 32,281.9
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 22,499.2
Municipal Point Source Discharges Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 12,276.8
Industrial Point Source Discharge Industrial color.gif 12,276.8
Agriculture Agriculture color.gif 6,852.0
Dam Or Impoundment Hydromodification color.gif 4,435.9
Non-Irrigated Crop Production Agriculture color.gif 4,201.0
Livestock (Grazing Or Feeding Operations) Agriculture color.gif 2,300.2
Source Unknown Unknown color.gif 1,435.1
Sanitary Sewer Overflows (Collection System Failures) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 527.3
Spills From Trucks Or Trains Spills/Dumping color.gif 412.5
Impacts From Abandoned Mine Lands (Inactive) Resource Extraction color.gif 412.5
Non-Point Source Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 62.6

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Alabama Bays and Estuaries 2012

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All
Bays and Estuaries

610.0 Square Miles of Bays and Estuaries

Assessed 574.0
Unassessed 36.0
Total Square Miles 610.0







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Assessed
Bays and Estuaries

574.0 Square Miles of
Assessed Bays and Estuaries

Good 110.4
Threatened .0
Impaired 463.6
Total Square Miles Assessed 574.0







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Threatened and Impaired
Bays and Estuaries

463.6 Square Miles of
Threatened and Impaired
Bays and Estuaries

8.7
.0
.0
454.9
Total Threatened and Impaired 463.6

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
Alabama Bays and Estuaries 2012

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Contact Recreation 574.0 76.8 .0 23.2 color.gifcolor.gif
Fishing 573.8 83.7 .0 16.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Industrial And Agriculture Uses 560.7 83.3 .0 16.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Propagation Of Fish And Wildlife 555.8 83.1 .0 16.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Shellfishing 447.6 5.2 .0 94.8 color.gifcolor.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
Alabama Bays and Estuaries 2012

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Enterococcus Bacteria Pathogens color.gif 463.6
Thallium Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 93.7

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
Alabama Bays and Estuaries 2012

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Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 410.6
On-Site Treatment Systems (Septic Systems And Similar Decentralized Systems) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 141.3
Industrial Point Source Discharge Industrial color.gif 93.7
Municipal Point Source Discharges Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 18.8
Sanitary Sewer Overflows (Collection System Failures) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 1.3
Source Unknown Unknown color.gif 1.0

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Alabama Ocean and Near Coastal 2012

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Pie chart not displayed because total size for Ocean and Near Coastal is unavailable.
Assessed 201.0
Unassessed Unavailable
Total Square Miles Unavailable







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Assessed
Ocean and Near Coastal

201.0 Square Miles of
Assessed Ocean and Near Coastal

Good .0
Threatened .0
Impaired 201.0
Total Square Miles Assessed 201.0







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Threatened and Impaired
Ocean and Near Coastal

201.0 Square Miles of
Threatened and Impaired
Ocean and Near Coastal

.0
.0
.0
201.0
Total Threatened and Impaired 201.0

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
Alabama Ocean and Near Coastal 2012

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Contact Recreation 201.0 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Fishing 201.0 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Industrial And Agriculture Uses 201.0 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Propagation Of Fish And Wildlife 201.0 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Shellfishing 201.0 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
Alabama Ocean and Near Coastal 2012

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Mercury Mercury color.gif 201.0

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
Alabama Ocean and Near Coastal 2012

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Atmospheric Deposition - Toxics Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 201.0

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Alabama Causes of Impairment for Reporting Year 2012


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NOTE: Click on the underlined Cause of Impairment Group to see a list of specific state causes of impairment making up the Cause of Impairment Group. See also Pollution categories summary document (PDF) (20 pp, 557K, About PDF) for brief, non-technical descriptions of general cause categories.
Size of Assessed Waters with Listed Causes of Impairment
Ammonia 274.5 527.3
Flow Alteration(s) 3.2
Mercury 859.7 41,180.7 201.0
Metals (other than Mercury) 193.5 93.7
Nutrients 649.0 82,995.2
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion 847.4 6,904.5
Pathogens 943.7 463.6
Pesticides 93.8 85.7
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions 53.8 1,569.2
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) 42.2 57,715.1
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates 34.5
Sediment 1,223.0 3,052.9
Total Toxics 20.3
Toxic Inorganics 57.0
Toxic Organics 44.6
Turbidity 119.9

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Alabama Probable Sources Contributing to Impairments
for Reporting Year 2012

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NOTE: Click on the underlined Probable Source Group to see a list of specific state Probable Sources making up the Probable Source Group.
Size of Assessed Waters with Probable Sources of Impairments
Agriculture 1,364.7 11,580.2
Atmospheric Deposition 812.0 41,095.0 201.0
Construction 344.7
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) 56.4
Hydromodification 39.4 58,712.6
Industrial 265.9 12,276.8 93.7
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks 44.8
Legacy/Historical Pollutants 65.2 32,281.9
Municipal Discharges/Sewage 558.3 12,276.8 160.2
Natural/Wildlife 17.0
Other 30.8 50,019.3
Resource Extraction 409.3 412.5
Silviculture (Forestry) 4.2
Spills/Dumping 412.5
Unknown 105.5 1,435.1 1.0
Unspecified Nonpoint Source 62.6
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater 734.1 22,499.2 410.6

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Alabama TMDL Alternatives by Cause of Impairment 2012


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NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of TMDL Alternatives by Cause of Impairment " value to see a listing of those Causes of Impairment.
DDT color.gif 2 19
Zinc color.gif 2 49
Ammonia, Total color.gif 1 45
Benzo[a]pyrene (PAHs) color.gif 1 45
Carbonaceous Bod (CBOD) color.gif 1 45
Cyanide color.gif 1 45

Total: 8 TMDL Alternatives

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Alabama Previously 303(d)-Listed Waters Now Attaining All Applicable Water Quality Standards

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NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of Waters Attaining" value for a detailed list of those previously 303(d)-listed waters now attaining all applicable water quality standards.
2008 color.gif 1 1
2011 color.gif 3 3
2013 color.gif 14 17

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Alabama Causes of Impairment for 303(d) Listed Waters

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NOTE: Click on a cause of impairment (e.g. pathogens) to see the specific state-reported causes that are grouped to make up this category. Click on the "Number of Causes of Impairment Reported" to see a list of waters with that cause of impairment.
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 133
Mercury color.gif 83
Sediment color.gif 69
Nutrients color.gif 32
Pathogens color.gif 28
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 25
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 10
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 6
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 4
Pesticides color.gif 4
Total Toxics color.gif 3
Ammonia color.gif 2
Turbidity color.gif 2
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 1

Total: 402 Causes of Impairment

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Alabama Cumulative TMDLs by Pollutant

This chart includes TMDLs since October 1, 1995.

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the underlined "Pollutant" value to see associated listed waters for which a TMDL was developed. Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs" value to see a listing of those TMDLs for the pollutant.
Number of Causes of
Impairment Addressed
Carbonaceous Bod (CBOD) color.gif 59 60
Fecal Coliform color.gif 48 48
Phosphorus, Total color.gif 45 61
Nitrogenous BOD (NBOD) color.gif 31 31
Sediment color.gif 28 31
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) color.gif 23 23
Nitrogen, Total color.gif 18 19
NH3-N color.gif 10 12
Total Suspended Solids (TSS) color.gif 8 8
Ammonia color.gif 5 5
Enterococcus Bacteria color.gif 5 5
Aluminum color.gif 3 3
Iron color.gif 3 3
Pathogens color.gif 3 3
Endosulfan color.gif 2 2
Methyl Parathion color.gif 2 2
pH color.gif 2 2
Atrazine color.gif 1 1
Chemical Biological Oxygen Demand 5 Day Average color.gif 1 1
Chlorpyrifos color.gif 1 1
Copper color.gif 1 1
Lead color.gif 1 1
Priority Organics - PCBs color.gif 1 1
Turbidity color.gif 1 1
Zinc color.gif 1 1

Total: 303 TMDLs; 326 Causes of Impairment Addressed


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Alabama Cumulative Number of TMDLs

EPA Fiscal Year starts October 1 and ends September 30.


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NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs Completed" value for a detailed list of the TMDLs for the fiscal year.
1997 color.gif 20 22
2003 color.gif 113 116
2004 color.gif 27 27
2005 color.gif 38 41
2006 color.gif 4 4
2007 color.gif 24 24
2008 color.gif 8 9
2009 color.gif 31 45
2010 color.gif