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9VAC25-260-50 Numerical criteria for dissolved oxygen, pH, and maximum temperature***

CLASS

DESCRIPTION OF WATERS

DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mg/l)****

pH****

Max. Temp.
(°C)

Min.

Daily Avg.

I

Open Ocean

5.0

--

6.0-9.0

--

II

Tidal Waters in the Chowan Basin and the Atlantic Ocean Basin

4.0

5.0

6.0-9.0

--

II

Tidal Waters in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries

see 9VAC25-260-185

6.0-9.0

III

Nontidal Waters (Coastal and Piedmont Zones)

4.0

5.0

6.0-9.0

32

IV

Mountainous Zones Waters

4.0

5.0

6.0-9.0

31

V

Stockable Trout Waters

5.0

6.0

6.0-9.0

21

VI

Natural Trout Waters

6.0

7.0

6.0-9.0

20

VII

Swamp Waters

*

*

3.7-8.0*

**

*This classification recognizes that the natural quality of these waters may fluctuate outside of the values for D.O. and pH set forth above as water quality criteria in Class I through VI waters. The natural quality of these waters is the water quality found or expected in the absence of human-induced pollution. Water quality standards will not be considered violated when conditions are determined by the board to be natural and not due to human-induced sources. The board may develop site specific criteria for Class VII waters that reflect the natural quality of the waterbody when the evidence is sufficient to demonstrate that the site specific criteria rather than narrative criterion will fully protect aquatic life uses. Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System limitations in Class VII waters shall not cause significant changes to the naturally occurring dissolved oxygen and pH fluctuations in these waters.

**Maximum temperature will be the same as that for Classes I through VI waters as appropriate.

***The water quality criteria in this section do not apply below the lowest flow averaged (arithmetic mean) over a period of seven consecutive days that can be statistically expected to occur once every 10 climatic years (a climatic year begins April 1 and ends March 31). See 9VAC25-260-310 and 9VAC25-260-380 through 9VAC25-260-540 for site specific adjustments to these criteria.

****For a thermally stratified man-made lake or reservoir in Class III, IV, V or VI waters that are listed in 9VAC25-260-187, these dissolved oxygen and pH criteria apply only to the epilimnion of the waterbody. When these waters are not stratified, the dissolved oxygen and pH criteria apply throughout the water column.

9VAC25-260-140 Criteria for surface water

A. Instream water quality conditions shall not be acutely1 or chronically2 toxic except as allowed in 9VAC25-260-20 B (mixing zones). The following are definitions of acute and chronic toxicity conditions:

"Acute toxicity" means an adverse effect that usually occurs shortly after exposure to a pollutant. Lethality to an organism is the usual measure of acute toxicity. Where death is not easily detected, immobilization is considered equivalent to death.

"Chronic toxicity" means an adverse effect that is irreversible or progressive or occurs because the rate of injury is greater than the rate of repair during prolonged exposure to a pollutant. This includes low level, long-term effects such as reduction in growth or reproduction.

B. The following table is a list of numerical water quality criteria for specific parameters.

Table of Parameters6, 7

PARAMETER
CAS Number

USE DESIGNATION

AQUATIC LIFE

HUMAN HEALTH

FRESHWATER

SALTWATER

Public Water Supply3

All Other Surface Waters4

Acute1

Chronic2

Acute1

Chronic2

Acenapthene (μg/l)
83329

70

90

Acrolein (μg/l)
107028

3.0

3.0

3

400

Acrylonitrile (μg/l)
107131

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.61

70

Aldrin (μg/l)
309002

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

3.0

1.3

0.0000077

0.0000077

Aluminum (μg/l)

7429905

Acute and chronic freshwater aluminum criteria values for a site shall be calculated using the 2018 Aluminum Criteria Calculator (Aluminum Criteria Calculator V.2.0.xlsx), or a calculator in R or other software package using the same 1985 Guidelines calculation approach and underlying model equations as in the Aluminum Criteria Calculator V.2.0.xlsx, as defined in EPA’s Final Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Aluminum. (EPA-822-R-18-001, 2018)

1,300

pH= 7.0

Total hardness (CaCO3) = 25 mg/l DOC = 5.0 mg/l

500

pH= 7.0

Total hardness (CaCO3) = 25 mg/l DOC = 5.0 mg/l

Ammonia (μg/l)
766-41-7 7664417

Chronic criterion is a 30-day average concentration not to be exceeded more than once every three years on the average.(see 9VAC25-260-155)

Anthracene (μg/l)
120127

300

400

Antimony (μg/l)
7440360

5.6 5.3

640 580

Arsenic (μg/l)5
7440382

340

150

69

36

10

Bacteria
(see 9VAC25-260-160 and 9VAC25-260-170)

Barium (μg/l)
7440393

2,000

Benzene (μg/l)
71432

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5

5.8

160

Benzidine (μg/l)
92875

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5

0.0014

0.11

Benzo (a) anthracene (μg/l)
56553

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5

0.012

0.013

Benzo (b) fluoranthene (μg/l)
205992

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5

0.012

0.013

Benzo (k) fluoranthene (μg/l)
207089

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5

0.12

0.13

Benzo (a) pyrene (μg/l)
50328

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5

0.0012

0.0013

Bis2-Chloroethyl Ether (μg/l)
111444

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5

0.30

22

Bis (chloromethyl) Ether
542881

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5

0.0015

0.17

Bis2-Chloroisopropyl Ether (Bis (2-Chloro-1-methylethyl) Ether) 2,2'-Oxybis(1-Chloropropane) (μg/l)
108601

200

4,000

Bis2-Ethylhexyl Phthalate (μg/l)
117817

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5. Synonym = Di-2-Ethylhexyl Phthalate.

3.2

3.7

Bromoform (μg/l)
75252

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

70

1,200

Butyl benzyl phthalate (μg/l)
85687

1.0

1.0

Cadmium (μg/l)5
7440439

Freshwater values are a function of total hardness as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) mg/l and the WER. The minimum hardness allowed for use in the equation below shall be 25 and the maximum hardness shall be 400 even when the actual ambient hardness is less than 25 or greater than 400.

Freshwater acute criterion (μg/l)
WER e (0.9789[lnln(hardness)]-3.866) (CFa)

Freshwater chronic criterion (μg/l)
WER e (0.7977[lnln(hardness)]-3.909) (CFc)

WER = Water Effect Ratio = 1 unless determined otherwise under 9VAC25-260-140 F

e = natural antilogarithm

ln = natural logarithm

CF = conversion factor a (acute) or c (chronic)

CFa = 1.136672-[(ln hardness)(0.041838)]

CFc = 1.101672-[(ln hardness)(0.041838)]

1.8
CaCO3 = 100

0.72
CaCO3 = 100

33
X WER

7.9
X WER

5

Carbon tetrachloride (μg/l)
56235

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

4.0

50

Carbaryl (μg/l)
63252

2.1

2.1

1.6

Chlordane (μg/l)
57749 12789036

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

2.4

0.0043

0.09

0.0040

0.0031

0.0032

Chloride (μg/l)
16887006

Human health criterion to maintain acceptable taste and aesthetic quality and applies at the drinking water intake.

Chloride criteria do not apply in Class II transition zones (see subsection C of this section).

860,000

230,000

250,000

Chlorine, Total Residual (μg/l)
7782505

In DGIF class i and ii trout waters (9VAC25-260-390 through 9VAC25-260-540) or waters with threatened or endangered species are subject to the halogen ban (9VAC25-260-110).

19

See 9VAC25-260-110

11

See 9VAC25-260-110

Chlorine Produced Oxidant (μg/l)
7782505

13

7.5

Chlorobenzene (μg/l)
108907

100

800

Chlorodibromomethane (μg/l)
124481

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

8.0

210

Chloroform (μg/l)
67663

60

2,000

2-Chloronaphthalene (μg/l)
91587

800

1,000

2-Chlorophenol (μg/l)
95578

30

800

Chlorpyrifos (μg/l)
2921882

0.083

0.041

0.011

0.0056

Chromium III (μg/l)5
16065831

Freshwater values are a function of total hardness as calcium carbonate CaCO3 mg/l and the WER. The minimum hardness allowed for use in the equation below shall be 25 and the maximum hardness shall be 400 even when the actual ambient hardness is less than 25 or greater than 400.

Freshwater acute criterion μg/l

WER [e{0.8190[lnln(hardness)]+3.7256}] (CFa)

Freshwater chronic criterion μg/l
WER [e{0.8190[lnln(hardness)]+0.6848}] (CFc)

WER = Water Effect Ratio = 1 unless determined otherwise under 9VAC25-260-140.F

e = natural antilogarithm

ln = natural logarithm

CF = conversion factor a (acute) or c (chronic)

CFa= 0.316

CFc=0.860

570
(CaCO3 = 100)

74
(CaCO3 = 100)

100

(total Cr)

Chromium VI (μg/l)5
18540299

16

11

1,100

50

Chrysene (μg/l)
218019

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

1.2

1.3

Copper (μg/l)5
7440508

Freshwater criteria for copper shall be calculated using the EPA 2007 Biotic Ligand Model (see 9VAC25- 260-140 G) where the board has determined that a sufficient dataset of input parameters is available. Where the board has determined that a sufficient dataset is not available, freshwater criteria shall be calculated using the hardness-based equations below. Freshwater values derived using the below equations are a function of total hardness as calcium carbonate CaCO3 mg/l and the WER. The minimum hardness allowed for use in the equation below shall be 25 and the maximum hardness shall be 400 even when the actual ambient hardness is less than 25 or greater than 400.

Freshwater acute criterion (μg/l)

WER [e {0.9422[lnln(hardness)]-1.700}] (CFa)

Freshwater chronic criterion (μg/l)
WER [e {0.8545[lnln(hardness)]-1.702}] (CFc)

WER = Water Effect Ratio = 1 unless determined otherwise under 9VAC25-260-140 F.

e = natural antilogarithm

ln = natural logarithm

CF = conversion factor a (acute) or c (chronic)

CFa = 0.960

CFc = 0.960

Alternate copper criteria in freshwater: the freshwater criteria for copper can also be calculated using the EPA 2007 Biotic Ligand Model (See 9VAC25-260-140 G).

Acute saltwater criterion is a 24-hour average not to be exceeded more than once every three years on the average.

13
CaCO 3 = 100

9.0
CaCO3 = 100

9.3
X WER

6.0
X WER

1,300

Cyanide, Free (μg/l)
57125

22

5.2

1.0

1.0

4

400

DDD (μg/l)
72548

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.0012

0.0012

DDE (μg/l)
72559

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.00018

0.00018

DDT (μg/l)
50293

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

Total concentration of DDT and metabolites shall not exceed aquatic life criteria.

1.1

0.0010

0.13

0.0010

0.00030

0.00030

Demeton (μg/l)
8065483

0.1

0.1

Diazinon (μg/l)
333415

0.17

0.17

0.82

0.82

Dibenz (a, h) anthracene (μg/l)
53703

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.0012

0.0013

1,2-Dichlorobenzene (μg/l)

95501

1,000

3,000

1,3-Dichlorobenzene (μg/l)

541731

7

10

1,4 Dichlorobenzene (μg/l)
106467

300

900

3,3 Dichlorobenzidine (μg/l)
91941

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.49

1.5

Dichlorobromomethane (μg/l)
75274

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

9.5

270

1,2 Dichloroethane (μg/l)
107062

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

99

6,500

1,1 Dichloroethylene (μg/l)
75354

300

20,000

1,2-trans-dichloroethylene (μg/l)
156605

100

4,000

2,4 Dichlorophenol (μg/l)
120832

10

60

2,4 Dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (Chlorophenoxy Herbicide) (2,4-D) (μg/l)
94757

1,300

12,000

1,2-Dichloropropane (μg/l)
78875

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

9.0

310

1,3-Dichloropropene (μg/l)
542756

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

2.7

120

Dieldrin (μg/l)
60571

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.24

0.056

0.71

0.0019

0.000012

0.000012

Diethyl Phthalate (μg/l)
84662

600

600

2,4 Dimethylphenol (μg/l)
105679

100

3,000

Dimethyl Phthalate (μg/l)
131113

2,000

2,000

Di-n-Butyl Phthalate (μg/l)
84742

20

30

2,4 Dinitrophenol (μg/l)
51285

10

300

Dinitrophenols (μg/l)
25550587

10

1,000

2-Methyl-4,6-Dinitrophenol (μg/l)
534521

2

30

2,4 Dinitrotoluene (μg/l)
121142

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.49

17

Dioxin 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (μg/l)
1746016

5.0 E-8 4.6 E-8

5.1 E-8 4.7 E-8

1,2-Diphenylhydrazine (μg/l)
122667

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.3

2.0

Dissolved Oxygen (μg/l)
(See 9VAC25-260-50)

Alpha-Endosulfan (μg/l)
959988

Total concentration alpha and beta-endosulfan shall not exceed aquatic life criteria.

0.22

0.056

0.034

0.0087

20

30

Beta-Endosulfan (μg/l)
33213659

Total concentration alpha and beta-endosulfan shall not exceed aquatic life criteria.

0.22

0.056

0.034

0.0087

20

40

Endosulfan Sulfate (μg/l)
1031078

20

40

Endrin (μg/l)
72208

0.086

0.036

0.037

0.0023

0.03

0.03

Endrin Aldehyde (μg/l)
7421934

1

1

Ethylbenzene (μg/l)
100414

68

130

Fecal Coliform
(see 9VAC25-260-160)

Fluoranthene (μg/l)
206440

20

20

Fluorene (μg/l)
86737

50

70

Foaming Agents (μg/l)

Criterion measured as methylene blue active substances. Criterion to maintain acceptable taste, odor, or aesthetic quality of drinking water and applies at the drinking water intake.

500

Guthion (μg/l)
86500

0.01

0.01

Heptachlor (μg/l)
76448

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.52

0.0038

0.053

0.0036

0.000059

0.000059

Heptachlor Epoxide (μg/l)
1024573

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.52

0.0038

0.053

0.0036

0.00032

0.00032

Hexachlorobenzene (μg/l)
118741

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.00079

0.00079

Hexachlorobutadiene (μg/l)
87683

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.1

0.1

Hexachlorocyclohexane Alpha-BHC (μg/l)
319846

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.0036

0.0039

Hexachlorocyclohexane Beta-BHC (μg/l)
319857

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.080

0.14

Hexachlorocyclohexane (μg/l) (Lindane)

Gamma-BHC
58899

0.95

0.16

4.2

4.4

Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-Technical (μg/l)

608731

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.066

0.1

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (μg/l)
77474

4

4

Hexachloroethane (μg/l)
67721

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

1

1

Hydrogen sulfide (μg/l)
7783064

2.0

2.0

Indeno (1,2,3,-cd) pyrene (μg/l)
193395

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.012

0.013

Iron (μg/l)
7439896

Criterion to maintain acceptable taste, odor, or aesthetic quality of drinking water and applies at the drinking water intake.

300

Isophorone (μg/l)
78591

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

340

18,000

Kepone (μg/l)
143500

zero

zero

Lead (μg/l)5
7439921

Freshwater values are a function of total hardness as calcium carbonate CaCO3 mg/l and the water effect ratio. The minimum hardness allowed for use in the equation below shall be 25 and the maximum hardness shall be 400 even when the actual ambient hardness is less than 25 or greater than 400.

Freshwater acute criterion (μg/l)
WER [e {1.273[lnln(hardness)]-1.084}](CFa)

Freshwater chronic criterion (μg/l)
WER [e {1.273[lnln(hardness)]-3.259}] (CFc)

WER = Water Effect Ratio = 1 unless determined otherwise under 9VAC25-260-140 F

e = natural antilogarithm

ln = natural logarithm

CF = conversion factor a (acute) or c (chronic)

CFa = 1.46203-[(ln hardness)(0.145712)]

CFc = 1.46203-[(ln hardness)(0.145712)]

94
CaCO3 = 100

11
CaCO3 = 100

230 X WER

8.8 X WER

15

Malathion (μg/l)
121755

0.1

0.1

Mercury (μg/l) 5
7439976

1.4

0.77

1.8

0.94

Methyl Bromide (μg/l)
74839

100

10,000

3-Methyl-4-Chlorophenol
59507

500

2,000

Methyl Mercury (Fish Tissue Criterion mg/kg) 8
22967926

0.30

0.30

Methylene Chloride (μg/l)
75092

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5. Synonym = Dichloromethane

20

1,000

Methoxychlor (μg/l)
72435

0.03

0.03

0.02

0.02

Mirex (μg/l)
2385855

zero

zero

Nickel (μg/l)5
744002 7440020

Freshwater values are a function of total hardness as calcium carbonate CaCO3 mg/l and the WER. The minimum hardness allowed for use in the equation below shall be 25 and the maximum hardness shall be 400 even when the actual ambient hardness is less than 25 or greater than 400.

Freshwater acute criterion (μg/l)
WER [e {0.8460[lnln(hardness)] + 1.312}] (CFa)

Freshwater chronic criterion (μg/l)
WER [e {0.8460[lnln(hardness)] - 0.8840}] (CFc)

WER = Water Effect Ratio = 1 unless determined otherwise under 9VAC25-260-140 F

e = natural antilogarithm

ln = natural logarithm

CF = conversion factor a (acute) or c (chronic)

CFa = 0.998

CFc = 0.997

180
CaCO3 = 100

20
CaCO3 = 100

74 X WER

8.2 X WER

610 470

4,600 1,500

Nitrate as N (μg/l)
14797558

10,000

Nitrobenzene (μg/l)
98953

10

600

N-Nitrosodimethylamine (μg/l)
62759

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.0069 0.0065

30 27

N-Nitrosodiphenylamine (μg/l)
86306

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

33 30

60 55

N-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine (μg/l)
621647

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.050 0.047

5.1 4.6

Nonylphenol (μg/l)
84852153

28

6.6

7.0

1.7

Parathion (μg/l)
56382

0.065

0.013

PCB Total (μg/l)
1336363

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.014

0.030

0.00064 0.00058

0.00064 0.00058

Pentachlorobenzene (μg/l)
608935

0.1

0.1

Pentachlorophenol (μg/l)
87865

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria risk level at 10-5.

Freshwater acute criterion (μg/l)
e (1.005(pH)-4.869)

Freshwater chronic criterion (μg/l)
e (1.005(pH)-5.134)

8.7
pH = 7.0

6.7
pH = 7.0

13

7.9

0.3

0.4

pH

See 9VAC25-260-50

Phenol (μg/l)
108952

4,000

300,000

Phosphorus Elemental (μg/l)
7723140

0.10

Pyrene (μg/l)
129000

20

30

Radionuclides

Gross Alpha Particle Activity (pCi/L)

15

Beta Particle & Photon Activity (mrem/yr) (formerly man-made radionuclides)

4

Combined Radium 226 and 228 (pCi/L)

5

Uranium (μg/L)

7440611

30

Selenium (μg/l)5
7782492

WER shall not be used for freshwater acute and chronic criteria. Freshwater criteria expressed as total recoverable.

20

5.0

290 X WER

71
X WER

170 160

4,200 3,800

Silver (μg/l)5
7440224

Freshwater values are a function of total hardness as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) mg/l and the WER. The minimum hardness allowed for use in the equation below shall be 25 and the maximum hardness shall be 400 even when the actual ambient hardness is less than 25 or greater than 400.

Freshwater acute criterion (μg/l)
WER [e {1.72[lnln(hardness)]-6.52}] (CFa)

WER = Water Effect Ratio = 1 unless determined otherwise under 9VAC25-260-140 F

e = natural antilogarithm

ln = natural logarithm

CF = conversion factor a

(acute) or c (chronic)

CFa = 0.85

3.4; CaCO3 = 100

1.9 X WER

Sulfate (μg/l)

Criterion to maintain acceptable taste, odor, or aesthetic quality of drinking water and applies at the drinking water intake.

250,000

Temperature

See 9VAC25-260-50

1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene

95943

0.03

0.03

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane (μg/l)
79345

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

2.0

30

Tetrachloroethylene (μg/l)
127184

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

100

290

Thallium (μg/l)
7440280

0.24 0.22

0.47 0.43

Toluene (μg/l)
108883

57

520

Total Dissolved Solids (μg/l)
Criterion to maintain acceptable taste, odor or aesthetic quality of drinking water and applies at the drinking water intake.

500,000

Toxaphene (μg/l)
8001352

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.73

0.0002

0.21

0.0002

0.0070

0.0071

Tributyltin (μg/l)
60105 E1790678

0.46

0.072

0.42

0.0074

1, 2, 4 Trichlorobenzene (μg/l)
120821

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.71

0.76

1,1,1-Trichloroethane
71556

10,000

200,000

1,1,2-Trichloroethane (μg/l)
79005

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

5.5

89

Trichloroethylene (μg/l)
79016

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

6.0

70

2, 4, 5 –Trichlorophenol
95954

300

600

2, 4, 6-Trichlorophenol (μg/l)
88062

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

15

28

2-(2, 4, 5-Trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (Silvex) (μg/l)
93721

100

400

Vinyl Chloride (μg/l)
75014

Known or suspected carcinogen; human health criteria at risk level 10-5.

0.22

16

Zinc (μg/l)5
7440666

Freshwater values are a function of total hardness as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) mg/l and the WER. The minimum hardness allowed for use in the equation below shall be 25 and the maximum, hardness shall be 400 even when the actual ambient hardness is less than 25 or greater than 400.

Freshwater acute criterion (μg/l)
WER [e {0.8473[lnln(hardness)]+0.884}](CFa)

Freshwater chronic criterion (μg/l)
WER [e{0.8473[lnln(hardness)]+0.884}] (CFc)

WER = Water Effect Ratio = 1 unless determined otherwise under 9VAC25-260-140 F

e = natural antilogarithm

ln = natural logarithm

CF = conversion factor a (acute) or c (chronic)

CFa = 0.978

CFc = 0.986

120 CaCO3 = 100

120 CaCO3 = 100

90
X WER

81
X WER

7,400 7,000

26,000 23,000

1One hour average concentration not to be exceeded more than once every 3 years on the average, unless otherwise noted.

2Four-day average concentration not to be exceeded more than once every 3 years on the average, unless otherwise noted.

3Criteria have been calculated to protect human health from toxic effects through drinking water and fish consumption, unless otherwise noted and apply in segments designated as PWS in 9VAC25-260-390 through 9VAC25-260-540. Human health criteria are based on the assumption of average amount of exposure on a long-term basis.

4Criteria have been calculated to protect human health from toxic effects through fish consumption, unless otherwise noted and apply in all other surface waters not designated as PWS in 9VAC25-260-390 through 9VAC25-260-540. Human health criteria are based on the assumption of average amount of exposure on a long-term basis.

5Acute and chronic saltwater and freshwater aquatic life criteria apply to the biologically available form of the metal and apply as a function of the pollutant's water effect ratio (WER) as defined in 9VAC25-260-140 F (WER X criterion). Metals measured as dissolved shall be considered to be biologically available, or, because local receiving water characteristics may otherwise affect the biological availability of the metal, the biologically available equivalent measurement of the metal can be further defined by determining a water effect ratio (WER) and multiplying the numerical value shown in 9VAC25-260-140 B by the WER. Refer to 9VAC25-260-140 F. Values displayed above in the table are examples and correspond to a WER of 1.0. Metals criteria have been adjusted to convert the total recoverable fraction to dissolved fraction using a conversion factor. Criteria that change with hardness have the conversion factor listed in the table above.

6The flows listed below are default design flows for calculating steady state wasteload allocations unless statistically valid methods are employed which demonstrate compliance with the duration and return frequency of the water quality criteria.

Aquatic Life:

Acute criteria

1Q10

Chronic criteria

7Q10

Chronic criteria (ammonia)

30Q10

Human Health:

Noncarcinogens

30Q5

Carcinogens

Harmonic mean

The following are defined for this section:

"1Q10" means the lowest flow averaged over a period of 1 day which on a statistical basis can be expected to occur once every 10 climatic years.

"7Q10" means the lowest flow averaged over a period of 7 consecutive days that can be statistically expected to occur once every 10 climatic years.

"30Q5" means the lowest flow averaged over a period of 30 consecutive days that can be statistically expected to occur once every 5 climatic years.

"30Q10" means the lowest flow averaged over a period of 30 consecutive days that can be statistically expected to occur once every 10 climatic years.

"Averaged" means an arithmetic mean.

"Climatic year" means a year beginning on April 1 and ending on March 31.

7The criteria listed in this table are two significant digits. For other criteria that are referenced to other sections of this regulation in this table, all numbers listed as criteria values are significant.

8The fish tissue criterion for methylmercury applies to a concentration of 0.30 mg/kg as wet weight in edible tissue for species of fish and shellfish resident in a waterbody that are commonly eaten in the area and have commercial, recreational, or subsistence value.

C. Application of freshwater and saltwater numerical criteria. The numerical water quality criteria listed in subsection B of this section (excluding dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature) shall be applied according to the following classes of waters (see 9VAC25-260-50) and boundary designations:

CLASS OF WATERS

NUMERICAL CRITERIA

I and II (Estuarine Waters)

Saltwater criteria apply

II (Transition Zone)

More stringent of either the freshwater or saltwater criteria apply

II (Tidal Freshwater), III, IV, V, VI and VII

Freshwater criteria apply

The following describes the boundary designations for Class II, (estuarine, transition zone and tidal freshwater waters) by river basin:

1. Rappahannock Basin. Tidal freshwater is from the fall line of the Rappahannock River to the upstream boundary of the transition zone including all tidal tributaries that enter the tidal freshwater Rappahannock River.

Transition zone upstream boundary – N38° 4' 56.59"/W76° 58' 47.93" (430 feet east of Hutchinson Swamp) to N38° 5' 23.33"/W76° 58' 24.39" (0.7 miles upstream of Peedee Creek).

Transition zone downstream boundary – N37° 58' 45.80"/W76° 55' 28.75" (1,000 feet downstream of Jenkins Landing) to N37° 59' 20.07/W76° 53' 45.09" (0.33 miles upstream of Mulberry Point). All tidal waters that enter the transition zone are themselves transition zone waters.

Estuarine waters are from the downstream boundary of the transition zone to the mouth of the Rappahannock River (Buoy 6), including all tidal tributaries that enter the estuarine waters of the Rappahannock River.

2. York Basin. Tidal freshwater is from the fall line of the Mattaponi River at N37° 47' 20.03"/W77° 6' 15.16" (800 feet upstream of the Route 360 bridge in Aylett) to the upstream boundary of the Mattaponi River transition zone, and from the fall line of the Pamunkey River at N37° 41' 22.64"/W77° 12' 50.83" (2,000 feet upstream of Totopotomy Creek) to the upstream boundary of the Pamunkey River transition zone, including all tidal tributaries that enter the tidal freshwaters of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers.

Mattaponi River transition zone upstream boundary – N37° 39' 29.65"/W76° 52' 53.29" (1,000 feet upstream of Mitchell Hill Creek) to N37° 39' 24.20"/W76° 52' 55.87" (across from Courthouse Landing).

Mattaponi River transition zone downstream boundary – N37° 32' 19.76"/W76° 47' 29.41" (old Lord Delaware Bridge, west side) to N37° 32' 13.25"/W76° 47' 10.30" (old Lord Delaware Bridge, east side).

Pamunkey River transition zone upstream boundary – N37° 32' 36.63"/W76° 58' 29.88" (Cohoke Marsh, 0.9 miles upstream of Turkey Creek) to N37° 32' 36.51"/W76° 58' 36.48" (0.75 miles upstream of creek at Cook Landing).

Pamunkey River transition zone downstream boundary – N37° 31' 57.90"/W76° 48' 38.22" (old Eltham Bridge, west side) to N37° 32' 6.25"/W76° 48' 18.82" (old Eltham Bridge, east side).

All tidal tributaries that enter the transition zones of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers are themselves in the transition zone.

Estuarine waters are from the downstream boundary of the transition zones of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers to the mouth of the York River (Tue Marsh Light) including all tidal tributaries that enter the estuarine waters of the York River.

3. James Basin. Tidal freshwater is from the fall line of the James River in the City of Richmond upstream of Mayo Bridge to the upstream boundary of the transition zone, including all tidal tributaries that enter the tidal freshwater James River.

James River transition zone upstream boundary – N37° 14' 28.25"/W76° 56' 44.47" (at Tettington) to N37° 13' 38.56"/W76° 56' 47.13" (0.3 miles downstream of Sloop Point).

Chickahominy River transition zone upstream boundary – N37° 25' 44.79"/W77° 1' 41.76" (Holly Landing).

Transition zone downstream boundary – N37° 12' 7.23"/W76° 37' 34.70" (near Carters Grove Home, 1.25 miles downstream of Grove Creek) to N37° 9' 17.23"/W76° 40' 13.45" (0.7 miles upstream of Hunnicutt Creek). All tidal waters that enter the transition zone are themselves transition zone waters.

Estuarine waters are from the downstream transition zone boundary to the mouth of the James River (Buoy 25) including all tidal tributaries that enter the estuarine waters of the James River.

4. Potomac Basin. Tidal freshwater includes all tidal tributaries that enter the Potomac River from its fall line at the Chain Bridge (N38° 55' 46.28"/W77° 6' 59.23") to the upstream transition zone boundary near Quantico, Virginia.

Transition zone includes all tidal tributaries that enter the Potomac River from N38° 31' 27.05"/W77° 17' 7.06" (midway between Shipping Point and Quantico Pier) to N38° 23' 22.78"/W77° 1' 45.50" (one mile southeast of Mathias Point).

Estuarine waters includes all tidal tributaries that enter the Potomac River from the downstream transition zone boundary to the mouth of the Potomac River (Buoy 44B).

5. Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and small coastal basins. Estuarine waters include the Atlantic Ocean tidal tributaries, and the Chesapeake Bay and its small coastal basins from the Virginia state line to the mouth of the bay (a line from Cape Henry drawn through Buoys 3 and 8 to Fishermans Island), and its tidal tributaries, excluding the Potomac tributaries and those tributaries listed in subdivisions 1 through 4 of this subsection.

6. Chowan River Basin. Tidal freshwater includes the Northwest River and its tidal tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to the free flowing portion, the Blackwater River and its tidal tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to the end of tidal waters at approximately state route 611 at river mile 20.90, the Nottoway River and its tidal tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to the end of tidal waters at approximately Route 674, and the North Landing River and its tidal tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to the Great Bridge Lock.

Transition zone includes Back Bay and its tributaries in the City of Virginia Beach to the Virginia-North Carolina state line.

D. Site-specific modifications to numerical water quality criteria.

1. The board may consider site-specific modifications to numerical water quality criteria in subsection B of this section where the applicant or permittee demonstrates that the alternate numerical water quality criteria are sufficient to protect all designated uses (see 9VAC25-260-10) of that particular surface water segment or body.

2. Any demonstration for site-specific human health criteria shall be restricted to a reevaluation of the bioconcentration or bioaccumulation properties of the pollutant. The exceptions to this restriction are for site-specific criteria for taste, odor, and aesthetic compounds noted by double asterisks in subsection B of this section and nitrates.

3. Procedures for promulgation and review of site-specific modifications to numerical water quality criteria resulting from subdivisions 1 and 2 of this subsection.

a. Proposals describing the details of the site-specific study shall be submitted to the board's staff for approval prior to commencing the study.

b. Any site-specific modification shall be promulgated as a regulation in accordance with the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). All site-specific modifications shall be listed in 9VAC25-260-310 (Special standards and requirements).

E. Variances to water quality standards.

1. A variance from numeric criteria may be granted to a discharger if it can be demonstrated that one or more of the conditions in 9VAC25-260-10 H limit the attainment of one or more specific designated uses.

a. Variances shall apply only to the discharger to whom they are granted and shall be reevaluated and either continued, modified, or revoked at the time of permit issuance. At that time the permittee shall make a showing that the conditions for granting the variance still apply.

b. Variances shall be described in the public notice published for the permit. The decision to approve a variance shall be subject to the public participation requirements of the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation, 9VAC25-31.

c. Variances shall not prevent the maintenance and protection of existing uses or exempt the discharger or regulated activity from compliance with other appropriate technology or water quality-based limits or best management practices.

d. Variances granted under this section shall not apply to new discharges.

e. Variances shall be submitted by the department's Division of Scientific Research or its successors to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval or disapproval.

f. A list of variances granted shall be maintained by the department's Division of Scientific Research or its successors.

2. None of the variances in this subsection shall apply to the halogen ban section (9VAC25-260-110) or temperature criteria in 9VAC25-260-50 if superseded by § 316(a) of the Clean Water Act requirements. No variances in this subsection shall apply to the criteria that are designed to protect human health from carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic toxic effects (subsection B of this section) with the exception of the metals, and the taste, odor, and aesthetic compounds noted by double asterisks and nitrates, listed in subsection B of this section.

F. Water effect ratio.

1. A water effects ratio (WER) shall be determined by measuring the effect of receiving water (as it is or will be affected by any discharges) on the bioavailability or toxicity of a metal by using standard test organisms and a metal to conduct toxicity tests simultaneously in receiving water and laboratory water. The ratio of toxicities of the metals in the two waters is the WER (toxicity in receiving water divided by toxicity in laboratory water equals WER). Once an acceptable WER for a metal is established, the numerical value for the metal in subsection B of this section is multiplied by the WER to produce an instream concentration that will protect designated uses. This instream concentration shall be utilized in permitting decisions.

2. The WER shall be assigned a value of 1.0 unless the applicant or permittee demonstrates to the department's satisfaction in a permit proceeding that another value is appropriate, or unless available data allow the department to compute a WER for the receiving waters. The applicant or permittee is responsible for proposing and conducting the study to develop a WER. The study may require multiple testing over several seasons. The applicant or permittee shall obtain the department's Division of Scientific Research or its successor approval of the study protocol and the final WER.

3. 9VAC25-31-230 C requires that permit limits for metals be expressed as total recoverable measurements. To that end, the study used to establish the WER may be based on total recoverable measurements of the metals.

4. The WER is established in a permit proceeding, shall be described in the public notice associated with the permit proceeding, and applies only to the applicant or permittee in that proceeding. The department's action to approve or disapprove a WER is a case decision, not an amendment to the present regulation.

The decision to approve or disapprove a WER shall be subject to the public participation requirements of Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Regulation, Part IV (9VAC25-31-260 et seq.). A list of final WERs will be maintained by the department's Division of Scientific Research or its successor.

5. A WER shall not be used for the freshwater and saltwater chronic mercury criteria or the freshwater acute and chronic selenium criteria.

G. Biotic Ligand Model for copper. On a case-by-case basis Where the board determines that a sufficient dataset of input parameters is available, EPA's 2007 copper criteria (EPA-822-F-07-001) biotic ligand model (BLM) for copper may shall be used to determine alternate the applicable copper criteria for freshwater sites. The BLM is a bioavailability model that uses receiving water characteristics to develop site-specific criteria. Site-specific data for 10 parameters are needed to use the BLM. These parameters are temperature, pH, dissolved organic carbon, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate, chloride, and alkalinity. If sufficient data for these parameters are available, the BLM can be used to calculate alternate criteria values for the copper criteria. The Where the board determines that a sufficient dataset of input parameters is available, the BLM would shall be used instead of the hardness-based criteria and takes the place of the hardness adjustment and the WER. A WER will not be applicable with the BLM.

9VAC25-260-185 Criteria to protect designated uses from the impacts of nutrients and suspended sediment in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries

A. Dissolved oxygen. The dissolved oxygen criteria in the following table apply to all Chesapeake Bay waters according to their specified designated use and supersede the dissolved oxygen criteria in 9VAC25-260-50.

Designated Use

Criteria Concentration/Duration

Temporal Application

Migratory fish spawning and nursery

7-day mean ≥ 6 mg/l (tidal habitats with 0-0.5 ppt salinity)

February 1 - May 31

Instantaneous minimum ≥ 5 mg/l

Open water1

30-day mean ≥ 5.5 mg/l (tidal habitats with 0-0.5 ppt salinity)

year-round2

30-day mean ≥ 5 mg/l (tidal habitats with > 0.5 ppt salinity)

7-day mean ≥ 4 mg/l

Instantaneous minimum ≥ 3.2 mg/l at temperatures < 29°C

Instantaneous minimum ≥ 4.3 mg/l at temperatures ≥ 29°C

Deep water

30-day mean ≥ 3 mg/l

June 1 - September 30

1-day mean ≥ 2.3 mg/l

Instantaneous minimum ≥ 1.7 mg/l

Deep channel

Instantaneous minimum ≥ 1 mg/l

June 1 - September 30

1In applying this open water instantaneous criterion to the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries where the existing water quality for dissolved oxygen exceeds an instantaneous minimum of 3.2 mg/l, that higher water quality for dissolved oxygen shall be provided antidegradation protection in accordance with 9VAC25-260-30 A 2.

2Open-water dissolved oxygen criteria attainment is assessed separately over two time periods: summer (June 1- September 30) and nonsummer (October 1-May 31) months.

B. Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and water clarity. Attainment of the shallow-water submerged aquatic vegetation designated use shall be determined using any one of the following criteria:

Designated Use

Chesapeake Bay Program Segment

SAV Acres1

Percent Light-Through-Water2

Water Clarity Acres1

Temporal Application

Shallow water submerged aquatic vegetation use

CB5MH

7,633

22%

14,514

April 1 - October 31

CB6PH

1,267

22%

3,168

March 1 - November 30

CB7PH

15,107

22%

34,085

March 1 - November 30

CB8PH

11

22%

28

March 1 - November 30

POTTF

2,093

13%

5,233

April 1 - October 31

POTOH

1,503

13%

3,758

April 1 - October 31

POTMH

4,250

22%

10,625

April 1 - October 31

RPPTF

66

13%

165

April 1 - October 31

RPPOH

4

13%

10

April 1 - October 31

RPPMH

1700 5,380

22%

5000 13,450

April 1 - October 31

CRRMH

768

22%

1,920

April 1 - October 31

PIAMH

3,479

22%

8,014

April 1 - October 31

MPNTF

85

13%

213

April 1 - October 31

MPNOH

-

-

-

-

PMKTF

187

13%

468

April 1 - October 31

PMKOH

-

-

-

-

YRKMH

239

22%

598

April 1 - October 31

YRKPH

2,793

22%

6,982

March 1 - November 30

MOBPH

15,901

22%

33,990

March 1 - November 30

JMSTF2

200 266

13%

500 665

April 1 - October 31

JMSTF1

1000 1,333

13%

2500 3,332

April 1 - October 31

APPTF

379

13%

948

April 1 - October 31

JMSOH

15

13%

38

April 1 - October 31

CHKOH

535

13%

1,338

April 1 - October 31

JMSMH

200 531

22%

500 1,328

April 1 - October 31

JMSPH

300 604

22%

750 1,510

March 1 - November 30

WBEMH

-

-

-

-

SBEMH

-

-

-

-

EBEMH

-

-

-

-

ELIPH

-

-

-

-

LYNPH

107

22%

268

March 1 - November 30

POCOH

-

-

-

-

POCMH

4,066

22%

9,368

April 1 - October 31

TANMH

13,579

22%

22,064

April 1 - October 31

1The assessment period for SAV and water clarity acres shall be the single best year in the most recent three consecutive years. When three consecutive years of data are not available, a minimum of three years within the data assessment window shall be used.

2Percent light-through-water = 100e(-KdZ) where Kd is water column light attenuation coefficient and can be measured directly or converted from a measured secchi depth where Kd = 1.45/secchi depth. Z = depth at location of measurement of Kd.

C. Chlorophyll a.

Designated Use

Chlorophyll a Narrative Criterion

Temporal Application

Open water

Concentrations of chlorophyll a in free-floating microscopic aquatic plants (algae) shall not exceed levels that result in undesirable or nuisance aquatic plant life or render tidal waters unsuitable for the propagation and growth of a balanced, indigenous population of aquatic life or otherwise result in ecologically undesirable water quality conditions such as reduced water clarity, low dissolved oxygen, food supply imbalances, proliferation of species deemed potentially harmful to aquatic life or humans, or aesthetically objectionable conditions.

March 1 - September 30

See 9VAC25-260-310 special standard bb for numerical chlorophyll criteria for the tidal James River.

D. Implementation.

1. Chesapeake Bay program segmentation scheme as described in Chesapeake Bay Program, 2004 Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segmentation Scheme-Revisions, Decisions and Rationales: 1983–2003, CBP/TRS 268/04, EPA 903-R-04-008, Chesapeake Bay Program, Annapolis, Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bay Program published 2005 addendum (CBP/TRS 278-06; EPA 903-R-05-004) is listed in the following table and shall be used as the spatial assessment unit to determine attainment of the criteria in this section for each designated use.

Chesapeake Bay Segment Description

Segment Name1

Chesapeake Bay Segment Description

Segment Name1

Lower Central Chesapeake Bay

CB5MH

Mobjack Bay

MOBPH

Western Lower Chesapeake Bay

CB6PH

Upper Tidal Fresh James River

JMSTF2

Eastern Lower Chesapeake Bay

CB7PH

Lower Tidal Fresh James River

JMSTF1

Mouth of the Chesapeake Bay

CB8PH

Appomattox River

APPTF

Upper Potomac River

POTTF

Middle James River

JMSOH

Middle Potomac River

POTOH

Chickahominy River

CHKOH

Lower Potomac River

POTMH

Lower James River

JMSMH

Upper Rappahannock River

RPPTF

Mouth of the James River

JMSPH

Middle Rappahannock River

RPPOH

Western Branch Elizabeth River

WBEMH

Lower Rappahannock River

RPPMH

Southern Branch Elizabeth River

SBEMH

Corrotoman River

CRRMH

Eastern Branch Elizabeth River

EBEMH

Piankatank River

PIAMH

Lafayette River

LAFMH

Upper Mattaponi River

MPNTF

Mouth of the Elizabeth River

ELIPH

Lower Mattaponi River

MPNOH

Lynnhaven River

LYNPH

Upper Pamunkey River

PMKTF

Middle Pocomoke River

POCOH

Lower Pamunkey River

PMKOH

Lower Pocomoke River

POCMH

Middle York River

YRKMH

Tangier Sound

TANMH

Lower York River

YRKPH

1First three letters of segment name represent Chesapeake Bay segment description, letters four and five represent the salinity regime of that segment (TF = Tidal Fresh, OH = Oligohaline, MH = Mesohaline, and PH = Polyhaline) and a sixth space is reserved for subdivisions of that segment.

2. The assessment period shall be the most recent three consecutive years. When three consecutive years of data are not available, a minimum of three years within the data assessment window shall be used.

3. Attainment of these criteria shall be assessed through comparison of the generated cumulative frequency distribution of the monitoring data to the applicable criteria reference curve for each designated use. If the monitoring data cumulative frequency curve is completely contained inside the reference curve, then the segment is in attainment of the designated use. The reference curves and procedures to be followed are published in the USEPA, Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries, EPA 903-R-03-002, April 2003 and the 2004 (EPA 903-R-03-002 October 2004), 2007 (CBP/TRS 285/07, EPA 903-R-07-003), 2007 (CBP/TRS 288/07, EPA 903-R-07-005), 2008 (CBP/TRS 290-08, EPA 903-R-08-001), 2010 (CBP/TRS 301-10, EPA 903-R-10-002), and 2017 (CBP/TRS 320-17, EPA 903-R-17-002) addenda. An exception to this requirement is in measuring attainment of the SAV and water clarity acres, which are compared directly to the criteria.

9VAC25-260-187 Criteria for man-made lakes and reservoirs to protect aquatic life and recreational designated uses from the impacts of nutrients

A. The criteria in subsection B of this section apply to the man-made lakes and reservoirs listed in this section. Additional man-made lakes and reservoirs may be added as new reservoirs are constructed or monitoring data become available from outside groups or future agency monitoring.

B. Whether or not algicide treatments are used, the chlorophyll a criteria apply to all waters on the list. The total phosphorus criteria apply only if a specific man-made lake or reservoir received algicide treatment during the monitoring and assessment period of April 1 through October 31.

The 90th percentile of the chlorophyll a data collected at one meter or less within the lacustrine portion of the man-made lake or reservoir between April 1 and October 31 shall not exceed the chlorophyll a criterion for that waterbody in each of the two most recent monitoring years that chlorophyll a data are available. For a waterbody that received algicide treatment, the median of the total phosphorus data collected at one meter or less within the lacustrine portion of the man-made lake or reservoir between April 1 and October 31 shall not exceed the total phosphorus criterion in each of the two most recent monitoring years that total phosphorus data are available.

Monitoring data used for assessment shall be from sampling location(s) within the lacustrine portion where observations are evenly distributed over the seven months from April 1 through October 31 and are in locations that are representative, either individually or collectively, of the condition of the man-made lake or reservoir.

Man-made Lake or Reservoir Name

Location

Chlorophyll a (μg/L)

Total Phosphorus (μg/L)

Abel Lake

Stafford County

35

40

Airfield Pond

Sussex County

35

40

Amelia Lake

Amelia County

35

40

Aquia Reservoir (Smith Lake)

Stafford County

35

40

Bark Camp Lake (Corder Bottom Lake, Lee/Scott/Wise Lake)

Scott County

35

40

Beaver Creek Reservoir

Albemarle County

35

40

Beaverdam Creek Reservoir (Beaverdam Reservoir)

Bedford County

35

40

Beaverdam Reservoir

Loudoun County

35

40

Bedford Reservoir (Stony Creek Reservoir)

Bedford County

35

40

Big Cherry Lake

Wise County

35

40

Breckenridge Reservoir

Prince William County

35

40

Briery Creek Lake

Prince Edward County

35

40

Brunswick Lake (County Pond)

Brunswick County

35

40

Burke Lake

Fairfax County

60

40

Carvin Cove Reservoir

Botetourt County

35

40

Cherrystone Reservoir

Pittsylvania County

35

40

Chickahominy Lake

Charles City County

35

40

Chris Green Lake

Albemarle County

35

40

Claytor Lake

Pulaski County

25

20

Clifton Forge Reservoir (Smith Creek Reservoir)

Alleghany County

35

20

Coles Run Reservoir

Augusta County

10

10

Curtis Lake

Stafford County

60

40

Diascund Creek Reservoir

New Kent County

35

40

Douthat Lake

Bath County

25

20

Elkhorn Lake

Augusta County

10

10

Emporia Lake (Meherrin Reservoir)

Greensville County

35

40

Fairystone Lake

Henry County

35

40

Falling Creek Reservoir

Chesterfield County

35

40

Fluvanna Ruritan Lake

Fluvanna County

60

40

Fort Pickett Reservoir

Nottoway/Brunswick County

35

40

Gatewood Reservoir

Pulaski County

35

40

Georges Creek Reservoir

Pittsylvania County

35

40

Goose Creek Reservoir

Loudoun County

35

40

Graham Creek Reservoir

Amherst County

35

40

Great Creek Reservoir

Lawrenceville

35

40

Harrison Lake

Charles City County

35

40

Harwood Mills Reservoir

York County

60

40

Hidden Valley Lake

Washington County

35

40

Hogan Lake

Pulaski County

35

40

Holiday Lake

Appomattox County

35

40

Hungry Mother Lake

Smyth County

35

40

Hunting Run Reservoir

Spotsylvania County

35

40

J. W. Flannagan Reservoir

Dickenson County

25

20

Kerr Reservoir, Virginia portion (Buggs Island Lake)

Halifax County

25

30

Keysville Reservoir

Charlotte County

35

40

Lake Albemarle

Albemarle County

35

40

Lake Anna

Louisa County, Spotsylvania, Orange Counties

25

30

Lake Arrowhead

Page County

35

40

Lake Burnt Mills

Isle of Wight County

60

40

Lake Chesdin

Chesterfield County

35

40

Lake Cohoon

Suffolk City

60

40

Lake Conner

Halifax County

35

40

Lake Frederick

Frederick County

35

40

Lake Gaston, (Virginia portion)

Brunswick County

25

30

Lake Gordon

Mecklenburg County

35

40

Lake Keokee

Lee County

35

40

Lake Kilby

Suffolk City

60

40

Lake Lawson

Virginia Beach City

60

40

Lake Manassas

Prince William County

35

40

Lake Meade

Suffolk City

60

40

Lake Moomaw

Bath County

10

10

Lake Mooney

Stafford County

25

40

Lake Nelson

Nelson County

60

40

Lake Nottoway (Lee Lake, Nottoway Lake)

Nottoway County

35

40

Lake Orange

Orange County

60

40

Lake Pelham

Culpeper County

35

40

Lake Prince

Suffolk City

60

40

Lake Robertson

Rockbridge County

35

40

Lake Smith

Virginia Beach City

60

40

Lake Whitehurst

Norfolk City

60

40

Lake Wright

Norfolk City

60

40

Lakeview Reservoir

Chesterfield County

35

40

Laurel Bed Lake

Russell County

35

40

Lee Hall Reservoir (Newport News Reservoir)

Newport News City

60

40

Leesville Reservoir

Bedford County

25

30

Little Creek Reservoir

Virginia Beach City

60

40

Little Creek Reservoir

James City County

25

30

Little River Reservoir

Montgomery County

35

40

Lone Star Lake F (Crystal Lake)

Suffolk City

60

40

Lone Star Lake G (Crane Lake)

Suffolk City

60

40

Lone Star Lake I (Butler Lake)

Suffolk City

60

40

Lunga Reservoir

Prince William County

35

40

Lunenburg Beach Lake (Victoria Lake)

Town of Victoria

35

40

Martinsville Reservoir (Beaver Creek Reservoir)

Henry County

35

40

Mill Creek Reservoir

Amherst County

35

40

Modest Creek Reservoir

Town of Victoria

35

40

Motts Run Reservoir

Spotsylvania County

25

30

Mount Jackson Reservoir

Shenandoah County

35

40

Mountain Run Lake

Culpeper County

35

40

Ni Reservoir

Spotsylvania County

35

40

North Fork Pound Reservoir

Wise County

35

40

Northeast Creek Reservoir

Louisa County

35

40

Occoquan Reservoir

Fairfax County

35

40

Pedlar Lake

Amherst County

25

20

Philpott Reservoir

Henry County

25

30

Phelps Creek Reservoir (Brookneal Reservoir)

Campbell County

35

40

Powhatan Lakes (Upper and Lower)

Powhatan County

35

40

Ragged Mountain Reservoir

Albemarle County

35

40

Rivanna Reservoir (South Fork Rivanna Reservoir)

Albemarle County

35

40

Roaring Fork

Pittsylvania County

35

40

Rural Retreat Lake

Wythe County

35

40

Sandy River Reservoir

Prince Edward County

35

40

Shenandoah Lake

Rockingham County

35

40

Silver Lake

Rockingham County

35

40

Smith Mountain Lake

Bedford County

25

30

South Holston Reservoir

Washington County

25

20

Speights Run Lake

Suffolk City

60

40

Spring Hollow Reservoir

Roanoke County

25

20

Staunton Dam Lake

Augusta County

35

40

Stonehouse Creek Reservoir

Amherst County

60

40

Strasburg Reservoir

Shenandoah County

35

40

Stumpy Lake

Virginia Beach

60

40

Sugar Hollow Reservoir

Albemarle County

25

20

Swift Creek Lake

Chesterfield County

35

40

Swift Creek Reservoir

Chesterfield County

35

40

Switzer Lake

Rockingham County

10

10

Talbott Reservoir

Patrick County

35

40

Thrashers Creek Reservoir

Amherst County

35

40

Totier Creek Reservoir

Albemarle County

35

40

Townes Reservoir

Patrick County

25

20

Troublesome Creek Reservoir

Buckingham County

35

40

Waller Mill Reservoir

York County

25

30

Western Branch Reservoir

Suffolk City

25

20

Wise Reservoir

Wise County

25

20

C. When the board determines that the applicable criteria in subsection B of this section for a specific man-made lake or reservoir are exceeded, the board shall consult with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regarding the status of the fishery in determining whether or not the designated use for that waterbody is being attained. If the designated use of the subject waterbody is not being attained, the board shall assess the waterbody as impaired in accordance with § 62.1-44.19:5 of the Code of Virginia. If the designated use is being attained, the board shall assess the waterbody as impaired in accordance with § 62.1-44.19:5 of the Code of Virginia until site-specific criteria are adopted and become effective for that waterbody.

D. If the nutrient criteria specified for a man-made lake or reservoir in subsection B of this section do not provide for the attainment and maintenance of the water quality standards of downstream waters as required in 9VAC25-260-10 C, the nutrient criteria herein may be modified on a site-specific basis to protect the water quality standards of downstream waters.

9VAC25-260-310 Special standards and requirements

The special standards are shown in small letters to correspond to lettering in the basin tables. The special standards are as follows:

a. Shellfish waters. In all open ocean or estuarine waters capable of propagating shellfish or in specific areas where public or leased private shellfish beds are present, including those waters on which condemnation classifications are established by the Virginia Department of Health, the following criteria for fecal coliform bacteria will apply:

The geometric mean fecal coliform value for a sampling station shall not exceed an MPN (most probable number) or MF (membrane filtration using mTEC culture media) of 14 per 100 milliliters (ml) of sample and the estimated 90th percentile shall not exceed an MPN of 43 per 100 ml for a 5-tube decimal dilution test or an MPN of 49 per 100 ml for a 3-tube decimal dilution test or MF test of 31 CFU (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

The shellfish area is not to be so contaminated by radionuclides, pesticides, herbicides, or fecal material that the consumption of shellfish might be hazardous.

b. Policy for the Potomac Embayments. At its meeting on September 12, 1996, the board adopted a policy (9VAC25-415. Policy for the Potomac Embayments) to control point source discharges of conventional pollutants into the Virginia embayment waters of the Potomac River, and their tributaries, from the fall line at Chain Bridge in Arlington County to the Route 301 bridge in King George County. The policy sets effluent limits for BOD5, total suspended solids, phosphorus, and ammonia, to protect the water quality of these high profile waterbodies.

c. Canceled.

d. Canceled.

e. Canceled.

f. Canceled.

g. Occoquan watershed policy. At its meeting on July 26, 1971 (Minute 10), the board adopted a comprehensive pollution abatement and water quality management policy for the Occoquan watershed. The policy set stringent treatment and discharge requirements in order to improve and protect water quality, particularly since the waters are an important water supply for Northern Virginia. Following a public hearing on November 20, 1980, the board, at its December 10-12, 1980, meeting, adopted as of February 1, 1981, revisions to this policy (Minute 20). These revisions became effective March 4, 1981. Additional amendments were made following a public hearing on August 22, 1990, and adopted by the board at its September 24, 1990, meeting (Minute 24) and became effective on December 5, 1990. Copies are available upon request from the Department of Environmental Quality.

h. Canceled.

i. Canceled.

j. Canceled.

k. Canceled.

l. Canceled.

m. The following effluent limitations apply to wastewater treatment facilities treating an organic nutrient source in the entire Chickahominy watershed above Walker's Dam (this excludes discharges consisting solely of stormwater):

CONSTITUENT

CONCENTRATION

1. Biochemical oxygen demand 5-day

6 mg/l monthly average, with not more than 5% of individual samples to exceed 8 mg/l.

2. Settleable solids

Not to exceed 0.1 ml/l monthly average.

3. Suspended solids

5.0 mg/l monthly average, with not more than 5% of individual samples to exceed 7.5 mg/l.

4. Ammonia nitrogen

Not to exceed 2.0 mg/l monthly average as N.

5. Total phosphorus

Not to exceed 0.10 mg/l monthly average for all discharges with the exception of Tyson Foods, Inc., which shall meet 0.30 mg/l monthly average and 0.50 mg/l daily maximum.

6. Other physical and chemical constituents

Other physical or chemical constituents not specifically mentioned will be covered by additional specifications as conditions detrimental to the stream arise. The specific mention of items 1 through 5 does not necessarily mean that the addition of other physical or chemical constituents will be condoned.

n. No sewage discharges, regardless of degree of treatment, should be allowed into the James River between Bosher and Williams Island Dams.

o. The concentration and total amount of impurities in Tuckahoe Creek and its tributaries of sewage origin shall be limited to those amounts from sewage, industrial wastes, and other wastes that are now present in the stream from natural sources and from existing discharges in the watershed.

p. Canceled.

q. Canceled.

r. Canceled.

s. Canceled.

t. Canceled.

u. Maximum temperature for the New River Basin from the Virginia-West Virginia state line upstream to the Giles-Montgomery County line:

The maximum temperature shall be 27°C (81°F) unless caused by natural conditions; the maximum rise above natural temperatures shall not exceed 2.8°C (5°F).

This maximum temperature limit of 81°F was established in the 1970 water quality standards amendments so that Virginia temperature criteria for the New River would be consistent with those of West Virginia, since the stream flows into that state.

v. The maximum temperature of the New River and its tributaries (except trout waters) from the Montgomery-Giles County line upstream to the Virginia-North Carolina state line shall be 29°C (84°F).

w. Canceled.

x. Clinch River from the confluence of Dumps Creek at river mile 268 at Carbo downstream to river mile 255.4. The special water quality criteria for copper (measured as total recoverable) in this section of the Clinch River are 12.4 μg/l for protection from chronic effects and 19.5 μg/l for protection from acute effects. These site-specific criteria are needed to provide protection to several endangered species of freshwater mussels.

y. Tidal freshwater Potomac River and tidal tributaries that enter the tidal freshwater Potomac River from Cockpit Point (below Occoquan Bay) to the fall line at Chain Bridge. During November 1 through February 14 of each year the 30-day average concentration of total ammonia nitrogen (in mg N/L) shall not exceed, more than once every three years on the average, the following chronic ammonia criterion:

(

0.0577

+

2.487

)

x 1.45(100.028(25-MAX))

1 + 107.688-pH

1 + 10pH-7.688

MAX = temperature in °C or 7, whichever is greater.

The default design flow for calculating steady state wasteload allocations for this chronic ammonia criterion is the 30Q10, unless statistically valid methods are employed which demonstrate compliance with the duration and return frequency of this water quality criterion. Canceled.

z. A site specific dissolved copper aquatic life criterion of 16.3 μg/l for protection from acute effects and 10.5 μg/l for protection from chronic effects applies in the following area:

Little Creek to the Route 60 (Shore Drive) bridge including Little Channel, Desert Cove, Fishermans Cove, and Little Creek Cove.

Hampton Roads Harbor including the waters within the boundary lines formed by I-664 (Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel) and I-64 (Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel), Willoughby Bay, and the Elizabeth River and its tidal tributaries.

This criterion reflects the acute and chronic copper aquatic life criterion for saltwater in 9VAC25-260-140 B X a water effect ratio. The water effect ratio was derived in accordance with 9VAC25-260-140 F.

aa. The following site-specific dissolved oxygen criteria apply to the tidal Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers and their tidal tributaries because of seasonal lower dissolved oxygen concentration due to the natural oxygen depleting processes present in the extensive surrounding tidal wetlands. These criteria apply June 1 through September 30 to Chesapeake Bay segments MPNTF, MPNOH, PMKTF, PMKOH and are implemented in accordance with subsection D of 9VAC25-260-185. These criteria supersede the open water criteria listed in subsection A of 9VAC25-260-185.

Designated use

Criteria Concentration/Duration

Temporal Application

Open water

30 day mean ≥ 4.0 mg/l

June 1 - September 30

Instantaneous minimum ≥ 3.2 mg/l at temperatures <29°C

Instantaneous minimum ≥ 4.3 mg/l at temperatures ≥ 29°C

A site-specific pH criterion of 5.0-8.0 applies to the tidal freshwater Mattaponi Chesapeake Bay segment MPNTF to reflect natural conditions.

bb. The following site-specific seasonal mean criteria should not be exceeded in the specified tidal James River segment more than twice in six years. Should consecutive exceedances of the same seasonal mean criterion occur in a waterbody segment after the effective date, January 9, 2020, of these chlorophyll a criteria, the department will examine additional lines of evidence, including the occurrence of harmful algae blooms, physicochemical monitoring and phytoplankton datasets, and fish kill reports in the evaluation of the appropriate assessment category for the waterbody segment. The department will develop guidance for inclusion in the Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual to address evaluating the appropriate assessment category when consecutive exceedances of the same seasonal mean criterion occur. The department will determine if additional monitoring for harmful algal blooms is warranted.

Designated Use

Chlorophyll a µ/l

Chesapeake Bay Program Segment

Temporal Application

Open water

8

JMSTF2

March 1 - May 31

(spring)

10

JMSTF1

13

JMSOH

7

JMSMH

8

JMSPH

21

JMSTF2

July 1 - September 30

(summer)

24

JMSTF1

11

JMSOH

7

JMSMH

7

JMSPH

The following site-specific chlorophyll a concentrations at the specified duration should not be exceeded more than 10% of the time over six summer seasons in the specified area of the tidal James River. These criteria protect against aquatic life effects due to harmful algal blooms. Such effects have not been documented in the upper portion of JMSTF2 or in JMSOH.

Chlorophyll a µg/l

Chesapeake Bay Program Segment

Spatial Application

Duration

--

JMSTF2

Upstream boundary of JMSTF2 to river mile 95

--

52

JMSTF2

River mile 95 to downstream boundary of JMSTF2

1-month median

52

JMSTF1

Upstream boundary of JMSTF1 to river mile 67

1-month median

34

JMSTF1

River mile 67 to downstream boundary of JMSTF1

1-month median

--

JMSOH

Entire segment

--

59

JMSMH

Entire segment

1-day median

20

JMSPH

Entire segment

1-day median

(1) The site-specific numerical chlorophyll a criteria apply to the tidal James River segments (excludes tributaries) JMSTF2, JMSTF1, JMSOH, JMSMH, and JMSPH, the boundaries of which are described in EPA 903-R-05-004.

(2) For segments JMSOH, JMSMH, and JMSPH, the median of same-day samples collected one meter or less in a segment should be calculated to represent the chlorophyll a expression of a segment over that day, and the median of same-month chlorophyll a values should be calculated to represent the chlorophyll a expression of a segment over that month. The seasonal geometric mean shall be calculated from the monthly chlorophyll a values for a segment.

(3) For segment JMSTF2, chlorophyll a data collected in the "upper zone" (from the upstream boundary at the fall line to approximately river mile 95 (N37° 23' 15.27" / W77° 18' 45.05" to N37° 23' 19.31" / W77° 18' 54.03")) should be pooled, in the manner described in subdivision bb (2) of this section, separately from chlorophyll a data collected in the "lower zone" (from river mile 95 to the downstream boundary of JMSTF2). The seasonal geometric mean for each of these zones should be calculated from their respective monthly chlorophyll a values. To calculate the seasonal segment-wide geometric mean, an area-weighted average of the zonal geometric means should be calculated using the following equation:

Upper Zone Geometric Mean x 0.41 + Lower Zone Geometric Mean x 0.59

(4) For segment JMSTF1, chlorophyll a data collected in the "upper zone" (from the upstream boundary of JMSTF1 to approximately river mile 67 (N37° 17' 46.21" / W77° 7' 9.55" to N37° 18' 58.94" / W77° 6' 57.14")) should be pooled, in the manner described in subdivision bb (2) of this section, separately from chlorophyll a data collected in the "lower zone" (between river mile 67 to the downstream boundary of JMSTF1). The seasonal geometric mean for each of these zones should be calculated from their respective monthly chlorophyll a values. To calculate the seasonal segment-wide geometric mean, an area-weighted average of the zonal geometric means should be calculated using the following equation:

Upper Zone Geometric Mean x 0.49 + Lower Zone Geometric Mean x 0.51

cc. For Mountain Lake in Giles County, chlorophyll a shall not exceed 6 µg/L at a depth of six meters and orthophosphate-P shall not exceed 8 µg/L at a depth of one meter or less.

dd. For Lake Drummond, located within the boundaries of Chesapeake and Suffolk in the Great Dismal Swamp, chlorophyll a shall not exceed 35 µg/L and total phosphorus shall not exceed 40 µg/L at a depth of one meter or less.

ee. Maximum temperature for these seasonally stockable trout waters is 26°C and applies May 1 through October 31.

ff. Maximum temperature for these seasonally stockable trout waters is 28°C and applies May 1 through October 31.

gg. Little Calfpasture River from the Goshen Dam to 0.76 miles above its confluence with the Calfpasture River has a stream condition index (A Stream Condition Index for Virginia Non-Coastal Streams, September 2003, Tetra Tech, Inc.) of at least 20.5 to protect the subcategory of aquatic life that exists in this river section as a result of the hydrologic modification. From 0.76 miles to 0.02 miles above its confluence with the Calfpasture River, aquatic life conditions are expected to gradually recover and meet the general aquatic life uses at 0.02 miles above its confluence with the Calfpasture River.

hh. Maximum temperature for these seasonally stockable trout waters is 31°C and applies May 1 through October 31.

ii. In the wadeable portions of the mainstem sections of the Shenandoah River, North Fork Shenandoah River, and South Fork Shenandoah River listed below, a determination of persistent nuisance filamentous algae impeding the recreation use should be made when exceedances of the specified benthic chlorophyll-a concentration thresholds occur in more than one recreation season (May 1 to October 31) in three years. "Wadeable" constitutes a stream that can be crossed and sampled safely during a given sampling event occurring within the recreation season.

Segment

Two-Month Median (mg/m2)

Seasonal Median (mg/m2)

Shenandoah River from its confluence of the North Fork and South Fork Shenandoah Rivers downstream to the Virginia/West Virginia state line

150

100

North Fork Shenandoah River from its confluence with Fort Run downstream to its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River

150

100

South Fork Shenandoah River from its confluence with the North and South Rivers downstream to its confluence with the North Fork Shenandoah River

150

100

9VAC25-260-390 Potomac River Basin (Potomac River Subbasin)

Potomac River Subbasin

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

II

a

Tidal tributaries of the Potomac River from Smith Point to Upper Machodoc Creek (Baber Point).

1a

III

All free flowing portions of tributaries to the Potomac River from Smith Point to the Route 301 Bridge in King George County unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 1a

Mattox Creek and its tributaries from the head of tidal waters to their headwaters.

Monroe Creek and tributaries from the head of tidal waters at Route 658 to their headwaters.

Pine Hill Creek and its tributaries from the confluence with Rosier Creek to their headwaters.

Popes Creek and Canal Swamp (a tributary to the tidal portion of Popes Creek) and their tributaries from the head of tidal waters to their respective headwaters.

1b

III

b

All free flowing portions of tributaries to the Potomac River from the Route 301 Bridge in King George County to, and including, Potomac Creek, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

1c

III

PWS,b

Potomac Creek and its tributaries from the Stafford County water supply dam (Abel Lake Reservoir) to their headwaters.

2

II

a

Tidal Upper Machodoc Creek and the tidal portions of its tributaries.

2a

III

Free flowing portions of Upper Machodoc Creek and its tributaries.

3

II

b

Tidal portions of the tributaries to the Potomac River from the Route 301 Bridge in King George County to Marlboro Point.

4

II

b

Tidal portions of the tributaries to the Potomac River from Marlboro Point to Brent Point (to include Aquia Creek and its tributaries).

4a

III

b

Free flowing portions of tributaries to the Potomac River in Section 4 up to the Aquia Sanitary District Water Impoundment.

4b

III

PWS,b

Aquia Creek from the Aquia Sanitary District Water Impoundment, and other tributaries into the impoundment, including Beaverdam Run and the Lunga Reservoir upstream to their headwaters.

5

II

b

Tidal portions of tributaries to the Potomac River from Brent Point to Shipping Point, including tidal portions of Chopawamsic Creek and its tidal tributaries.

5a

III

b

Free flowing portions of Chopawamsic Creek and its tributaries upstream to Quantico Marine Base water supply dam.

5b

III

PWS,b

Chopawamsic Creek and its tributaries above the Quantico Marine Base water supply intakes at the Gray and Breckenridge Reservoirs to their headwaters.

6

II

b, y

Tidal portions of tributaries to the Potomac River from Shipping Point to Chain Bridge.

7

III

b

Free flowing portions of tributaries to the Potomac River from Shipping Point to Chain Bridge, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

7a

III

g

Occoquan River and its tributaries to their headwaters above Fairfax County Water Authority's water supply impoundment, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

7b

III

PWS,g

The impounded waters of Occoquan River above the water supply dam of the Fairfax County Water Authority to backwater of the impoundment on Bull Run and Occoquan River, and the tributaries of Occoquan above the dam to points 5 miles above the dam.

7c

III

PWS,g

Broad Run and its tributaries above the water supply dam of the City of Manassas upstream to points 5 miles above the dam.

7d

(Deleted)

7e

III

PWS,g

Cedar Run and its tributaries from the Town of Warrenton's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream (Fauquier County).

7f

III

PWS,g

The Quantico Marine Base Camp Upshur and its tributaries' raw water intake on Cedar Run (located approximately 0.2 mile above its confluence with Lucky Run) to points 5 miles upstream.

7g

III

PWS,g

The proposed impounded waters of Licking Run above the multiple purpose impoundment structure in Licking Run near Midland (Fauquier County) upstream to points 5 miles above the proposed impoundment.

7h

III

PWS,g

The proposed impounded waters of Cedar Run above the proposed multiple purpose impoundment structure on the main stem of Cedar Run near Auburn (Fauquier County), to points 5 miles above the impoundment.

8

III

PWS

Tributaries to the Potomac River in Virginia between Chain Bridge and the Monacacy River from their confluence with the Potomac upstream 5 miles, to include Goose Creek to the City of Fairfax's raw water intake, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

8a

VI

PWS

Big Spring Creek and its tributaries in Loudoun County, from its confluence with the Potomac River upstream to their headwaters. (The temperature standard for natural trout water may be exceeded in the area above Big Spring and Little Spring at Routes 15 and 740 due to natural conditions). This section was given a PWS designation due to the Town of Leesburg's intake on the Potomac as referenced in Section 8b.

iii

Big Spring Creek from its confluence with the Potomac River upstream to Big Spring.

8b

III

PWS

Those portions of Virginia tributaries into the Potomac River that are within a 5 mile distance upstream of the Town of Leesburg's intake on the Potomac River, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.*

8c

III

PWS

Those portions of Virginia tributaries into the Potomac River that are within a 5 mile distance upstream of the County of Fairfax's intake on the Potomac River.*

9

III

Broad Run, Sugarland Run, Difficult Run, Tuscarora Creek, Sycolin Creek, and other streams tributary to streams in Section 8 from a point 5 miles above their confluence with the Potomac River to their headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

9a

III

PWS

All the impounded water of Goose Creek from the City of Fairfax's water supply dam upstream to backwater, and its tributaries above the dam to points 5 miles above the dam.

9b

III

PWS

The Town of Round Hill's (inactive-early 1980s) raw water intake at the Round Hill Reservoir, and including the two spring impoundments located northwest of the town on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

9c

III

PWS

Unnamed tributary to Goose Creek, from Camp Highroad's (inactive-late 1980s) raw water intake (Loudoun County) located in an old quarry to its headwaters.

9d

III

PWS

Sleeter Lake (Loudoun County).

10

III

Tributaries of the Potomac River from the Monacacy River to the West Virginia-Virginia state line in Loudoun County, from their confluence with the Potomac River upstream to their headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

10a

III

PWS

North Fork Catoctin Creek and its tributaries from Purcellville's raw water intake to their headwaters.

10b

III

South Fork Catoctin Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with the North Fork Catoctin Creek to its headwaters.

11

IV

pH-6.5-9.5

Tributaries of the Potomac River in Frederick and Clarke Counties, Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 11

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Back Creek (upper) from Rock Enon 4 miles upstream.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Back Creek (lower) from Route 600 to the mouth of Hogue Creek - 2 miles.

***

hh

Hogue Creek from Route 679 upstream 6 miles to the Forks below Route 612.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Opequon Creek (in Frederick County) from its confluence with Hoge Run upstream to the point at which Route 620 first crosses the stream.

vi

pH-6.5-9.6

Turkey Run (Frederick County) from its confluence with Opequon Creek 3.6 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 11

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Bear Garden Run from its confluence with Sleepy Creek 3.1 miles upstream.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Redbud Run from its confluence with Opequon Creek 4.4 miles upstream.

11a

IV

pH-6.5-9.5

Hot Run and its tributaries from its confluence with Opequon Creek to its headwaters.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 11a

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Clearbrook Run from its confluence with Hot Run 2.1 miles upstream.

12

IV

ESW-6

South Branch Potomac River and its tributaries, such as Strait Creek, and the North Fork River and its tributaries from the Virginia-West Virginia state line to their headwaters.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 12

vi

Frank Run from its confluence with the South Branch Potomac River 0.8 mile upstream.

vii

pH-6.5-9.5

South Branch Potomac River (in Highland County) from 69.2 miles above its confluence with the Potomac River 4.9 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 12

ii

Blights Run from its confluence with Laurel Fork (Highland County) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Buck Run (Highland County) from its confluence with Laurel Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Collins Run from its confluence with Laurel Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Laurel Fork (Highland County) from 1.9 miles above its confluence with the North Fork South Branch Potomac River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Laurel Run (Highland County) from its confluence with Strait Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Locust Spring Run from its confluence with Laurel Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Lost Run from its confluence with Laurel Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mullenax Run from its confluence with Laurel Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Newman Run from its confluence with Laurel Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Slabcamp Run from its confluence with Laurel Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Strait Creek (Highland County) from its confluence with the South Branch Potomac River upstream to the confluence of West Strait Creek.

9VAC25-260-400 Potomac River Basin (Shenandoah River Subbasin)

Shenandoah River Subbasin

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

IV

pH-6.5-9.5, ii

Shenandoah River and its tributaries in Clarke County, Virginia, from the Virginia-West Virginia state line to Lockes Landing, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

1a

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5, ii

Shenandoah River and its tributaries from river mile 24.66 (latitude 39°16'19"; longitude 77°54'33") approximately 0.7 mile downstream of the confluence of the Shenandoah River and Dog Run to 5 miles above Berryville's raw water intake, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 1a

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Chapel Run (Clarke County) from its confluence with the Shenandoah River 5.7 miles upstream.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Spout Run (Clarke County) from its confluence with the Shenandoah River (in the vicinity of the Ebenezer Church at Route 604) to its headwaters.

1b

(Deleted)

1c

IV

pH-6.5-9.5, ii

Shenandoah River and its tributaries from a point 5 miles above Berryville's raw water intake to the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 1c

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Page Brook from its confluence with Spout Run, 1 mile upstream.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Roseville Run (Clarke County) from its confluence with Spout Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Spout Run (Clarke County) from its confluence with the Shenandoah River (in the vicinity of Calmes Neck at Routes 651 and 621), 3.9 miles upstream.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Westbrook Run (Clarke County) from its confluence with Spout Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

1d

(Note: Moved to Section 2b).

2

IV

ESW-12,14,15, ii

South Fork Shenandoah River from its confluence with the North Fork Shenandoah River, upstream to a point 5 miles above the Town of Shenandoah's raw water intake and its tributaries to their headwaters in this section, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 2

vii

pH-6.5-9.5

Bear Lithia Spring from its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River 0.8 miles upstream.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Flint Run from its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River 4 miles upstream.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Gooney Run from the mouth to its confluence with Broad Run above Browntown (in the vicinity of Route 632).

***

pH-6.5-9.5, hh

Hawksbill Creek from Route 675 in Luray to 1 mile above Route 631.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 2

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Big Creek (Page County) from its confluence with the East Branch Naked Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Big Ugly Run from its confluence with the South Branch Naked Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Boone Run from 4.6 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River (in the vicinity of Route 637) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Browns Run from its confluence with Big Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Cub Run (Page County) from Pitt Spring Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Cub Run from its mouth to Pitt Spring Run.

i

pH-6.5-9.5

East Branch Naked Creek from its confluence with Naked Creek at Route 759 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Fultz Run from the Park boundary (river mile 1.8) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Gooney Run (Warren County) from 6.6 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River 3.9 miles upstream.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Hawksbill Creek in the vicinity of Pine Grove at Route 624 (river mile 17.7) 1.5 miles upstream.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Jeremys Run from the Shenandoah National Park boundary upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Lands Run from its confluence with Gooney Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Little Creek (Page County) from its confluence with Big Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

pH-6.5-9.5

Little Hawksbill Creek from Route 626 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Morgan Run (Page County) from its confluence with Cub Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Overall Run from its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River 4.8 miles upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Pass Run (Page County) from its confluence with Hawksbill Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Pitt Spring Run from its confluence with Cub Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Roaring Run from its confluence with Cub Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

South Branch Naked Creek from 1.7 miles above its confluence with Naked Creek (in the vicinity of Route 607) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Stony Run (Page County) from 1.6 miles above its confluence with Naked Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

West Branch Naked Creek from 2.1 miles above its confluence with Naked Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

2a

IV

PWS, pH-6.5-9.5

Happy Creek and Sloan Creek from Front Royal's raw water intake to its headwaters.

2b

IV

PWS, ii

The South Fork Shenandoah River and its tributaries from the Town of Front Royal's raw water intake (at the State Route 619 bridge at Front Royal) to points 5 miles upstream.

2c

(Deleted)

2d

(Deleted)

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 2d

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 2d

3

IV

pH-6.5-9.5, ESW- 12, 16, ii

South Fork Shenandoah River from 5 miles above the Town of Shenandoah's raw water intake to its confluence with the North and South Rivers and its tributaries to their headwaters in this section, and the South River and its tributaries from its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River to their headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 3

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Hawksbill Creek (Rockingham County) from 0.8 mile above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River 6.6 miles upstream.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Mills Creek (Augusta County) from 1.8 miles above its confluence with Back Creek 2 miles upstream.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

North Fork Back Creek (Augusta County) from its confluence with Back Creek 2.6 miles upstream, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 3

i

pH-6.5-9.5

Bearwallow Run from its confluence with Onemile Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Big Run (Rockingham County) from 3.3 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Cold Spring Branch (Augusta County) from Sengers Mountain Lake (Rhema Lake) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Cool Springs Hollow (Augusta County) from Route 612 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Deep Run (Rockingham County) from 1.8 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

East Fork Back Creek from its confluence with the South Fork Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Gap Run from 1.7 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Inch Branch (Augusta County) from the dam upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Johns Run (Augusta County) from its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Jones Hollow (Augusta County) from 1.1 miles above its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Kennedy Creek from its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Lee Run from 0.6 mile above its confluence with Elk Run 3.3 miles upstream.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Loves Run (Augusta County) from 2.7 miles above its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Lower Lewis Run (Rockingham County) from 1.7 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Madison Run (Rockingham County) from 2.9 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Meadow Run (Augusta County) from its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

North Fork Back Creek (Augusta County) from river mile 2.6 (in the vicinity of its confluence with Williams Creek) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

pH-6.5-9.5

Onemile Run (Rockingham County) from 1.5 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Orebank Creek from its confluence with Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Paine Run (Augusta County) from 1.7 miles above its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Robinson Hollow (Augusta County) from the dam upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Rocky Mountain Run from its confluence with Big Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Sawmill Run from 2.5 miles above its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

South Fork Back Creek from its confluence with Back Creek at Route 814 (river mile 2.1) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Stony Run (Augusta County) from 3.5 miles above its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Stony Run (Rockingham County) from 4.1 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Toms Branch (Augusta County) from 1.1 miles above its confluence with Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

pH-6.5-9.5

Twomile Run from 1.4 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Upper Lewis Run from 0.5 mile above its confluence with Lower Lewis Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

West Swift Run (Rockingham County) from the Route 33 crossing upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Whiteoak Run from its confluence with Madison Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

3a

IV

pH-6.5-9.5

South River from the former location of the dam above Waynesboro (all waters of the impoundment).

3b

IV

PWS

Coles Run and Mills Creek from South River Sanitary District's raw water intake to their headwaters.

VI

PWS

Natural Trout Waters in Section 3b

ii

Coles Run (Augusta County) from 3.9 miles above its confluence with the South River Sanitary District's raw water intake (Coles Run Dam) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mills Creek (Augusta County) from the South River Sanitary District's raw water intake (river mile 3.8) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

3c

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

A tributary to Coles Run from Stuarts Draft raw water intake approximately 0.5 mile south of Stuarts Draft and just off Route 610, to its headwaters.

4

IV

pH-6.5-9.5

Middle River and its tributaries from the confluence with the North River upstream to its headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 4

v

pH-6.5-9.5

Barterbrook Branch from its confluence with Christians Creek 2.8 miles upstream.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

East Dry Branch from its confluence with the Buffalo Branch to its confluence with Mountain Run.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Folly Mills Creek from 2.4 miles above its confluence with Christians Creek (in the vicinity of Route 81) 4.5 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 4

iv

Buffalo Branch from Route 703 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Cabin Mill Run (Augusta County) from the Camp Shenandoah Boy Scout Lake upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

East Dry Branch (Augusta County) from the confluence of Mountain Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Jennings Branch (Augusta County) from the confluence of White Oak Draft upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

4a

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Middle River and its tributaries from Staunton's raw water intake at Gardner Spring to points 5 miles upstream.

5

IV

pH-6.5-9.5

North River and its tributaries from its confluence with the South River upstream to its headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 5

v

pH-6.5-9.5

Beaver Creek (Rockingham County) from its confluence with Briery Branch to the spring at a point 2.75 miles upstream.

v

pH-6.5-9.5

Naked Creek (Augusta County) from 3.7 miles above its confluence with the North River at Route 696, 2 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 5

iv

Big Run (Augusta County) from 0.9 mile above its confluence with Little River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Black Run (Rockingham County) from its mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Briery Branch (Rockingham County) from river mile 6.9 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Gum Run from its mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Hone Quarry Run from its confluence with Briery Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Little River from its confluence with the North River at Route 718 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Maple Spring Run from its mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Mines Run from its confluence with Briery Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Rocky Run (which is tributary to Briery Branch in Rockingham County) from its mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Rocky Run (which is tributary to Dry River in Rockingham County) from its mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Union Springs Run from 3 miles above its confluence with Beaver Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Wolf Run (Augusta County) from its confluence with Briery Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

5a

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Silver Lake

5b

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

North River and its tributaries from Harrisonburg's raw water intake at Bridgewater to points 5 miles above Bridgewater's raw water intake to include Dry River and Muddy Creek.

V

PWS

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 5b

v

pH-6.5-9.5

Mossy Creek from its confluence with the North River 7.1 miles upstream.

v

pH-6.5-9.5

Spring Creek (Rockingham County) from its confluence with the North River 2 miles upstream.

5c

IV

PWS

Dry River (Rockingham County) from Harrisonburg's raw water intake (approximately 11.7 miles above its confluence with the North River) to a point 5 miles upstream including Skidmore Fork upstream to the headwaters of Switzer Lake, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

PWS

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 5c

viii

Raccoon Run (Rockingham County) from its confluence with Dry River to its headwaters.

VI

PWS

Natural Trout Waters in Section 5c

iv

Dry River (Rockingham County) from Harrisonburg's raw water intake (approximately 11.7 miles above its confluence with the North River) to a point 5 miles upstream.

iv

Dry Run (Rockingham County) from its confluence with Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Hopkins Hollow from its confluence with Peach Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Kephart Run from its confluence with Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

5d

VI

Dry River and its tributaries from 5 miles above Harrisonburg's raw water intake to its headwaters.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 5d

viii

Switzer Lake from its dam upstream to the impoundment headwaters.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 5d

iv

Dry River (Rockingham County) from 5 miles above Harrisonburg's raw water intake upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Laurel Run (Rockingham County) from its confluence with Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Little Laurel Run from its confluence with Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Low Place Run from its confluence with Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Miller Spring Run from its confluence with Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Sand Run from its confluence with Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Skidmore Fork from its confluence with Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries. This does not include Switzer Lake which are Class V Stockable Trout Waters.

5e

VI

PWS

North River and its tributaries from Staunton Dam to their headwaters unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 5e

iii

ee

Elkhorn Lake from the dam upstream to the impoundment headwaters.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 5e

iv

North River from the headwaters of Elkhorn Dam Lake upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

6

IV

pH-6.5-9.5, ii

North Fork Shenandoah River from its confluence with the Shenandoah River to its headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 6

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Bear Run from its confluence with Foltz Creek to its headwaters.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Bull Run (Shenandoah County) from its confluence with Foltz Creek to its headwaters.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Falls Run from its confluence with Stony Creek to its headwaters.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Foltz Creek from its confluence with Stony Creek to its headwaters.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Little Passage Creek from its confluence with Passage Creek to the Strasburg Reservoir Dam.

***

pH-6.5-9.5, hh

Mill Creek from Mount Jackson to Route 720 - 3.5 miles.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Mountain Run from its mouth at Passage Creek to its headwaters.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Passage Creek from the U.S. Forest Service line (in the vicinity of Blue Hole and Buzzard Rock) 4 miles upstream.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Passage Creek from 29.6 miles above its confluence with the North Fork Shenandoah River to its headwaters.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Peters Mill Run from the mouth to its headwaters.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Shoemaker River from 612 at Hebron Church to its junction with Route 817 at its confluence with Slate Lick Branch.

v

pH-6.5-9.5

Stony Creek from its confluence with the North Fork Shenandoah River to Route 682.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Stony Creek from Route 682 above Edinburg upstream to Basye.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 6

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Anderson Run (Shenandoah County) from 1.1 miles above its confluence with Stony Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Beech Lick Run from its confluence with the German River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Bible Run from its confluence with Little Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Camp Rader Run from its confluence with the German River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Carr Run from its confluence with Little Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Clay Lick Hollow from its confluence with Carr Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Gate Run from its confluence with Little Dry River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

German River (Rockingham County) from its confluence with the North Fork Shenandoah River at Route 820 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Laurel Run (Shenandoah County) from its confluence with Stony Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Little Stony Creek from its confluence with Stony Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Marshall Run (Rockingham County) from 1.2 miles above its confluence with the North Fork Shenandoah River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Mine Run (Shenandoah County) from its confluence with Passage Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Poplar Run (Shenandoah County) from its confluence with Little Stony Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Rattlesnake Run (Rockingham County) from its confluence with Spruce Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Root Run from its confluence with Marshall Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Seventy Buck Lick Run from its confluence with Carr Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Sirks Run (Spring Run) from 1.3 miles above its confluence with Crab Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Spruce Run (Rockingham County) from its confluence with Capon Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Sumac Run from its confluence with the German River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

6a

IVV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Little Passage Creek from the Strasburg Reservoir Dam upstream to its headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

PWS

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 6a

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Little Passage Creek from the Strasburg Reservoir Dam upstream to its headwaters.

6b

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

North Fork Shenandoah River and its tributaries from the Winchester raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream (to include Cedar Creek and its tributaries to their headwaters).

V

PWS

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 6b

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Cedar Creek (Shenandoah County) from Route 55 (river mile 23.56) to the U.S. Forest Service Boundary (river mile 32.0) - approximately 7 miles.

v

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Meadow Brook (Frederick County) from its confluence with Cedar Creek 5 miles upstream.

VI

PWS

Natural Trout Waters in Section 6b

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Cedar Creek (Shenandoah County) from the U.S. Forest Service boundary (river mile 32.0) near Route 600 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Duck Run from its confluence with Cedar Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

Paddy Run (Frederick County) from the mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Paddy Run (Frederick County) from its mouth (0.0) to river mile 1.8.

vi**

Paddy Run (Frederick County) from river mile 1.8 to river mile 8.1-6.3 miles.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Sulphur Springs Gap (Shenandoah County) from its confluence with Cedar Creek 1.9 miles upstream.

6c

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

North Fork Shenandoah River and its tributaries from Strasburg's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

6d

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

North Fork Shenandoah River and its tributaries from Woodstock's raw water intake (approximately 0.25 mile upstream of State Route 609 bridge near Woodstock) to points 5 miles upstream.

6e

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Smith Creek and its tributaries from New Market's raw water intake to their headwaters.

Natural Trout Waters in Section 6e

iv

pH-6.5-9.5

Mountain Run (Fridley Branch, Rockingham County) from Route 722 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

6f

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

North Fork Shenandoah River and its tributaries from the Food Processors Water Coop, Inc. dam at Timberville and the Town of Broadway's intakes on Linville Creek and the North Fork Shenandoah to points 5 miles upstream.

6g

IV

Shoemaker River and its tributaries from Slate Lick Run, and including Slate Lick Run, to its headwaters.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 6g

***

Slate Lick Run from its confluence with the Shoemaker River upstream to the 1500 foot elevation.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 6g

iv

Long Run (Rockingham County) from its confluence with the Shoemaker River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Slate Lick Run from the 1500 foot elevation upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

6h

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Unnamed tributary of North Fork Shenandoah River (on the western slope of Short Mountain opposite Mt. Jackson) from the Town of Mt. Jackson's (inactive mid-1992) raw water intake (north and east dams) to its headwaters.

6i

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Little Sulfur Creek, Dan's Hollow and Horns Gully (tributaries of the North Fork Shenandoah River on the western slope of Short Mountain opposite Mt. Jackson) which served as a water supply for the Town of Edinburg until March 31, 1992, from the Edinburg intakes upstream to their headwaters.

9VAC25-260-410 James River Basin (Lower)

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

II

a,z, bb, ESW-11

James River and its tidal tributaries from Old Point Comfort - Fort Wool to the end of tidal waters (fall line, Mayo's Bridge, 14th Street, Richmond), except prohibited or spoil areas, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

1a

III

Free flowing or nontidal portions of streams in Section 1, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 1a

Gunns Run and its tributaries from the head of tide at river mile 2.64 to its headwaters.

1b

II

a,z

Eastern and Western Branches of the Elizabeth River and tidal portions of their tributaries from their confluence with the Elizabeth River to the end of tidal waters.

1c

III

Free flowing portions of the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River and its tributaries. Includes Salem Canal up to its intersection with Timberlake Road at N36°48'35.67"/W76°08'31.70".

1d

II

a,z

Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River from its confluence with the Elizabeth River to the lock at Great Bridge.

1e

III

Free flowing portions of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River and of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River from their confluence with the Elizabeth River to the lock at Great Bridge.

1f

II

a

Nansemond River and its tributaries from its confluence with the James River to Suffolk (dam at Lake Meade), unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

1g

III

Shingle Creek from its confluence with the Nansemond River to its headwaters in the Dismal Swamp. (Deleted)

VII

Swamp waters in Section 1g1f

Shingle Creek and its tributaries from the head of tide (approximately 500 feet downstream of Route 13/337) to their headwaters.

1h

III

PWS

Lake Prince, Lake Burnt Mills and Western Branch impoundments for Norfolk raw water supply and Lake Kilby - Cahoon Pond, Lake Meade and Lake Speight impoundments for Portsmouth raw water supply and including all tributaries to these impoundments.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 1h

Eley Swamp and its tributaries from Route 736 upstream to their headwaters.

1i

III

Free flowing portions of the Pagan River and its free flowing tributaries.

1j

(Deleted)

1k

III

PWS

Skiffes Creek Reservoir (Newport News water impoundment).

1l

III

PWS

The Lone Star lakes and impoundments in the City of Suffolk, Chuckatuck Creek watershed which serve as a water source for the City of Suffolk.

1m

III

PWS

The Lee Hall Reservoir system, near Skiffes Creek and the Warwick River, in the City of Newport News.

1n

III

PWS

Chuckatuck Creek and its tributaries from Suffolk's raw water intake (at Godwin's Millpond) to a point 5 miles upstream.

1o

II

PWS, bb

James River from City Point (Hopewell) to a point 5 miles upstream.

1p

III

PWS

Free flowing tributaries to section 1o.

2

III

Free flowing tributaries of the Chickahominy River to Walkers Dam, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 2

Morris Creek and its tributaries from the head of tide at river mile 5.97 upstream to its headwaters.

2a

III

PWS

Diascund Creek and its tributaries from Newport News's raw water intake dam to its headwaters.

2b

III

PWS

Little Creek Reservoir and its tributaries from the City of Newport News impoundment dam to 5 miles upstream of the raw water intake.

3

III

m

Chickahominy River and its tributaries from Walkers Dam to Bottoms Bridge (Route 60 bridge), unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 3

m

Chickahominy River from its confluence with Toe Ink Swamp at river mile 43.07 upstream to Bottoms Bridge (Route 60).

m

Rumley Marsh and tributaries from the confluence of an unnamed tributary at river mile 2.61, upstream to the confluence with Beus Swamp. Beus Swamp, Piney Branch, and Pelham Swamp above the confluence of Beus Swamp are excluded.

m

White Oak Swamp and its tributaries from its confluence with the Chickahominy River to their headwaters.

3a

III

PWS,m

Chickahominy River and its tributaries from Walkers Dam to points 5 miles upstream.

4

III

m

Chickahominy River and its tributaries, unless otherwise designated in this chapter, from Bottoms Bridge (Route 60 bridge) to its headwaters.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 4

m

Chickahominy River from Bottoms Bridge (Route 60) upstream to its confluence with Stony Run at rivermile 71.03.

m

Stony Run and tributaries from the confluence with Chickahominy River to their headwaters.

4a

III

Free flowing tributaries to the James River from Brandon to the fall line at Richmond, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 4a

Fourmile Creek and its tributaries to their headwaters.

9VAC25-260-420 James River Basin (Middle)

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

6

III

James River and its tributaries from the fall line at Richmond (Mayo's Bridge, 14th Street) to the Rockfish River unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

7

(Deleted)

7a

(Deleted)

8

III

James River and its tributaries from the low water dam above 14th Street Bridge to Richmond's raw water intake at Williams Island Dam.

9

III

PWS,n

James River and its tributaries, unless otherwise designated in this chapter, from Richmond's raw water intake at Douglasdale Road, inclusive of the Williams Island Dam intake, the Henrico County raw water intake and the Benedictine Society's raw water intake to river mile 127.26 (at latitude 37°35'24"; longitude 77°42'33") near public landing site.

9a

III

PWS,o

Tuckahoe Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with the James River to its headwaters.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 9a

Tuckahoe Creek from its confluence with Little Tuckahoe Creek to the confluence with the James River.

10

III

James River and its tributaries from a point at latitude 37°40'32"; longitude 77°54'08" to, and including the Rockfish River, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 10

vii

Lynch River from the upper Route 810 crossing near the intersection of Route 628 2.9 miles upstream (to Ivy Creek).

***

Rockfish Creek from its confluence with the South Fork Rockfish River to its headwaters.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 10

ii

Doyles River from 6.4 miles above its confluence with Moormans River above Browns Cove at Route 629 including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Fork Hollow from its confluence with Ivy Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Ivy Creek (Greene County) from its confluence with the Lynch River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Jones Falls Run from its confluence with Doyles River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Little Stony Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with Stony Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Mill Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with Goodwin Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mutton Hollow from its confluence with Swift Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Pauls Creek (Nelson County) from 1.3 miles above its confluence with the North Fork Rockfish River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Rodes Creek from its confluence with Goodwin Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

South Fork Rockfish River from 8 miles above its confluence with the Rockfish River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Spruce Creek (Nelson County) from 1.5 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Rockfish River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Stony Creek (Nelson County) from 1 mile above its confluence with the South Fork Rockfish River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Swift Run from 14.5 miles above its confluence with the North Fork Rivanna River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

10a

III

PWS

James River at river mile 127.26 near the public landing site and its tributaries from, and including, Little River to 5 miles above State Farm's raw water intake, including Beaverdam and Courthouse Creeks, to their headwaters.

10b

(Deleted.)

10c

III

Willis River and its tributaries within Cumberland State Forest.

10d

III

PWS

Johnson Creek above the Schuyler (Nelson County Service Authority) raw water intake to its headwaters.

10e

III

PWS

Totier Creek and its tributaries from the Scottsville (Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority) raw water intake to their headwaters (including the Reservoir).

10f

III

Powell Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with the Rivanna River upstream to their headwaters.

10g

III

PWS

Beaver Creek and its tributaries from the Crozet (Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority) raw water intake upstream to their headwaters (including the reservoir).

10h

III

PWS

Mechums River and its tributaries from the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

10i

III

PWS

Moormans River and its tributaries from the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream (including Sugar Hollow Reservoir).

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 10i

ii

North Fork Moormans River from its confluence with Moormans River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Pond Ridge Branch from its confluence with the North Fork Moormans River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

South Fork Moormans River from its confluence with Moormans River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

10j

III

PWS

South Fork Rivanna River and its tributaries to their headwaters; except Ivy Creek, from the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority's South Fork Rivanna River Dam to its confluence with the Moormans River, and Ivy Creek to a point 5 miles above the dam.

10k

III

PWS

James River and its tributaries from Fork Union Sanitary District's raw water intake (just below the Route 15 bridge) to points 5 miles upstream, including the Slate River to a point 5 miles above the intake.

10l

III

Lake Monticello in Fluvanna County.

10m

III

PWS

Rivanna River and its tributaries from the raw water intake for Lake Monticello (about 2.76 miles above the Route 600 bridge in Fluvanna County) to points 5 miles upstream.

10n

III

PWS

Ragged Mountain Reservoir (intake for the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority) including its tributaries to their headwaters.

10o

III

PWS

The North Fork Rivanna River and its tributaries from the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority's raw water intake (approximately 1/4 mile upstream of the U. S. Route 29 bridge north of Charlottesville) to points 5 miles upstream.

10p

III

PWS

Troublesome Creek in Buckingham County from Buckingham County's raw water intake point at a flood control dam south of the Route 631 bridge to a point 5 miles upstream.

10q

III

PWS

Allen Creek and its tributaries from the Wintergreen Mountain Village's primary raw water intake at Lake Monocan to a point upstream at latitude 37°53'59"; longitude 78°53'14".

10r

III

PWS

Stony Creek from the diversion structure at latitude 37°54'00"; longitude 78°53'47" to its headwaters inclusive of the Stony Creek raw water intake just upstream of the Peggy's Pinch booster pump station.

10s

III

PWS

Mechunk Creek and its tributaries from the Department of Corrections raw water intake (at the US Route 250 bridge ) to points 5 miles upstream.

11

III

ESW-7, 8, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

James River and its tributaries from, but not including, the Rockfish River to Balcony Falls, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 11

vi

Dancing Creek from the junction of Routes 610 and 641 to its headwaters.

vi

North Fork Buffalo River from its confluence with the Buffalo River 1.8 miles upstream.

vi

Pedlar River from the confluence of Enchanted Creek to Lynchburg's raw water intake.

vi

Terrapin Creek from its confluence with Otter Creek to its headwaters.

***

Tye River from Tyro upstream to its confluence with the South and North Fork Tye Rivers.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 11

ii

Big Branch from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Bluff Creek from its confluence with Enchanted Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Browns Creek from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Campbell Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with the Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Cove Creek from its confluence with the North Fork Buffalo River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Coxs Creek from its confluence with the Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Crabtree Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with the South Fork Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Crawleys Creek from its confluence with the Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Cub Creek (Nelson County) from 1.4 miles above its confluence with the Tye River (in the vicinity of Route 699), upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Davis Mill Creek from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Durham Run from its confluence with the North Fork Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Elk Pond Branch from its confluence with the North Fork Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Enchanted Creek from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Georges Creek from its confluence with the Little Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Greasy Spring Branch from its confluence with the South Fork Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Harpers Creek from its confluence with the Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

King Creek from its confluence with the Little Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Lady Slipper Run from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Little Cove Creek from its confluence with the North Fork Buffalo River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Little Irish Creek from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Little Piney River from its confluence with the Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Louisa Spring Branch from its confluence with the North Fork Piney River 1.6 miles upstream.

ii

Maidenhead Branch from its confluence with the South Fork Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Meadow Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with the South Fork Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mill Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with the North Fork Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mill Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with the South Fork Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Nicholson Run from its confluence with Lady Slipper Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

North Fork Buffalo River from 1.8 miles above its confluence with the Buffalo River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

North Fork Piney River from its confluence with the Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

North Fork Thrashers Creek from its confluence with Thrashers Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

North Fork Tye River from its confluence with the Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

(North Fork Tye River from its confluence with the Tye River 1.6 miles upstream.)

ii

(North Fork Tye River from 1.6 miles above its confluence with the Tye River 8.3 miles upstream.)

iii

Pedlar River from 5 miles above Lynchburg's raw water intake upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Piney River from river mile 13.3 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Pompey Creek from its confluence with the Little Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Reed Creek from the junction of Routes 764 and 638 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Rocky Branch from its confluence with the North Fork Buffalo River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Rocky Run (Nelson County) from 1.6 miles above its confluence with the Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Shoe Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Silver Creek from its confluence with the Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

South Fork Piney River from its confluence with the Piney River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

South Fork Tye River from its confluence with the Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Statons Creek from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Wheelers Run from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

White Rock Creek (Nelson County) from its confluence with the North Fork Tye River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Wiggins Branch from its confluence with Statons Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

11a

III

PWS

Unnamed tributary to Williams Creek from Sweet Briar College's (inactive) raw water intake to its headwaters.

11b

III

PWS

Buffalo River and its tributaries from Amherst's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

11c

III

PWS

Black Creek and its tributaries from the Nelson County Service Authority intake (approximately 1000 feet downstream of the Route 56 bridge) upstream to their headwaters (including the reservoir).

11d

III

James River and its tributaries from a point 0.25 mile above the confluence of the Tye River to Six Mile Bridge.

11e

III

James River and its tributaries, excluding Blackwater Creek, from Six Mile Bridge to the Business Route 29 bridge 5th Street Bridge in Lynchburg.

11f

(Deleted)

11g

III

PWS

James River and its tributaries from the Business Route 29 bridge in Lynchburg to Reusens Dam to include the City of Lynchburg's alternate raw water intake at the Route 29 bridge and the Amherst County Service Authority's intake on Harris and Graham Creeks.

11h

III

PWS

James River and its tributaries, excluding the Pedlar River, from Reusens Dam to Coleman Dam, including the Eagle Eyrie raw water intake on an unnamed tributary to Judith Creek 1.0 mile from the confluence with Judith Creek, to its headwaters, and also the City of Lynchburg's raw water intake on the James River at Abert.

11i

III

PWS,ESW-5, 8, 2, 23

Pedlar River and its tributaries from Lynchburg's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 11i

vi

Pedlar River from Lynchburg's raw water intake to a point 5 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 11i

ii

Brown Mountain Creek from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Roberts Creek from its confluence with the Pedlar River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

11j

III

James River and its tributaries from the Owens-Illinois raw water intake near Big Island to Balcony Falls.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 11j

vi

Battery Creek from its confluence with the James River to its headwaters.

vi

Cashaw Creek from its confluence with the James River to its headwaters.

vi

Otter Creek from its confluence with the James River to a point 4.9 miles upstream.

vi

Rocky Row Run from its confluence with the James River to its headwaters.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 11j

iii

Falling Rock Creek from its confluence with Peters Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Hunting Creek from a point 3.7 miles from its confluence with the James River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Otter Creek from 4.9 miles above its confluence with the James River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Peters Creek from a point 0.2 mile above its confluence with the James River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

11k

(Deleted)

9VAC25-260-440 Rappahannock River Basin

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

II

a

Rappahannock River and the tidal portions of its tributaries from Stingray and Windmill Points to Route 1 Alternate Bridge at Fredericksburg.

1a

II

Hoskins Creek from the confluence with the Rappahannock River to its tidal headwaters.

2

III

Free flowing tributaries of the Rappahannock from Stingray and Windmill Points upstream to Blandfield Point, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 2

Cat Point Creek and its tributaries, from their headwaters to the head of tide at river mile 10.54.

Hoskins Creek and its nontidal tributaries from the head of tidal waters to their headwaters.

Mount Landing Creek and its tributaries from the end of tidal waters at river mile 4.4 to their headwaters.

Piscataway Creek and its tributaries from the confluence of Sturgeon Swamp to their headwaters.

3

III

The Rappahannock River from the Route 1 Alternate Bridge at Fredericksburg upstream to the low dam water intake at Waterloo (Fauquier County) its headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

3a

III

PWS

The Rappahannock River and its tributaries from Spotsylvania County's raw water intake near Golin Run to points 5 miles upstream of the Rocky Pen Run Reservoir (Lake Mooney) pump and store intake (excluding Motts Run and tributaries, which is in Section 4c).

3b

III

PWS

The Rappahannock River and its tributaries from the low dam water intake at Waterloo (Fauquier County) to points 5 miles upstream.

4

III

ESW 17,18, 28

Free flowing tributaries of the Rappahannock from Blandfield Point the Route 1 Alternate Bridge at Fredericksburg to its headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 4

Goldenvale Creek from the head of tidal waters near the confluence with the Rappahannock River to its headwaters.

Occupacia Creek and its tributaries from the end of tidal waters at river mile 8.89 on Occupacia Creek to their headwaters.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 4

***

Hughes River (Madison County) from Route 231 upstream to the upper crossing of Route 707 near the confluence of Rocky Run.

***

Robinson River from Route 231 to river mile 26.7.

***

Rose River from its confluence with the Robinson River 2.6 miles upstream.

***

South River from 5 miles above its confluence with the Rapidan River 3.9 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 4

ii

Berry Hollow from its confluence with the Robinson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Bolton Branch from 1.7 miles above its confluence with Hittles Mill Stream upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Broad Hollow Run from its confluence with Hazel River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Brokenback Run from its confluence with the Hughes River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Bush Mountain Stream from its confluence with the Conway River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Cedar Run (Madison County) from 0.8 mile above its confluence with the Robinson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Conway River (Greene County) from the Town of Fletcher upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Dark Hollow from its confluence with the Rose River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Devils Ditch from its confluence with the Conway River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Entry Run from its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Garth Run from 1.9 miles above its confluence with the Rapidan River at the Route 665 crossing upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Hannah Run from its confluence with the Hughes River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Hazel River (Rappahannock County) from the Route 707 bridge upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Hogcamp Branch from its confluence with the Rose River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Hughes River (Madison County) from the upper crossing of Route 707 near the confluence of Rocky Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Indian Run (Rappahannock County) from 3.4 miles above its confluence with the Hittles Mill Stream upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Jordan River (Rappahannock County) from 10.9 miles above its confluence with the Rappahannock River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Kinsey Run from its confluence with the Rapidan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Laurel Prong from its confluence with the Rapidan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mill Prong from its confluence with the Rapidan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Negro Run (Madison County) from its confluence with the Robinson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

North Fork Thornton River from 3.2 miles above its confluence with the Thornton River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Piney River (Rappahannock County) from 0.8 mile above its confluence with the North Fork Thornton River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Pocosin Hollow from its confluence with the Conway River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Ragged Run from 0.6 mile above its confluence with Popham Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Rapidan River from Graves Mill (Route 615) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Robinson River (Madison County) from river mile 26.7 to river mile 29.7.

i

Robinson River (Madison County) from river mile 29.7 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Rose River from river mile 2.6 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Rush River (Rappahannock County) from the confluence of Big Devil Stairs (approximate river mile 10.2) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Sams Run from its confluence with the Hazel River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

South River from 8.9 miles above its confluence with the Rapidan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Sprucepine Branch from its confluence with Bearwallow Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Staunton River (Madison County) from its confluence with the Rapidan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Strother Run from its confluence with the Rose River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Thornton River (Rappahannock County) from 25.7 miles above its confluence with the Hazel River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Wilson Run from its confluence with the Staunton River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

4a

(Deleted)

4b

III

PWS

The Rappahannock River and its tributaries, to include the VEPCO Canal, from Fredericksburg's (inactive May 2000) raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

4c

III

PWS

Motts Run and its tributaries.

4d

III

Horsepen Run and its tributaries.

4e

III

PWS

Hunting Run and its tributaries.

4f

III

Wilderness Run and its tributaries.

4g

III

Deep Run and its tributaries (Stafford and Fauquier Counties).

4h

(Deleted)

4i

III

PWS

Mountain Run and its tributaries from Culpeper's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

4j

III

PWS

White Oak Run and its tributaries from the Town of Madison's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

4k

III

PWS

Rapidan River and its tributaries from Orange's raw water intake near Poplar Run to points 5 miles upstream.

4l

III

PWS

Rapidan River and its tributaries from the Rapidan Service Authority's raw water intake (just upstream of the Route 29 bridge) upstream to points 5 miles above the intake.

4m

III

PWS

Rapidan River and its tributaries from the Wilderness Shores raw water intake (Orange County - Rapidan Service Authority) to points 5 miles upstream.

9VAC25-260-470 Chowan and Dismal Swamp (Chowan River Subbasin)

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

II

NEW-21

Blackwater River and its tidal tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to the end of tidal waters at approximately State Route 611 at river mile 20.90; Nottoway River and its tidal tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to the end of tidal waters at approximately Route 674.

2

VII

NEW-21

Blackwater River from the end of tidal waters to its headwaters and its free flowing tributaries in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

2a

VII

PWS

Blackwater River and its tributaries from Norfolk's auxiliary raw water intake near Burdette, Virginia, to points 5 miles above the raw water intake, to include Corrowaugh Swamp to a point 5 miles above the raw water intake.

2b

III

Nottoway River from the end of tidal waters to its headwaters and its free flowing tributaries in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 2b

Assamoosick Swamp and its tributaries from river mile 2.50 to its headwaters.

Black Branch Swamp from its confluence with the Nottoway River to its headwaters.

Butterwood Creek from river mile 4.65 (near Route 622) upstream to river mile 14.59 (near Route 643).

Cabin Point Swamp and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River to its headwaters.

Cooks Branch from its confluence with Butterwood Creek to river mile 1.08

Gosee Swamp and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River to river mile 6.88.

Gravelly Run and its tributaries from its confluence with Rowanty Creek to river mile 8.56.

Harris Swamp and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River to river mile 8.72.

Hatcher Run and its tributaries from its confluence with Rowanty Creek to river mile 19.27 excluding Picture Branch.

Hunting Quarter Swamp and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River to its headwaters.

Moores and Jones Holes Swamp and tributaries from their confluence with the Nottoway River to its headwaters.

Nebletts Mill Run and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River to its headwaters.

Raccoon Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River to its headwaters.

Rowanty Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River to Gravelly Run.

Southwest Swamp and its tributaries from its confluence with Stony Creek to river mile 8.55.

Three Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River upstream to its headwaters at Slagles Lake.

2c

III

PWS

Nottoway River and its tributaries from Norfolk's auxiliary raw water intake near Courtland, Virginia, to points 5 miles upstream unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 2c

Assamoosick Swamp and its tributaries from its confluence with the Nottoway River to river mile 2.50.

2d

(Deleted)

2e

III

PWS

Nottoway River and its tributaries from the Georgia-Pacific and the Town of Jarratt's raw water intakes near Jarratt, Virginia, to points 5 miles above the intakes.

2f

III

PWS

Nottoway River and its tributaries from the Town of Blackstone's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

2g

III

PWS

Lazaretto Creek and its tributaries from Crewe's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

2h

III

PWS

Modest Creek and its tributaries from Victoria's raw water intake to their headwaters.

2i

III

PWS

Nottoway River and its tributaries from the Town of Victoria's raw water intake at the Falls (about 200 feet upstream from State Route 49) to points 5 miles upstream.

2j

III

PWS

Big Hounds Creek from the Town of Victoria's auxiliary raw water intake (on Lunenburg Lake) to its headwaters.

3

III

Meherrin River and its tributaries in Virginia from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to its headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 3

Cattail Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with Fontaine Creek to their headwaters.

Tarrara Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with the Meherrin River to its headwaters.

Fontaine Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with the Meherrin River to Route 301.

3a

III

PWS

Meherrin River and its tributaries from Emporia's water supply dam to points 5 miles upstream.

3b

III

PWS

Great Creek from Lawrenceville's raw water intake to a point 7.6 miles upstream.

3c

III

PWS

Meherrin River and its tributaries from Lawrenceville's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

3d

III

PWS

Flat Rock Creek from Kenbridge's raw water intake upstream to its headwaters.

3e

III

PWS

Meherrin River and its tributaries from South Hill's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

3f

III

Couches Creek from a point 1.6 miles downstream from the Industrial Development Authority discharge to its headwaters.

4

III

Free flowing tributaries to the Chowan River in Virginia unless otherwise designated in this section.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 4

Unnamed tributary to Buckhorn Creek from its headwaters to the Virginia-North Carolina state line.

Somerton Creek and its tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line at river mile 0.00 upstream to river mile 13.78.

9VAC25-260-500 Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins (Clinch River Subbasin)

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

IV

Powell River and its tributaries from the Virginia-Tennessee state line to their headwaters; Indian Creek and Martin Creek in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 1

vi

Batie Creek from its confluence with the Powell River 0.8 mile upstream.

vi

Dry Creek from its confluence with Hardy Creek to its headwaters.

vi

Hardy Creek and its tributaries to their headwaters.

vi

Lick Branch from its confluence with Indian Creek 1.4 miles upstream.

vi

Martin Creek (Lee County) from the Virginia-Tennessee state line to its headwaters.

vii

North Fork Powell River from the confluence of Straight Creek upstream to its headwaters the Keokee Lake dam.

vi

Poor Valley Branch from its confluence with Martin Creek 1.4 miles upstream.

vi

Sims Creek from its confluence with the Powell River 1.1 miles upstream to Sims Spring.

vi

Station Creek at the boundary of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (river mile 2.2) 2.6 miles upstream.

vi

Wallen Creek above its confluence with the Powell River (at Rasnic Hollow) to its headwaters.

vi

White Branch from its confluence with Poor Valley Branch 0.7 mile upstream (to the Falls at Falling Water Gap).

1a

IV

PWS

Powell River and its tributaries from Pennington Gap's raw water intake to 5 miles upstream.

1b

IV

PWS

Bens Branch from Appalachia's raw water intake to its headwaters.

1c

IV

PWS

South Fork Powell River from Big Stone Gap's raw water intake to its headwaters.

1d

IV

PWS

Benges Branch from Norton's raw water intake to its headwaters.

1e

IV

PWS

Robinette Branch from Norton's raw water intake to its headwaters.

1f

IV

PWS

Fleenortown Creek and its tributaries from the Winn #1 and Barker Springs intakes (which provide raw water to the Town of Jonesville WTP) to points 5 miles upstream.

2

IV

Clinch River and its tributaries from the Virginia-Tennessee state line to their headwaters; North Fork Clinch River and its tributaries, Blackwater Creek and its tributaries, and Little Creek in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 2

vi

Amos Branch from its confluence with Copper Creek 3.3 miles upstream.

***

Big Cedar Creek from its confluence with Little Cedar Creek to the mouths of Elk Garden Creek and Loop Creek.

viii

Burns Creek from its confluence with the Guest River to its headwaters.

viii

Clear Creek (Wise County) from 1/2 mile above its confluence with the Guest River to its headwaters.

vi

Copper Creek (Russell County) from Route 678 below Parsonage - river mile 52.5 - 4.3 miles upstream.

vi

Cove Creek from river mile 6.5 (above Stanleytown) 5.5 miles upstream.

vi

Cowan Creek from its confluence with Sinking Creek 2.7 miles upstream.

vi

Devil Fork from its confluence with Straight Fork 3.2 miles upstream.

vi

Fall Creek from its confluence with the Clinch River 4.6 miles upstream.

vi

Gillinswater Branch from its confluence with Obeys Creek 2.8 miles upstream.

vi

Gray Branch from its confluence with Mill Creek (Scott County) 1.6 miles upstream.

vi

Jessee Branch from its confluence with Copper Creek at Thompson Ford 2 miles upstream.

vi

Lark Creek from its confluence with Copper Creek 3 miles upstream.

viii

Laurel Fork (Scott County) from its confluence with Stock Creek 4 miles upstream.

vi

Liberty Creek from its confluence with Little River 1.6 miles upstream.

vi

Little Stony Creek from the intersection of the stream and Route 72 upstream to its headwaters.

vi

Mill Creek (Scott County) from its confluence with the Clinch River at Grays Ford 1.6 miles upstream.

vi

Obeys Creek from 2.5 miles above its confluence with Copper Creek 6 miles upstream.

vi

Palmer Branch from its confluence with the Clinch River 1.8 miles upstream.

vi

Powers Branch from its confluence with the Clinch River 2.4 miles upstream.

vi

Stock Creek from 0.25 mile north of Sunbright to 1.5 miles north of Mabe.

Stony Creek from Fort Blackmore upstream to its headwaters.

***

(Stony Creek from Fort Blackmore (river mile 0.56) 5.5 miles upstream.)

vi

(Stony Creek from 5.5 miles above its confluence with the Clinch River (in the vicinity of Greens Chapel) 7.2 miles upstream.)

vi

Straight Fork (Scott County) from its confluence with Stony Creek 5.1 miles upstream.

vi

Valley Creek from 1.1 miles above its confluence with Copper Creek 6.8 miles upstream.

viii

Wolf Creek (Scott County) from its confluence with Laurel Fork 1.8 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 2

iii

Maiden Spring Creek from 15 miles above its confluence with Little River at Route 602 above Benbow 5.3 miles upstream.

iii

Mill Creek (Russell County) from its confluence with the Clinch River 2.7 miles upstream.

2a

IV

PWS, x

Clinch River and its tributaries to their headwaters from the Wise County Public Service Authority's raw water intakes to 5 miles upstream from St. Paul's raw water intake.

2b

IV

PWS

Clinch River and its tributaries to their headwaters from Raven-Doran's raw water intake to a point 5 miles upstream of the Richland's raw water intake.

2c

IV

PWS

Clinch River and its tributaries from Tazewell's raw water intake to their headwaters.

2d

IV

PWS

North Fork Clinch River and its tributaries, including Spurlock Branch, from Duffield Development Authority's raw water intake at the confluence with Spurlock Branch and the intake on Spurlock Branch to 5 miles upstream.

2e

IV

PWS

Bear Creek from Wise's raw water intake to its headwaters.

2f

IV

PWS

Toms Creek from Coeburn's raw water intake to its headwaters.

2g

IV

PWS

Little River and its tributaries from the Tazewell County Water and Sewer Authority's (Claypool Hill Water Treatment Plant) raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

2h

IV

PWS

Unnamed tributary to the North Fork Clinch River from the Divides raw water intake upstream to its headwaters.

2i

IV

PWS

Big Cedar Creek and its tributaries from Lebanon's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

2j

IV

PWS

Cavitts Creek from the proposed Baptist Valley raw water intake to its headwaters.

2k

IV

PWS

Unnamed tributary to Big Creek (Tazewell County) from the Tazewell County Water and Sewer Authority's Jewell Ridge raw water intake upstream to its headwaters.

2l

(moved to 1f)