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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 260. Water Quality Standards
1/25/2020

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.

VII

Swamp waters in Section 1g

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.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; Clean Water Act (33 USC § 1251 et seq.); 40 CFR Part 131.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR680-21-08.6, eff. May 25, 1988; amended, Volume 14, Issue 04, eff. December 10, 1997; Volume 20, Issue 09, eff. February 12, 2004; Volume 22, Issue 11, eff. January 12, 2006; Volume 26, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2010; Volume 32, Issue 26, eff. June 27, 2017.

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