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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 260. Water Quality Standards
10/24/2020

9VAC25-260-430. James River Basin (Upper).

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

12

IV

ESW-4,9,19,20, 21,gg

James River and its tributaries from Balcony Falls to their headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter. (The Maury River between its confluence with the James River upstream to its headwaters (the confluence of the Calfpasture and Little Calfpasture Rivers) and the tributaries within this section to their headwaters have a special pH standard of 6.5-9.5 due to natural conditions.)

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 12

vi

Alum Creek from its confluence with Brattons Creek 1.7 miles upstream.

vi

Back Creek (Highland County) from 37.1 miles above its confluence with the Jackson River 3.2 miles upstream.

vi

Back Run from its confluence with the James River 2.1 miles upstream.

vi

Borden Creek from its confluence with Catawba Creek to a point 1.7 miles upstream.

v

pH-6.5-9.5

Buffalo Creek (Rockbridge County) from the confluence with Colliers Creek 3 miles upstream.

v

Bullpasture River from the junction of the Cowpasture River and Route 678 to its headwaters.

vi

Cowpasture River (Highland County) from 75.4 miles above its confluence with the James River 2.7 miles upstream.

vi

Craig Creek from the confluence of Muddy Branch to its headwaters.

vi

Crush Run from its confluence with Catawba Creek to a point 2.8 miles upstream.

vi

Elk Creek from its mouth to 0.6 mile upstream.

vi

Elk Creek from 1.9 miles above its confluence with the James River 1.2 miles upstream.

vi

Ellis Run from its confluence with Back Creek in Botetourt County to a point 1.6 miles upstream.

v

Falling Spring Creek from its confluence with the Jackson River to its headwaters.

v

Jackson River from 1.8 miles above Route 39 (river mile 65.4) 12.2 miles upstream.

vi

Jackson River from 77.6 miles above its confluence with the James River to river mile 85.4.

***

Jackson River from river mile 89.2 to headwaters.

vi

Jennings Creek from the Norfolk and Western Railroad to the confluence of Yellowstone Branch.

viii

Jerrys Run from its confluence with Dunlap Creek to the C&O Railroad crossing.

***

Johns Creek (Craig County) from the junction of Routes 632 and 658 to Eliber Springs Branch.

vi

Lees Creek from its confluence with Catawba Creek to a point 2 miles upstream.

vi

McFalls Creek from its confluence with Jennings Creek to its headwaters.

vi

Mill Creek (Bath County) from 2.2 miles above its confluence with the Calfpasture River to its headwaters.

vi

Mill Creek from its confluence with Craig Creek to a point 2.1 miles upstream (Craig County).

vi

Miller Branch from its confluence with Tygers Creek to its headwaters.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

North Buffalo Creek from its confluence with Buffalo Creek 2.8 miles upstream.

viii

Pads Creek from river mile 2.2 - 8.2 (6 miles), unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

vi

Pheasanty Run (Spring Run) from its confluence with the Cowpasture River 0.7 mile upstream.

v

Potts Creek from the junction of Route 614 upstream to Boiling Spring.

***

Potts Creek from the Craig County line to its headwaters.

v

Roaring Run from Route 615 to its headwaters.

vi

South Fork Pads Creek from its confluence with Pads Creek approximately to its headwaters.

vi

Spreading Spring Branch from its confluence with the James River to the intersection of Routes 635 and 630.

v

Sweet Springs Creek from its confluence with Dunlap Creek to the West Virginia state line.

vi

Trout Creek and all of its tributaries (except Pickles Branch) from its confluence with Craig Creek to their headwaters (including the tributaries' headwaters).

vii

Tygers Creek from its confluence with Dunlap Creek to its headwaters.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 12

iv

Als Run from its confluence with Jerrys Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Back Creek from its confluence with the James River near Buchanan upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Barbours Creek from its confluence with Craig Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Barney Run from its confluence with Mare Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Bear Hole Run from its confluence with Dry Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Bear Loop Branch from its confluence with Wilson Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Beaver Run (Bath County) from its confluence with Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Bennetts Run (Rockbridge County) from its confluence with the Maury River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Benson Run from its confluence with the Cowpasture River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Biggs Run from its confluence with Craig Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Big Laurel Branch from its confluence with Johns Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Big Lick Run from its confluence with Little Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Big Run from its confluence with Little Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Black Run (Augusta County) from its confluence with Smith Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Blue Spring Run from its confluence with Potts Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Blue Suck Branch from its confluence with Simpson Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Bolar Run from its confluence with the Jackson River to Bolar Spring.

ii

Brattons Run from the confluence of Alum Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Broad Run from its junction with Routes 311 and 618 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Cascades Creek from its confluence with Cedar Creek (Bath County) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Castle Run from its confluence with the Jackson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Cast Steel Run from its confluence with Potts Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Cedar Creek from its confluence with the Jackson River upstream to a spring on the west bank located downstream of Route 605.

ii

Cedar Creek (Rockbridge County) from 6.4 miles above its confluence with the James River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Chestnut Run from its confluence with Jennings Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Christleys Run from its confluence with Kempers Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

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

ii

Cove Branch from its confluence with Barbours Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Cowardin Run from its confluence with Rowan Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Crab Run from its confluence with the Bullpasture River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Crow Run from its confluence with Dunlap Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

iv

Davidson Run (Rockbridge County) from Route 501 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Davis Run from Route 678 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Downey Branch from its confluence with Blue Suck Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Dry Run (Allegheny County) from the Covington City limits upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Dry Run (Bath County) from 1.5 miles above its confluence with the Cowpasture River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Duffs Run from its confluence with the Bullpasture River upstream 1.0 miles.

ii

East Fork Elk Creek from 0.8 mile above its confluence with Elk Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Eliber Springs Branch from its confluence with Johns Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Ewin Run from its confluence with Potts Creek to the West Virginia state line.

ii

Falling Springs Creek from its confluence with the Jackson River to Route 220.

ii

Fallingwater Creek from its confluence with Jennings Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

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

ii

Ford Run (Bath County) from its confluence with Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Fridleys Branch from its confluence with the Calfpasture River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Furnace Branch from its confluence with Craig Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Glover Run from its confluence with Allen Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Gochenour Branch from its confluence with Brattons Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Grannys Creek from its confluence with Johns Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Guys Run (Bath County) from its confluence with the Cowpasture River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Guys Run (Rockbridge County) from its confluence with the Calfpasture River (at Camp Virginia, Route 39) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Hays Creek from its confluence with Potts Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Hidden Valley Spring from its confluence with the Jackson River 1.1 miles upstream.

ii

Hipes Branch from its confluence with Craig Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Hite Hollow (Augusta County) from 0.8 miles above its mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Hypes Creek from Route 696 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Indian Draft from its confluence with the Jackson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Jackson River from 5 miles above the City of Covington's raw water intake to the Gathright Dam.

ii

Jackson River from river mile 85.4 to river mile 89.2.

ii

Jennings Creek from the confluence of Yellowstone Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Jerkemtight Branch from its confluence with the Calfpasture River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Jerrys Run (Allegheny County) from the C&O railroad upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Jerrys Run (Augusta County) from its confluence with Ramseys Draft upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Johns Creek from the confluence of Eliber Springs Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Jordan Run (Bath County) from its confluence with Thompson Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Karnes Creek from a point 1.4 miles upstream of its confluence with the Jackson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Kelly Run (Bath County) from its confluence with the Jackson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Kelso Spring Branch from its confluence with the Little Calfpasture River 1.3 miles upstream.

ii

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

iv

Left Prong Ramseys Draft from its confluence with Ramseys Draft upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Left Prong Wilson Creek from its confluence with Wilson Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Lick Block Run from its confluence with the Left Prong Wilson Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Lick Branch from its confluence with Craig Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Lick Run (Bath County) from 3.3 miles above its confluence with Stuart Run 3.3 miles upstream.

ii

Little Back Creek (Bath County) from Route 600 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Little Calfpasture River from 17.2 miles above its confluence with the Maury River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Little Crow Run from its confluence with Crow Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

Little Wilson Creek (from 1 mile above its confluence with Mill Creek) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Long Spring Run from its confluence with Little Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Lowry Run from 0.2 mile above its confluence with the Maury River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Madison Creek from Route 682 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mare Run from its junction with Route 39 at Bath Alum upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Meadow Creek from its confluence with Craig Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Middle Creek from its confluence with Jennings Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mill Branch from its confluence with Potts Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Mill Creek (Bath County) from its confluence with the Cowpasture River 3.2 miles upstream.

iii

Mill Creek from Rebecca Furnace upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mill Creek from its confluence with Craig Creek near Webbs Mill in Craig County upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mill Creek (Bath County) from its confluence with the Jackson River (Lake Moomaw) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mill Run (Highland County) from its confluence with the Bullpasture River 0.5 mile upstream.

ii

Muddy Run (Bath County) from its confluence with the Jackson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Nelse Branch from its confluence with Mill Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

North Branch Simpson Creek from its confluence with Simpson Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

Paint Bank Branch from its confluence with Potts Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Panther Run from its confluence with Mare Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Paxton Branch from its confluence with Johns Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Pedlar Gap Run from 1 mile above its confluence with the Maury River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Pickles Branch (a tributary to Trout Creek) from its mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Piney Branch (Rockbridge County) from its confluence with Guys Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Poplar Cove Run from its confluence with Lowry Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Porters Mill Creek from its confluence with Mill Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

Purgatory Creek from its confluence with the James River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Ramseys Draft from its confluence with the Calfpasture River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Reservoir Hollow from 0.7 mile above its confluence with Indian Gap Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Right Prong Ramseys Draft from its confluence with Ramseys Draft upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Rocky Creek from its confluence with Ramseys Draft upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Rocky Run (Bath County) from its confluence with the Jackson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Rowan Run from its confluence with the Jackson River to the confluence with Cowardin Run.

ii

Sawmill Run (Bath County) from its confluence with Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Shawvers Run from its confluence with Potts Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Simpson Creek from the junction of Route 776 and U. S. Route 60 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Sinking Creek from Route 697 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Smith Branch from its confluence with Mill Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Smith Creek (Alleghany-Clifton Forge City) from Interstate 64, 2.4 miles upstream.

ii

Snake Run from its confluence with Dunlap Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

South Buffalo Creek from its confluence with Buffalo Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Spring Branch (Bath County) from its confluence with Mill Creek 0.8 mile upstream.

ii

Spring Run (Bath County) from its confluence with Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

Still Run from its confluence with the Calfpasture River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

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

ii

Stony Run (Highland County) from its confluence with the Jackson River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Sugar Run (Allegheny County) from its confluence with Potts Creek upstream 0.75 miles.

iii

Thompson Creek from the Route 39 crossing upstream to the confluence of Mares and Jordan Runs.

ii

Trout Run from its confluence with Sinking Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Unnamed tributary to Brattons Run 0.7 mile above the confluence of Gochenour Branch from its mouth upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Valley Branch from its confluence with Potts Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Vinegar Run from its confluence with the Jackson River upstream 0.4 miles.

iii

Wildcat Hollow from its confluence with Little Back Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Wilson Creek (Bath County) within Douthat State Park Lake upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

12a

IV

pH-6.5-9.5

Maury River and its tributaries, unless otherwise designated in this chapter, from U.S. Route 60 upstream bridge to its headwaters (the confluence of the Calfpasture and Little Calfpasture Rivers).

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 12a

***

hh

Hays Creek from its confluence with the Maury River to Brownsburg (9.5 miles).

***

Irish Creek from its confluence with the South River to river mile 8.9.

v

pH-6.5-9.5

Marlbrook Creek from its confluence with the South River 2.2 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 12a

iv

Big Bend Creek from its confluence with Irish Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Chimney Branch from its confluence with Saint Marys River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Hogback Creek from its confluence with Saint Marys River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Irish Creek from river mile 8.9 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

pH-6.5-9.5

Laurel Run from its confluence with the Maury River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

Mine Bank Creek from its confluence with Saint Marys River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Nettle Creek from its confluence with Irish Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Nettle Spring Branch from its confluence with Nettle Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Otts Creek from its confluence with Hayes Creek upstream to Route 726.

iv

Rock Branch from its confluence with Irish Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

Saint Marys River from its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Saint Marys River from its confluence with the South River 3.6 miles upstream.

i

Saint Marys River from 3.6 miles above its confluence with the South River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

Sugartree Branch from its confluence with Saint Marys River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Wigwam Creek from its confluence with Nettle Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

12b

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Maury River and its tributaries from Lexington's raw water intake to a point 5 miles upstream.

12c

IV

PWS

Black Run from Craigsville's raw water intake to its headwaters.

12d

IV

PWS

Moores Creek located on Brushy Mountain.

12e

IV

Cowpasture River from the Alleghany-Botetourt County line upstream to U.S. Route 60 bridge.

12f

IV

PWS

Smith Creek and Clifton Forge Reservoir from Clifton Forge's raw water intake to their headwaters.

VI

PWS

Natural Trout Waters in Section 12f

ii

Piney Branch from its confluence with Smith Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Smith Creek (Alleghany County) from 4 miles north of Clifton Forge near Route 606 (at the stream gage upstream of the filtration plant) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

12g

IV

PWS

Mill Branch and its tributaries located on Horse Mountain.

12h

IV

PWS

Potts Creek and its tributaries from Hercules, Inc.'s raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

12i

IV

PWS

Dunlap Creek and its tributaries from the Covington Boys Home raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

12j

IV

PWS

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

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 12j

ii

Jackson River from Covington's raw water intake to a point 5 miles upstream.

12k

IV

PWS

Roaring Run above Clearwater Park's raw water intake to its headwaters.

12l

IV

PWS

Catawba Creek and its tributaries from the City of Roanoke's raw water intake 0.1 mile upstream from its confluence with Buchanan Branch to points 5 miles upstream.

12m

IV

PWS

Unnamed tributary to Catawba Creek from the Catawba State Hospital's raw water intake (approximately 1,000 feet north of the Hospital's main building), upstream to its headwaters.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR680-21-08.8, eff. May 25, 1988; amended, Volume 14, Issue 04, eff. December 10, 1997; Volume 15, Issue 21, eff. August 4, 1999; Volume 20, Issue 09, eff. February 12, 2004; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2010; Errata, 26:12 VA.R. 2065 February 15, 2010.

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