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

9VAC25-260-440. 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).

3a

III

PWS

The Rappahannock River and its tributaries from Spotsylvania County's raw water intake near Golin Run to points 5 miles upstream (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

Free flowing tributaries of the Rappahannock from Blandfield Point 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.

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.

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 VR680-21-08.9, eff. May 25, 1988; amended, Volume 14, Issue 04, eff. December 10, 1997; Volume 20, Issue 09, eff. February 12, 2004; Volume 26, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2010; Volume 32, Issue 26, eff. June 27, 2017.

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