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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 260. Water Quality Standards
7/8/2020

9VAC25-260-450. Roanoke River Basin.

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

III

PWS

Lake Gaston and the John Kerr Reservoir in Virginia and their tributaries in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter (not including the Roanoke or the Dan Rivers). The Roanoke River Service Authority's water supply intake is in this section.

1a

III

Dockery Creek and its tributaries to their headwaters.

2

III

Dan River and its tributaries from the John Kerr Reservoir to the Virginia-North Carolina state line just east of the Pittsylvania-Halifax County line, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

2a

III

PWS

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

2b

III

PWS

Banister River and its tributaries from Burlington Industries' inactive raw water intake (about 2000 feet downstream of Route 360) inclusive of the Town of Halifax intake at the Banister Lake dam upstream to the Pittsylvania-Halifax County line (designation for main stem and tributaries ends at the county line).

2c

(Deleted)

2d

III

PWS

Cherrystone Creek and its tributaries from Chatham's raw water intake upstream to their headwaters.

2e

III

PWS

Georges Creek from Gretna's raw water intake upstream to its headwaters.

2f

III

PWS

Banister River and its tributaries from point below its confluence with Bearskin Creek (at latitude 36°46'15"; longitude 79°27'08") just east of Route 703, upstream to their headwaters.

2g

III

PWS

Whitethorn Creek and its tributaries from its confluence with Georges Creek upstream to their headwaters.

3

III

Dan River and its tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line just east of the Pittsylvania-Halifax County line upstream to the state line just east of Draper, North Carolina, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

III

PWS

Dan River and its tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line just south of Danville to points 1.34 miles upstream and the first unnamed tributary to Hogans Creek from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to a point 0.45 mile upstream.

3a

III

PWS

Dan River and its tributaries from the Schoolfield Dam including the City of Danville's main water intake located just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam, upstream to the Virginia-North Carolina state line.

3b

IV

PWS

Cascade Creek and its tributaries.

3c

IV

PWS

Smith River and its tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to, but not including, Home Creek.

3d

VI

PWS

Smith River from DuPont's (inactive) raw water intake upstream to the Philpott Dam, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

VI

PWS

Natural Trout Waters in Section 3d

ii

Smith River from DuPont's (inactive) raw water intake upstream to the Philpott Dam, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

3e

IV

Philpott Reservoir, Fairystone Lake and their tributaries.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 3e

v

Otter Creek from its confluence with Rennet Bag Creek (Philpott Reservoir) to its headwaters.

v

Smith River (Philpott Reservoir portion) from the Philpott Dam (river mile 46.80) to river mile 61.14, just above the confluence with Small Creek.

v

Rennet Bag Creek from its confluence with the Smith River to the confluence of Long Branch Creek.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 3e

ii

Brogan Branch from its confluence with Rennet Bag Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Rennet Bag Creek from the confluence of Long Branch Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Roaring Run from its confluence with Rennet Bag Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

3f

IV

PWS

North Mayo River and South Mayo River and their tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to points 5 miles upstream.

3g

IV

Interstate streams in the Dan River watershed above the point where the Dan crosses the Virginia-North Carolina state line just east of Draper, North Carolina, (including the Mayo and the Smith watersheds), unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 3g

vi

Dan River from the Virginia-North Carolina state line upstream to the Pinnacles Power House.

***

Little Dan River from its confluence with the Dan River 7.8 miles upstream.

v

Smith River from river mile 61.14 (just below the confluence of Small Creek), to Route 704 (river mile 69.20).

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 3g

ii

Dan River from Pinnacles Power House to Townes Dam.

ii

Dan River from headwaters of Townes Reservoir to Talbott Dam.

iii

Little Dan River from 7.8 miles above its confluence with the Dan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

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

ii

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

iii

Smith River from Route 704 (river mile 69.20) to Route 8 (river mile 77.55).

ii

Smith River from Route 8 (approximate river mile 77.55) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

South Mayo River from river mile 38.8 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

3h

IV

PWS

South Mayo River and its tributaries from the Town of Stuart's raw water intake 0.4 mile upstream of its confluence with the North Fork Mayo River to points 5 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 3h

iii

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

iii

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

iii

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

iii

South Mayo River from river mile 33.8 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

3i

IV

PWS

Hale Creek and its tributaries from the Fairy Stone State Park's raw water intake 1.7 miles from its confluence with Fairy Stone Lake upstream to its headwaters.

3j

VI

PWS

Smith River and its tributaries from the Henry County Public Service Authority's raw water intake about 0.2 mile upstream of its confluence with Town Creek to points 5 miles upstream.

4

III

Intrastate tributaries to the Dan River above the Virginia-North Carolina state line just east of Draper, North Carolina, to their headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 4

vi

Browns Dan River from the intersection of Routes 647 and 646 to its headwaters.

vi

Little Spencer Creek from its confluence with Spencer Creek to its headwaters.

vi

Poorhouse Creek from its confluence with North Fork South Mayo River upstream to Route 817.

***

Rock Castle Creek from its confluence with the Smith River upstream to Route 40.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 4

ii

Barnard Creek from its confluence with the Dan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Big Cherry Creek from its confluence with Ivy Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Ivy Creek from its confluence with the Dan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Camp Branch from its confluence with Ivy Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Haunted Branch from its confluence with Barnard Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

iii

Ivy Creek from Coleman's Mill Pond upstream to Route 58 (approximately 2.5 miles).

iii

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

iii

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

ii

Maple Swamp Branch from its confluence with Round Meadow Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

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

ii

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

iii

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

vi**

Patrick Springs Branch from its confluence with Laurel Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Polebridge Creek from Route 692 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Poorhouse Creek from Route 817 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

iii

Rich Creek from Route 58 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Roaring Creek from its confluence with the Dan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

i

Rock Castle Creek from Route 40 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Round Meadow Creek from its confluence with the Dan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Sawpit Branch from its confluence with Round Meadow Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Shooting Creek from its confluence with the Smith River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

vi**

Spencer Creek from Route 692 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Squall Creek from its confluence with the Dan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Tuggle Creek from its confluence with the Dan River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Widgeon Creek from its confluence with the Smith River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

4a

III

PWS

Intrastate tributaries (includes Beaver Creek, Little Beaver Creek, and Jones Creek, for the City of Martinsville) to the Smith River from DuPont's (inactive) raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream from Fieldcrest Cannon's raw water intake.

4b

III

PWS

Marrowbone Creek and its tributaries from the Henry County Public Service Authority's raw water intake (about 0.25 mile upstream from Route 220) to their headwaters.

4c

III

PWS

Leatherwood Creek and its tributaries from the Henry County Public Service Authority's raw water intake 8 miles upstream of its confluence with the Smith River to points 5 miles upstream.

5

IV

PWS

Roanoke Staunton River from the headwaters of the John Kerr Reservoir to Leesville Dam unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

5a

III

PWS

Tributaries to the Roanoke Staunton River from the headwaters of the John Kerr Reservoir to Leesville Dam, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 5a

vi

Day Creek from Route 741 to its headwaters.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 5a

iii

Gunstock Creek from its confluence with Overstreet Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

5b

III

PWS

Spring Creek from Keysville's raw water intake upstream to its headwaters.

5c

III

PWS

Falling River and its tributaries from a point just upstream from State Route 40 (the raw water source for Dan River, Inc.) to points 5 miles upstream and including the entire Phelps Creek watershed which contains the Brookneal Reservoir.

5d

III

Falling River and its tributaries from 5 miles above Dan River, Inc. raw water intake to its headwaters.

5e

III

PWS

Reed Creek and its tributaries from Altavista's raw water intake upstream to their headwaters.

5f

III

PWS

Big Otter River and its tributaries from Bedford's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream, and Stony Creek and Little Stony Creek upstream to their headwaters.

VI

PWS

Natural Trout Waters in Section 5f

ii

Little Stony Creek from 1 mile above its confluence with Stony Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Stony Creek from the Bedford Reservoir upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

5g

III

Big Otter River and its tributaries from 5 miles above Bedford's raw water intake upstream to their headwaters.

5h

III

Ash Camp Creek and that portion of Little Roanoke Creek from its confluence with Ash Camp Creek to the Route 47 bridge.

5i

III

PWS

The Roanoke River and its tributaries from the Town of Altavista's raw water intake, 0.1 mile upstream from the confluence of Sycamore Creek, to points 5 miles upstream.

5j

III

PWS

Big Otter River and its tributaries from the Campbell County Utilities and Service Authority's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

6

IV

pH-6.5-9.5

Roanoke River from a point (at latitude 37°15'53"; longitude 79°54'00") 5 miles above the headwaters of Smith Mountain Lake upstream to Salem's #1 raw water intake.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 6

***

pH-6.5-9.5, ff

Roanoke River from its junction from Routes 11 and 419 to Salem's #1 raw water intake.

6a

III

NEW-1

Tributaries of the Roanoke River from Leesville Dam to Niagra Reservoir, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 6a

vi

Gourd Creek from 1.3 miles above its confluence with Snow Creek to its headwaters.

vi

Maggodee Creek from Boones Mill upstream to Route 862 (approximately 3.8 miles).

vii

South Fork Blackwater River from its confluence with the Blackwater River upstream to Roaring Run.

vi

South Prong Pigg River from its confluence with the Pigg River to its headwaters.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 6a

iii

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

ii

Green Creek from Roaring Run upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Pigg River from 1 mile above the confluence of the South Prong Pigg River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

6b

(Deleted)

6c

III

PWS

Falling Creek Reservoir and Beaverdam Reservoir.

6d

IV

Tributaries of the Roanoke River from Niagra Reservoir to Salem's #1 raw water intake, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 6d

vii

ee

Tinker Creek from its confluence with the Roanoke River north to Routes 11 and 220.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 6d

iii

Glade Creek from its junction with Berkley Road NE to the confluence of Coyner Branch.

6e

IV

PWS

Carvin Cove Reservoir and its tributaries to their headwaters.

6f

IV

PWS, NEW-1

Blackwater River and its tributaries from the Town of Rocky Mount's raw water intake (just upstream of State Route 220) to points 5 miles upstream.

6g

IV

PWS

Tinker Creek and its tributaries from the City of Roanoke's raw water intake (about 0.4 mile downstream from Glebe Mills) to points 5 miles upstream.

6h

IV

PWS

Roanoke River from Leesville Dam to Smith Mountain Dam (Gap of Smith Mountain), excluding all tributaries to Leesville Lake.

6i

IV

PWS, NEW-1

Roanoke River from Smith Mountain Dam (Gap of Smith Mountain) upstream to a point (at latitude 37°15'53"; longitude 79°54'00" and its tributaries to points 5 miles above the 795.0 foot contour (normal pool elevation) of Smith Mountain Lake.

7

IV

pH-6.5-9.5, ESW-2

Roanoke River and its tributaries, unless otherwise designated in this chapter, from Salem's #1 raw water intake to their headwaters.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 7

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Elliott Creek from the confluence of Rocky Branch to its headwaters.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

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

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Mill Creek from its confluence with Bottom Creek to its headwaters.

***

pH-6.5-9.5

Roanoke River from 5 miles above Salem's #2 raw water intake to the Spring Hollow Reservoir intake (see Section 7b).

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

Smith Creek from its confluence with Elliott Creek to its headwaters.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

South Fork Roanoke River from 5 miles above the Spring Hollow Reservoir intake (see Section 7b) to the mouth of Bottom Creek (river mile 17.1).

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 7

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

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

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

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

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

Lick Fork (Floyd County) from its confluence with Goose Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

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

iii

pH-6.5-9.5

Purgatory Creek from Camp Alta Mons upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

pH-6.5-9.5

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

7a

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Roanoke River and its tributaries from Salem's #1 raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream from Salem's #2 raw water intake.

V

PWS

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 7a

***

pH-6.5-9.5, ff

Roanoke River from Salem's #1 raw water intake to a point 5 miles upstream from Salem's #2 raw water intake.

7b

IV

PWS pH-6.5-9.5

Roanoke River and its tributaries from the Spring Hollow Reservoir intake upstream to points 5 miles upstream.

V

PWS

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 7b

***

pH-6.5-9.5, ff

Roanoke River from the Spring Hollow Reservoir intake to the Floyd-Montgomery County line.

vi

pH-6.5-9.5

South Fork Roanoke River from its confluence with the Roanoke River to 5 miles above the Spring Hollow Reservoir intake.

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 VR680-21-08.10, eff. May 25, 1988; amended, Volume 14, Issue 04, eff. December 10, 1997; Errata, 14:12 VA.R. 1937 March 2, 1998; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 09, eff. February 12, 2004; Volume 26, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 18, eff. April 23, 2014; Volume 32, Issue 26, eff. June 27, 2017.

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