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

9VAC25-260-480. Chowan and Dismal Swamp (Albemarle Sound Subbasin).







Back Bay and its tributaries in the City of Virginia Beach to the Virginia-North Carolina state line and the Northwest River and its tidal tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to the free flowing portion, unless otherwise designated in this chapter and North Landing River and its tidal tributaries from the Virginia-North Carolina state line to the Great Bridge Lock of the Intracoastal Waterway and Salem Canal up to its intersection with Timberlake Road at N36°48'35.67"/W76°08'31.70". Includes West Neck Creek to the Dam Neck Road bridge at N36°47'20.00"/W76°04'12.10".



The free flowing portions of streams in Section 1 and tributaries of Stumpy Lake.




Stumpy Lake (raw water supply for the City of Norfolk) and feeder streams to points 5 miles upstream.




Northwest River and its tributaries from the City of Chesapeake's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream and points 5 miles downstream.



Intracoastal Waterway (portions not described in Section 1).


Swamp Waters in Section 2

Dismal Swamp Canal and tributaries from the Deep Creek Locks downstream to the Virginia/North Carolina state line.



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Lake Drummond, including feeder ditches, and all interstate tributaries of the Dismal Swamp between Virginia and North Carolina.


Swamp Waters in Section 3

Feeder Ditch to Lake Drummond and tributaries.

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 VR680-21-08.13, eff. May 25, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 4, eff. December 10, 1997; Volume 20, Issue 9, eff. February 12, 2004; Volume 23, Issue 26, eff. August 14, 2007; Volume 26, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2010.

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