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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 260. Water Quality Standards
1/29/2020

9VAC25-260-490. Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins (Big Sandy River Subbasin).

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

IV

All tributaries of Tug Fork in Virginia.

2

IV

All tributaries of Jacobs Fork and Dry Fork in Virginia.

2a

IV

PWS

Crockett Cove, a tributary to Jacobs Fork, from Bishop's raw water intake to its headwaters.

3

IV

Levisa Fork and its tributaries and Knox Creek and its tributaries, unless otherwise designated in this chapter, from the Virginia‑Kentucky state line upstream to their headwaters.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 3

vi

Dismal Creek from its mouth to its headwaters.

4

IV

Russell Fork and its tributaries, unless otherwise designated in this chapter, from the Virginia‑Kentucky state line upstream to their headwaters.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 4

***

Caney Creek from Long Branch Creek upstream 5.5 miles.

vi

Frying Pan Creek from 1.3 miles above its confluence with Russell Fork 8.6 miles upstream (in vicinity of Bucu).

vi

North Fork Pound River from the town limits of Pound upstream to the water supply dam.

***

Russell Fork from the confluence of Pound River to the Virginia‑Kentucky state line.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 4

iii

Pound River from its confluence with Russell Fork upstream to the John W. Flannagan Dam.

4a

IV

PWS

Pound River and its tributaries from the John W. Flannagan Dam, including the Cranes Nest River and its tributaries to points 5 miles above the John W. Flannagan Water Authority's raw water intake.

4b

IV

PWS

North Fork Pound River and its tributaries from North Fork Pound River Dam and the Town of Pound's raw water intake upstream to their headwaters, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

4c

(Deleted)

4d

IV

Phillips Creek from its mouth to its headwaters and the North Fork Pound River from Wise County's swimming area around the mouth of Phillips Creek to a point 1/2 mile upstream.

4e

IV

PWS

Russell Fork River and its tributaries from the Kentucky state line 2.2 miles upstream (Elkhorn City, Kentucky raw water intake including Grassy Creek from its confluence with Russell Fork northeast to the Kentucky state line, Hunts Creek from its confluence with Grassy Creek to 1 mile upstream, Laurel Branch to its headwaters including Laurel Lake (Breaks Interstate Park raw water intake).

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 4e

***

PWS

Russell Fork from the Kentucky state line 2.2 miles upstream.

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 VR680-21-08.14, 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.

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