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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 260. Water Quality Standards
7/10/2020

9VAC25-260-500. Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins (Clinch River Subbasin).

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

IV

Powell River and its tributaries from the Virginia‑Tennessee state line to their headwaters; Indian Creek and Martin Creek in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 1

vi

Batie Creek from its confluence with the Powell River 0.8 mile upstream.

vi

Dry Creek from its confluence with Hardy Creek to its headwaters.

vi

Hardy Creek and its tributaries to their headwaters.

vi

Lick Branch from its confluence with Indian Creek 1.4 miles upstream.

vi

Martin Creek (Lee County) from the Virginia‑Tennessee state line to its headwaters.

vii

North Fork Powell River from the confluence of Straight Creek to its headwaters.

vi

Poor Valley Branch from its confluence with Martin Creek 1.4 miles upstream.

vi

Sims Creek from its confluence with the Powell River 1.1 miles upstream to Sims Spring.

vi

Station Creek at the boundary of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (river mile 2.2) 2.6 miles upstream.

vi

Wallen Creek above its confluence with the Powell River (at Rasnic Hollow) to its headwaters.

vi

White Branch from its confluence with Poor Valley Branch 0.7 mile upstream (to the Falls at Falling Water Gap).

1a

IV

PWS

Powell River and its tributaries from Pennington Gap's raw water intake to 5 miles upstream.

1b

IV

PWS

Bens Branch from Appalachia's raw water intake to its headwaters.

1c

IV

PWS

South Fork Powell River from Big Stone Gap's raw water intake to its headwaters.

1d

IV

PWS

Benges Branch from Norton's raw water intake to its headwaters.

1e

IV

PWS

Robinette Branch from Norton's raw water intake to its headwaters.

1f

IV

PWS

Fleenortown Creek and its tributaries from the Winn #1 and Barker Springs intakes (which provide raw water to the Town of Jonesville WTP) to points 5 miles upstream.

2

IV

Clinch River and its tributaries from the Virginia‑Tennessee state line to their headwaters; North Fork Clinch River and its tributaries, Blackwater Creek and its tributaries, and Little Creek in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 2

vi

Amos Branch from its confluence with Copper Creek 3.3 miles upstream.

***

Big Cedar Creek from its confluence with Little Cedar Creek to the mouths of Elk Garden Creek and Loop Creek.

viii

Burns Creek from its confluence with the Guest River to its headwaters.

viii

Clear Creek (Wise County) from 1/2 mile above its confluence with the Guest River to its headwaters.

vi

Copper Creek (Russell County) from Route 678 below Parsonage ‑ river mile 52.5 ‑ 4.3 miles upstream.

vi

Cove Creek from river mile 6.5 (above Stanleytown) 5.5 miles upstream.

vi

Cowan Creek from its confluence with Sinking Creek 2.7 miles upstream.

vi

Devil Fork from its confluence with Straight Fork 3.2 miles upstream.

vi

Fall Creek from its confluence with the Clinch River 4.6 miles upstream.

vi

Gillinswater Branch from its confluence with Obeys Creek 2.8 miles upstream.

vi

Gray Branch from its confluence with Mill Creek (Scott County) 1.6 miles upstream.

vi

Jessee Branch from its confluence with Copper Creek at Thompson Ford 2 miles upstream.

vi

Lark Creek from its confluence with Copper Creek 3 miles upstream.

viii

Laurel Fork (Scott County) from its confluence with Stock Creek 4 miles upstream.

vi

Liberty Creek from its confluence with Little River 1.6 miles upstream.

vi

Little Stony Creek from the intersection of the stream and Route 72 upstream to its headwaters.

vi

Mill Creek (Scott County) from its confluence with the Clinch River at Grays Ford 1.6 miles upstream.

vi

Obeys Creek from 2.5 miles above its confluence with Copper Creek 6 miles upstream.

vi

Palmer Branch from its confluence with the Clinch River 1.8 miles upstream.

vi

Powers Branch from its confluence with the Clinch River 2.4 miles upstream.

vi

Stock Creek from 0.25 mile north of Sunbright to 1.5 miles north of Mabe.

Stony Creek from Fort Blackmore upstream to its headwaters.

***

(Stony Creek from Fort Blackmore (river mile 0.56) 5.5 miles upstream.)

vi

(Stony Creek from 5.5 miles above its confluence with the Clinch River (in the vicinity of Greens Chapel) 7.2 miles upstream.)

vi

Straight Fork (Scott County) from its confluence with Stony Creek 5.1 miles upstream.

vi

Valley Creek from 1.1 miles above its confluence with Copper Creek 6.8 miles upstream.

viii

Wolf Creek (Scott County) from its confluence with Laurel Fork 1.8 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 2

iii

Maiden Spring Creek from 15 miles above its confluence with Little River at Route 602 above Benbow 5.3 miles upstream.

iii

Mill Creek (Russell County) from its confluence with the Clinch River 2.7 miles upstream.

2a

IV

PWS, x

Clinch River and its tributaries to their headwaters from the Wise County Public Service Authority's raw water intakes to 5 miles upstream from St. Paul's raw water intake.

2b

IV

PWS

Clinch River and its tributaries to their headwaters from Raven‑Doran's raw water intake to a point 5 miles upstream of the Richland's raw water intake.

2c

IV

PWS

Clinch River and its tributaries from Tazewell's raw water intake to their headwaters.

2d

IV

PWS

North Fork Clinch River and its tributaries, including Spurlock Branch, from Duffield Development Authority's raw water intake at the confluence with Spurlock Branch and the intake on Spurlock Branch to 5 miles upstream.

2e

IV

PWS

Bear Creek from Wise's raw water intake to its headwaters.

2f

IV

PWS

Toms Creek from Coeburn's raw water intake to its headwaters.

2g

IV

PWS

Little River and its tributaries from the Tazewell County Water and Sewer Authority's (Claypool Hill Water Treatment Plant) raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

2h

IV

PWS

Unnamed tributary to the North Fork Clinch River from the Divides raw water intake upstream to its headwaters.

2i

IV

PWS

Big Cedar Creek and its tributaries from Lebanon's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

2j

IV

PWS

Cavitts Creek from the proposed Baptist Valley raw water intake to its headwaters.

2k

IV

PWS

Unnamed tributary to Big Creek (Tazewell County) from the Tazewell County Water and Sewer Authority's Jewell Ridge raw water intake upstream to its headwaters.

2l

(moved to 1f)

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 VR680-21-08.15, 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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