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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 260. Water Quality Standards
8/4/2020

9VAC25-260-510. Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins (Holston River Subbasin).

SEC.

CLASS

SP. STDS.

SECTION DESCRIPTION

1

IV

North Fork Holston River and its tributaries, unless otherwise designated in this chapter, from the Virginia-Tennessee state line to their headwaters, and those sections of Timbertree Branch and Boozy Creek in Virginia.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 1

vi

Greendale Creek from its confluence with the North Fork Holston River 4.1 miles upstream.

v

Laurel Bed Creek from its confluence with Tumbling Creek 1.8 miles upstream.

vi

Laurel Creek within the Thomas Jefferson National Forest boundaries.

***

Laurel Creek from Route 16 to its confluence with Roaring Fork.

vi

Lick Creek (Bland County) from 5.5 miles above its confluence with the North Fork Holston River 10.9 miles upstream.

vi

Little Tumbling Creek from Tannersville upstream to where the powerline crosses the stream.

vi

Lynn Camp Creek from its confluence with Lick Creek 3.9 miles upstream.

vi

Punch and Judy Creek from its confluence with Laurel Creek 3.2 miles upstream.

v

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

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 1

ii

Barkcamp Branch from its confluence with Roaring Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Beartown Branch from its confluence with Sprouts Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Beaver Creek (Smyth County) from its confluence with the North Fork Holston River 2.8 miles upstream.

ii

Brier Cove from its confluence with Tumbling Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

Brumley Creek from its confluence with the North Fork Holston River upstream to the Hidden Valley Lake dam including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Brumley Creek from its confluence with the North Fork Holston River (at Duncanville) 4 miles upstream.

iii

Brumley Creek from 4 miles above its confluence with the North Fork Holston River (at Duncanville) 6.9 miles upstream.

iii

Campbell Creek (Smyth County) from its confluence with the North Fork Holston River at Ellendale Ford 1 mile upstream.

ii

Coon Branch from its confluence with Barkcamp upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Cove Branch from its confluence with Roaring Fork upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Henshaw Branch from its confluence with Lick Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

Little Tumbling Creek from the powerline crossing upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

v**

Red Creek from its confluence with Tumbling Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Roaring Fork (Tazewell County) from its confluence with Laurel Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

Toole Creek from its confluence with the North Fork Holston River 5.9 miles upstream.

1a

IV

North Fork Holston River from the Olin Corporation downstream to the Virginia-Tennessee state line.

1b

IV

PWS

Big Moccasin Creek and its tributaries from Weber City's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream from Gate City's raw water intake.

1c

(Deleted)

1d

IV

PWS

Unnamed tributary to the North Fork Holston River from Hilton's Community No. 2 public water supply raw water intake to its headwaters.

2

IV

PWS

South Holston Lake in Virginia and South Holston Lake and its tributaries from the Bristol Virginia Utilities Board's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

3

IV

Tributaries of the South Holston Lake, and Sinking Creek and Nicely Branch in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 3

vi

Berry Creek from its confluence with Fifteenmile Creek (Washington County) 2 miles upstream.

vi

Spring Creek from its confluence with the South Holston Lake to its headwaters.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 3

ii

Cox Mill Creek from its confluence with the South Fork Holston River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

3a

(Deleted)

4

IV

Steel Creek and Beaver Creek and their tributaries in Virginia.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 4

vi

Beaver Creek (Washington County) and its tributaries from the flood control dam (near Route 11) to their headwaters.

vi

Sinking Creek (tributary to Paperville Creek-Washington County) from the Virginia-Tennessee state line at Bristol 3.4 miles upstream.

5

IV

Middle Fork Holston River and its tributaries, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 5

vi

Dry Run from its confluence with the Middle Fork Holston River 1.6 miles upstream.

vi

Dutton Branch from its confluence with the Middle Fork Holston River 2 miles upstream.

vi

Laurel Springs Creek from its confluence with the Middle Fork Holston River 2 miles upstream.

vi

Middle Fork Holston River from 5 miles above Marion's raw water intake (river mile 45.83) to the headwaters.

vi

Preston Hollow from 0.5 mile above its confluence with the Middle Fork Holston River 1.5 miles upstream.

vi

Staley Creek from its confluence with the Middle Fork Holston River 1 mile upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 5

iii

East Fork Nicks Creek from its confluence with Nicks Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Nicks Creek within the Jefferson National Forest boundary (river mile 1.6) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Staley Creek from 1 mile above its confluence with the Middle Fork Holston River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

5a

IV

Middle Fork Holston River and its tributaries from Edmondson Dam upstream to the Route 91 bridge.

5b

IV

Hungry Mother Creek from the dam upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

5c

IV

PWS

Middle Fork Holston River and its tributaries from Marion's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 5c

vi

Middle Fork Holston River from Marion's raw water intake at Mt. Carmel at river mile 45.83 to a point 5 miles upstream (river mile 50.83).

5d

IV

PWS

Middle Fork Holston River and its tributaries from Washington County Service Authority's raw water intake to points 5 miles upstream.

6

IV

ESW-10

South Fork Holston River and its tributaries in Virginia, unless otherwise designated in this chapter.

V

Stockable Trout Waters in Section 6

vi

Grosses Creek from its confluence with the South Fork Holston River 3.4 miles upstream.

vi

Rush Creek (Washington County) from its confluence with the South Fork Holston River 2.2 miles upstream.

vi

Straight Branch from its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek 2.5 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 6

iii

Barkcamp Branch from its confluence with Rowland Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Beaverdam Creek (Washington County) from its confluence with Laurel Creek to the Virginia-Tennessee state line 2 miles upstream.

iii

Bell Hollow from its confluence with Dickey Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

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

Big Laurel Creek (Smyth County) from its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Big Laurel Creek (Smyth County) from its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek 2.6 miles upstream.

ii

Big Laurel Creek (Smyth County) from 2.6 miles above its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek (at Laurel Valley Church) upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Brush Creek from its confluence with Rush Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Buckeye Branch from its confluence with Green Cove Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

iii

Cold Branch from its confluence with Jerrys Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iv

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

ii

Cressy Creek from 1.7 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Holston River at Route 16 upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

iii

Dickey Creek from 0.6 mile above its confluence with the South Fork Holston River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Dry Fork from 1.2 miles above its confluence with St. Clair Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Feathercamp Branch from its confluence with Straight Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

ii

Green Cove Creek from its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

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

iii

High Trestle Branch from its confluence with Buckeye Branch upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

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

iii

Houndshell Branch from its confluence with Cressy Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Hurricane Creek (Smyth County) from its confluence with Comers Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Hutton Branch from its confluence with Dickey Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Jerrys Creek (Smyth County) from 1.5 miles above its confluence with Rowland Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Little Laurel Creek (Smyth County) from its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

***

Laurel Creek from its confluence with Beaverdam Creek (Washington County) to the Virginia-North Carolina state line.

ii

London Bridge Branch from its confluence with Beaverdam Creek (Washington County) 0.6 mile upstream.

iii

Long Branch from its confluence with Jerrys Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Mill Creek (Washington County) from its confluence with the South Fork Holston River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Parks Creek from its confluence with Cressy Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Pennington Branch from its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Quarter Branch from 1.1 miles above its confluence with Cressy Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Raccoon Branch from its confluence with Dickey Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Rowland Creek from 2.5 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Holston River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Rush Creek (Washington County) from 2.2 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Holston River upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Scott Branch from its confluence with Dickey Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Slemp Creek from 2 miles above its confluence with Cressy Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

South Fork Holston River from 101.8 miles above its confluence with the Holston River to the Thomas Bridge Water Corporation's raw water intake (see Section 6a).

ii

South Fork Holston River from 5 miles above the Thomas Bridge Water Corporation's raw water intake to a point 12.9 miles upstream (see Section 6a).

ii

Star Hill Branch from its confluence with Green Cove Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

St. Clair Creek from 3.3 miles above its confluence with the South Fork Holston River (at Route 600) above Horseshoe Bend upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

ii

Sturgill Branch from its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

iii

Valley Creek (Washington County) from its confluence with Whitetop Laurel Creek upstream including all named and unnamed tributaries.

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

ii

Whitetop Laurel Creek from its confluence with Laurel Creek 8.1 miles upstream.

i

Whitetop Laurel Creek from 8.1 miles above its confluence with Laurel Creek 4.4 miles upstream.

iii

Whitetop Laurel Creek from 12.5 miles above its confluence with Laurel Creek 3.8 miles upstream.

6a

IV

PWS

South Fork Holston River and its tributaries from Thomas Bridge Water Corporation's raw water intake between Route 658 and Route 656 to points 5 miles upstream.

VI

Natural Trout Waters in Section 6a

ii

South Fork Holston River from Thomas Bridge Water Corporation's raw water intake to a point 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 VR680-21-08.16, 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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