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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 780. Local and Regional Water Supply Planning

9VAC25-780-90. Existing resource information.

A. A program shall include a description of existing geologic, hydrologic, and meteorological conditions within the planning area, and in proximity to the point of withdrawal if it is outside the planning area.

B. A program shall include a description of existing environmental conditions that pertain to, or may affect, in-stream flow, in-stream uses, and sources that provide the current supply. This description of conditions may be provided in a distinct section of the plan document or as a part of the existing water sources information required pursuant to 9VAC25-780-70. This information may be derived from existing, readily available information and additional detailed studies shall not be required. The description of conditions shall include the following items, as they are applicable:

1. State or federal listed threatened or endangered species or habitats of concern;

2. Anadromous, trout and other significant fisheries;

3. River segments that have recreational significance including state scenic river status;

4. Sites of historic or archaeological significance;

5. Unusual geologic formations or special soil types;

6. Wetlands;

7. Riparian buffers and conservation easements;

8. Land use and land coverage including items such as percentage of impervious cover within a watershed and areas where new development may impact water quality of the source;

9. The presence of impaired streams and the type of impairment;

10. The location of point source discharges; and

11. Potential threats to the existing water quantity and quality, other than those from above.

Statutory Authority

§§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.38:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 2, eff. November 2, 2005; Errata, 22:4 VA.R. 660 October 31, 2005.

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