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Code of Virginia
Title 10.1. Conservation
Chapter 4. Scenic Rivers Act
4/13/2021

§ 10.1-402. Development of water and related resources and evaluation as scenic resource.

The Department may review and make recommendations regarding all planning for the use and development of water and related land resources including the construction of impoundments, diversions, roadways, crossings, channels, locks, canals, or other uses that change the character of a stream or waterway or destroy its scenic assets, so that full consideration and evaluation of the river as a scenic resource will be given before alternative plans for use and development are approved. To effectuate the purposes of this section, all state and local agencies shall consider the recommendations of the Department.

1970, c. 468, § 10-167; 1988, c. 891; 2003, c. 240.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.