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Local TMDLs

In Virginia, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is facilitating development of TMDLs for various pollutants. HRPDC’s Water Resources Department coordinates with DEQ, Hampton Roads localities, and stakeholders to develop TMDL Implementation Plans and to conduct TMDL outreach activities.

Click here for information on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Several TMDL Implementation Plans Opens in New Tab have been completed for waters located within or partially within the Hampton Roads region; others are under development. See the links below for more information:

Final TMDL Implementation Plans for Waters in Hampton Roads(updated April 2012) 

Impaired Segment

City/County

Pollutant

Back Bay Watershed Pdf icon

Virginia Beach

Bacteria

Blackwater River Pdf icon

Franklin

Bacteria

Blackwater River (Lower), Maggodee Pdf icon

Creek, Gills Creek Pdf icon

Franklin

Bacteria

Chowan River Watershed Pdf icon

Dinwiddie, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward, Southampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight, Surry

 

Lynnhaven River, Broad and Linkhorn Bay Pdf icon

Virginia Beach

Bacteria

Mill Creek and Powhatan Creek Pdf icon

James City

Bacteria

North Landing Watershed Pdf icon (including Milldam, Middle West Neck, and Nanney Creeks)

Virginia Beach

Bacteria

Pigg River and Old Womans Creek Pdf icon

Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania

Bacteria

Nansemond River

(Forthcoming in late April 2012)

Suffolk, Isle of Wight

Bacteria

 

 

Draft TMDL Implementation Plans for Waters in Hampton Roads(updated April 2012) 

Impaired Segment

City/County

Pollutant

Hoffler Creek Pdf icon

Suffolk, Portsmouth

Bacteria

SUMMARY OF THE TMDL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

The initial step in TMDL development is a study to identify contributors to both point source pollution (residential, municipal, or industrial discharges) and non-point source pollution (residential, urban, or agricultural runoff) and pollution reductions necessary to attain water quality standards and restore water quality.A draft TMDL study report is submitted to EPA for a 30-day review and comment period.

Virginia TMDL reports and documents are available via the links below:

Following EPA's approval of the TMDL,Virginia state law requires development of an Implementation Plan. Local or state agencies as well as community watershed groups can take the lead in developing TMDL Implementation Plans.

Links:

 

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