Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Pamunkey River & Tributaries (Spotsylvania, Hanover, New Kent, and King William Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 2/20/2013  2:00 pm
Location Central Rappahannock Regional Library-Snow Branch
8740 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA, 22553 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and consultant, MapTech Inc, are presenting preliminary data for the initiation of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study to restore water quality along the Pamunkey River and tributaries will feature preliminary information gathered for the watershed including land use, water quality monitoring, and suspected cause(s) of impairment. Those attending are invited to ask questions and to contribute their knowledge of the watershed. Presentation will be posted on the DEQ website following the meetings at: Virginia agencies have been working to identify sources of the bacterial contamination in the waters of the Pamunkey River and its tributaries in the following impaired waterways: Northeast Creek, Spotsylvania, 2.74 miles; Little River, Louisa, 4.01 miles; Beaverdam Creek, Hanover, 8.47 miles; Little River, Hanover, 10.77 miles; Mill Creek, Caroline, 4.39 miles; Pamunkey River, Caroline/Hanover/ King William, 12.26 miles; Kersey Creek, Hanover, 2.76 miles; Crump Creek UT, Hanover, 1.79 miles; Pollard Creek (UT to Crump Creek), Hanover, 4.06 miles; Crump Creek, Hanover, 10.08 miles; (XDW) Pamunkey River UT, King William, 5.51 miles; UT (XDX) to UT (XDW) to Pamunkey River, King William, 3.85 miles; Pamunkey River, Hanover/King William, 0.305 sq miles (estuarine - tidal); Jacks Creek and Tributaries, King William, 21.05 miles; (XID) Harrison Creek UT, King William, 0.16 miles; Harrison Creek, King William, 2.80 miles; Harrison Creek, King William, 0.048 sq miles (estuarine – tidal); Pamunkey River, King William/New Kent, 3.634 sq miles (estuarine – tidal). These streams are impaired for failure to meet the Primary Contact (Recreational or Swimming) designated use because of bacteria standard violations. This standard is meant to indicate excessive bacteria levels which may pose a threat to human health if bodily exposure to these waterways by recreation, such as “primary contact” or swimming, occurs. The study reports on the sources of bacterial contamination and recommends total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs, for the impaired waters. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, bacterial levels need to be reduced to the TMDL amount. The comment period will begin on will begin on Friday February 22nd and end on Monday March 25, 2013. Notice of this meeting and comment period appears in the January 28, 2013 Virginia Register. In the case of inclement weather, please contact Margaret Smigo at (804)527-5124
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Margaret Smigo   / TMDL Coordinator
Address: DEQ Piedmont Regional Office
4949A Cox Road
Glen Allen, 23060
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)527-5124    FAX: (804)527-5106    TDD: ()-