Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Water Quality Study - James River watershed (Lynchburg)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 3/4/2014  6:30 pm
Location Nichols Theater (Student Center)
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 
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 Department of Environmental Quality will host a public meeting on a water quality study for the James River watershed in Lynchburg, Virginia. Virginia agencies are working to identify sources of fecal bacteria contamination in stream segments from the James River watershed in Central Virginia. This contamination exceeds water quality standards and thus, impairs, or decreases, the quality of the water. The streams segments that will be included in the study are: 10.53 miles James River, 20.8 miles Ivy Creek, 5.89 miles Tomahawk Creek, 6.89 miles Burton Creek, 3.43 miles unnamed tributary to Burton Creek, 10.54 miles Judith Creek, 5.44 miles Fishing Creek, 10.3 miles Blackwater Creek, 8.5 miles Beaver Creek, 7.72 miles Harris Creek, 4.69 miles Dreaming Creek, 3.04 miles Opossum Creek, 6.37 miles Williams Run, 5.17 miles Graham Creek, and 9.46 miles Pedlar River . During the study, DEQ will develop a total maximum daily load, or TMDL, 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, contamination levels have to be reduced to the TMDL amount. The public comment period on the materials presented at the public meeting will extend from March 4, 2014 to April 3, 2014. Notice of this meeting and comment period appears in the February 24, 2014 Register.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Paula Nash 
Address: VDEQ - Blue Ridge Regional Office
7705 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg, 24502
Email Address:
Telephone: (434)582-6216    FAX: (434)582-5125    TDD: ()-