Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - Watershed Plan - Cunningham Creek & Tributaries

Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/19/2017  1:30 pm
Location Fluvanna County Public Library, 214 Commons Blvd., Palmyra, VA 22963 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 10/13/2017   (53k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractor, Virginia Tech’s Biological Systems Engineering Department, will continue discussions regarding the development of a watershed plan for Cunningham Creek. During this meeting, the Technical Advisory Committee will review appropriate best management practices to address runoff of bacteria from cropland and residential areas in the watershed. These practices will be prioritized and the extent of each practice needed will be estimated. Associated costs and an implementation timeline will be discussed as time allows. These streams do not host a healthy and diverse population of aquatic life, and are listed as impaired for the “General Benthic (Aquatic life)” water quality standard. A benthic stressor analysis performed at the beginning of the TMDL process indicated that sediment is the primary stressor to the benthic community. In addition, the Middle Fork of Cunningham Creek has a high concentration of E. coli bacteria, which prevents it from meeting the “Primary Contact” water quality standard. The impairments are: Cunningham Creek (Fluvanna County) - Aquatic Life; Cunningham Creek – North Fork (Fluvanna County) - Aquatic Life; Cunningham Creek – Middle Fork (Fluvanna County) - Bacteria, Aquatic Life. Meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. In addition, written comments are always accepted. For more information or to submit written comments, please contact the staff person listed.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Nesha McRae  / TMDL Coordinator
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Harrisonburg, 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)574-7850    FAX: (540)574-7878    TDD: ()-