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

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/11/2017  1:30 pm
Location Fluvanna County Public Library, 214 Commons Blvd., Palmyra, VA 22963 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
MEETING DESCRIPTION: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractor, Virginia Tech’s Biological Systems Engineering Department, will discuss cost estimates for agricultural and residential best management practices that have been developed as part of a watershed planning effort for Cunningham Creek and its tributaries. In addition, the group will decide upon a timeline for implementation and suitable education and outreach strategies to include in the Cunningham Creek watershed plan. DESCRIPTION OF IMPAIRMENTS: 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: (i) Cunningham Creek/Fluvanna County/Aquatic Life; (ii) Cunningham Creek – North Fork/Fluvanna County/Aquatic Life; and, (iii) Cunningham Creek – Middle Fork/Fluvanna County/Bacteria, Aquatic Life. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 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 DEQ 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 
Address: DEQ - Valley Regional Office
P.O. Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)574-7850    FAX: (540)574-7878    TDD: ()-