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North Carolina, Albemarle Watershed

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Assessment Summary for Reporting Year 2008
Virginia, Albemarle Watershed

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Albermarle Canal (Upstream Of North Landing River) VAT-K41R_AAC01A06 Albermarle And Chesapeake Canal (Intracoastal Waterway) From Great Bridge Locks Downstream To Confluence With North Landing R. (Rm 13.65). Waterbody Map River 8.8 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Ashville Bridge Creek - Lower VAT-K42E_ASH01A06 Lower Portion Of Ashville Br. Cr., Between Hell Point And Muddy Creeks. Waterbody Map Estuary .0 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Atlantic Ocean Beaches - South VAT-AO23_ATL01A06 Atlantic Ocean Beaches Along Shore Of City Of Virginia Beach. Vdh Bathing Beach Areas. Waterbody Map Estuary 15.9 Square Miles Good  
Atlantic Ocean Beaches - South VAT-AO25_ATL01A08 Atlantic Ocean Beaches Along Shore Of City Of Virginia Beach. Vdh Bathing Beach Areas. Waterbody Map Estuary 10.9 Square Miles Good  
Back Bay VAT-K42E_BKY01B08 In Back Bay At The Edge Of Ragged Island Within A Radius Of 0.10 Miles Of Station 5bbky004.48. Data Unavailable Estuary .0 Square Miles Not_Assessed  
Back Bay VAT-K42E_BKY03A08 Majority Of Main Back Bay Waters. Waterbody Map Estuary 18.1 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Beggars Bridge Creek VAT-K42E_BBC01A04 Located Southeast Of Dawley Corners, Tributary To Shipps Bay. Segment Begins At The Confluence Of Numerous Unnamed Tributaries (Rm 1.34) Near Dawley Corners And Extends Downstream To The Mouth At The Confluence With Shipps Bay. Waterbody Map Estuary .0 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Blackwater Creek VAT-K41R_BKW01A00 Blackwater Creek From Headwaters At Rm 3.2 To Confluence With North Landing River Rm 0.0. Waterbody Map River 4.4 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Dismal Swamp Canal & Feeder Ditch To Lake Drummond VAT-K39R_XCK01A00 Dismal Swamp Canal From Deep Creek Locks To Va/Nc State Line And Including Feeder Ditch To Lake Drummond. Waterbody Map River 14.1 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Eastern Branch, Elizabeth R. - Riverine VAT-G15R_EBE01A00 Eastern Branch, Elizabeth River Freshwater Portions Of G15r-02. Waterbody Map River 20.3 Miles Not_Assessed  
Hell Point Creek - Lower (At Mouth) VAT-K42E_HPC02A04 Located Southwest Of Sandbridge. Segment Begins At Intersection Of Creek And Canal Upstream Of Monitoring Station And Ends At Mouth, Confluence With North Bay. Waterbody Map Estuary .0 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Hell Point Creek - Upper VAT-K42E_HPC01A00 Located West Of Sandbridge. Segment From Headwaters Downstream To Rm 0.73, Intersection Of Creek With Canal Near Mouth. Waterbody Map Estuary .0 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Indian Creek Tributary To Northwest River. VAT-K40R_IND01A02 From The St. Brides Rd. Crossing Downstream To The Confluence With The Northwest River. Located Southeast Of Saint Brides. Waterbody Map River 3.5 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Lake Drummond VAT-K39L_LKD01A06 Within The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Located On City Of Suffolk/City Of Chesapeake Boundary Near Nc State Line. Entirety Of Lake. Waterbody Map Reservoir 3,242.0 Acres Impaired TMDL needed
Milldam Creek - Lower VAT-K41R_MLD02A06 Tidally Influenced Portion Of Milldam Creek From Blackwater Rd. Crossing (Rm 1.92) To Confluence With North Landing River @ Rm 0.00. Waterbody Map River 2.5 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Milldam Creek - Upper VAT-K41R_MLD01A06 Non-Tidally Influenced Portion Of Milldam Creek From Headwaters @ Rm 3.08 To Blackwater Rd. Crossing (Rm 1.92). Data Unavailable River 2.2 Miles Not_Assessed  
Muddy Creek VAT-K42E_MDY01A04 Located Southeast Of Pungo. Segment Begins At Confluence With Ashville Bridge Creek And Ends At The Mouth, The Confluence With North Bay. Waterbody Map Estuary .0 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Nawney Creek - Lower VAT-K42E_NWN02A00 Lower Portion Of Nawney Creek, From 0.6 Mi. Downstream From Nawney Creek Road Bridge (Rm 1.24) Downstream To Rm 0.00 (Confluence With Redhead/Back Bay). Waterbody Map Estuary .0 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Nawney Creek - Upper VAT-K42E_NWN01A00 Upper Portion Of Nawney Creek, 0.8 Mi. Upstream Of Nawney Creek Road Bridge (Rm 1.92) Downstream 0.6 Mi. From Nawney Creek Road Bridge To Rm 1.24. Waterbody Map Estuary .0 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
North Bay - Back Bay Area VAT-K42E_NTH01A00 Northern Portion Of Back Bay Watershed. Waterbody Map Estuary 2.0 Square Miles Good  
North Landing River - Lower VAT-K41R_NLR04A08 Below Pocaty River Confluence With North Landing Downstream To Va/Nc State Line (Rm 0.0). Waterbody Map River 11.0 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
North Landing River - Middle VAT-K41R_NLR02A06 From Confluence With Intracoastal Waterway (Rm 13.65) Downstream To Instream Island (Rm 12.01, Upstream Of Confluence Of West Neck Creek). Waterbody Map River 2.2 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
North Landing River - Middle VAT-K41R_NLR03A06 East Of Fentress Landing Field , Between Confluence With West Neck Creek And Pocaty River Waterbody Map River 1.4 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
North Landing River - Upper VAT-K41R_NLR01A06 From Headwaters To Confluence With The Intracoastal Waterway Canal (Rm 13.65). Data Unavailable River 3.8 Miles Not_Assessed  
Northwest River - Lower (Pws) VAT-K40R_NTW03A08 Northwest River From Rm 10.44 (Indian Cr. Confluence) Downstream To Mile 8.23 (Downstream Of Smith Cr.). Waterbody Map River 3.0 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Northwest River - Middle (Pws) VAT-K40R_NTW02A00 Northwest River From Rm 16.63 (Start Of Pws) To Rm 10.44. From Start Of Pws Area, Upstream Of Pine Grove Lane, Downstream To Indian Cr. Confluence. Waterbody Map River 6.2 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Northwest River - Mouth (Pws) VAT-K40R_NTW04A08 Northwest River From Rm 8.23 (Downstream Of Smith Cr. Confluence) Downstream To The Va State Line @ Rm 7.49. Waterbody Map River .7 Miles Good  
Northwest River - Upper (Non-Pws) VAT-K40R_NTW01A00 Northwest River From Mile 22.15 To 16.63, Upstream Of Chesapeake'S Intake And Pws Area. From The Headwaters Downstream To Start Of Pws Area, Upstream Of Pine Grove Lane. Waterbody Map River 6.4 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Pocaty River VAT-K41R_PCT01A02 Pocaty River And Selected Tribs. From Headwaters At Mile 3.92 To Confluence With North Landing River At Mile 0.00. Waterbody Map River 7.2 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Redhead Bay And Sand Bay VAT-K42E_BKY01A08 Redhead Bay, Sand Bay And Part Of Back Bay. Waterbody Map Estuary 15.5 Square Miles Good  
Redhead Bay At Drum Point VAT-K42E_BKY02A00 Redhead Bay At Drum Point, Mouth Of Nawney Creek. From Southern End Of Great Narrows South To Ragged Isl. Around Mose Island Point. Waterbody Map Estuary .2 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Shipps Bay, Back Bay Area VAT-K42E_SHB01A00 Shipps Bay Portion Of Main Back Bay Waters. South Of North Bay Extending South To The North End Of Great Narrows. Waterbody Map Estuary 3.0 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Southern Branch, Elizabeth R. - Riverine VAT-G15R_SBE01A00 Riverine Tributaries To The Southern Branch, Elizabeth River Waterbody Map River 39.4 Miles Not_Assessed  
Southern Branch, Elizabeth R. - Upper VAT-G15E_SBE01A00 South Of I-64 Crossing. From Headwaters @ Great Br Locks Downstream To I-64 Crossing @ Deep Cr. (Rm 6.86). Cbp Segment Sbemh. Bibi Segment Sbemha. Dss (Administrative) Shellfish Condemnation # 065-007 E (Effective 1997-05-01). Waterbody Map Estuary .6 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Stumpy Lake VAT-K41L_STK01A08 East Of Stumpy Lake Golf Course ,West Of Indian River Road At The City Boundary Of Virginia Beach And Chesapeake Data Unavailable Reservoir 263.2 Acres Not_Assessed  
Unnamed Tributary To Northwest River (Pws) VAT-K40R_XAM01A02 Unnamed Trib To Northwest River From St Brides Rd Crossing To Confluence With Northwest River. Within Pws Area. Waterbody Map River 3.9 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
Unsegmented Estuaries In K42e VAT-K42E_ZZZ01A00 Evaluated Non-Segmented Estuarine Waters Within Watershed K42 Waterbody Map Estuary .0 Square Miles Not_Assessed  
Unsegmented River In K41r. VAT-K41R_ZZZ01B08 Segment At The Confluence Of North Landing River South Of Pocaty River, Within North Landing River Natural Preserve Area Data Unavailable River 2.3 Miles Good  
Unsegmented Rivers In K38r VAT-K38R_ZZZ01A00 Non Segmented Areas Of K38 Waterbody Map River 84.3 Miles Not_Assessed  
Unsegmented Rivers In K39r. VAT-K39R_ZZZ01A00 Evaluated Non Segmented Areas Of K39. Majority Of Waters Are Feeder Ditches To Lake Drummond. Waterbody Map River 179.2 Miles Not_Assessed  
Unsegmented Rivers In K39r. VAT-K39R_ZZZ01B08 Evaluated Non Segmented Areas Of K39. Majority Of Waters Are Feeder Ditches To Lake Drummond. Waterbody Map River 19.8 Miles Not_Assessed  
Unsegmented Rivers In K40r (Non-Pws) VAT-K40R_ZZZ01A00 Non Segmented Areas Of K40 Waterbody Map River 238.3 Miles Not_Assessed  
Unsegmented Rivers In K41r. VAT-K41R_ZZZ01A00 Evaluated Non-Segmented Rivers In K41 Waterbody Map River 385.4 Miles Not_Assessed  
Unsegmented Tidal Tributaries In C08e-Lynph VAT-C08E_ZZZ01A00 Portion Of Cbp Segment Lynph. Portion Of Cbp Segment Lynph. Bibi Segment Lynpha. Portion Of Dss Shellfish Direct Harvesting Condemnation #071-025 A (Effective 20060905, Balance In C08e_Ebl01a00, Wes01a00, _Lyn01a00). Waterbody Map Estuary 1.5 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
West Neck Creek (Upper) To London Bridge Creek VAT-C08E_WNC01A00 From Princess Anne Rd. Crossing Downstream To Junction With London Bridge Cr. At Shipps Corner Area. Segment Determined To Drain To C08e (Lynnhaven River). Cbp Segment Lynph. Bibi Segment Lynpha. No Dss Shellfish Direct Harvesting Condemnation. Waterbody Map Estuary .1 Square Miles Impaired TMDL needed
West Neck Creek - Lower VAT-K41R_WNC02A04 Segment And Tribs. From Widening Of Creek (Rm 3.10) Approx. 0.55 Mi Downstream Of Indian River Road Crossing Downstream To Mouth (Rm 0.0) At Confluence With North Landing River. Waterbody Map River 6.1 Miles Impaired TMDL needed
West Neck Creek - Middle VAT-K41R_WNC01A00 Segment From Southside Of Princess Anne Road Crossing (Rm 6.20) Downstream To Widening Of Creek (Rm 3.10) Approx. 0.55 Mi Downstream Of Indian River Road Crossing. Waterbody Map River 3.6 Miles Impaired TMDL needed

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Causes of Impairment for Reporting Year 2008

Virginia, Albemarle

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the underlined "Cause of Impairment" value to see a listing of those waters with that cause of impairment.
Size of Assessed Waters with Listed Causes of Impairment
Enterococcus Bacteria     .5
pH 14.1 3,242.0 3.0
Chloride 33.2   18.2
Fecal Coliform     1.5
Dissolved Oxygen 65.9 3,242.0 2.3
Aquatic Plants (Macrophytes)     1.6
Estuarine Bioassessments     2.2
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) 32.0    
Mercury in Fish Tissue 14.1 3,242.0  
PCB(s) in Fish Tissue     2.2

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Probable Sources Contributing to Impairments for Reporting Year 2008

Virginia, Albemarle Watershed

Description of this table
Size of Assessed Waters with Probable Sources of Impairments
Agriculture     2.2
Animal Feeding Operations (Nps)     .0
Atmospheric Deposition - Nitrogen     2.2
Clean Sediments     1.6
Contaminated Sediments     2.2
Crop Production (Crop Land Or Dry Land)     .0
Discharges From Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (Ms4)     1.5
Industrial Point Source Discharge     2.2
Internal Nutrient Recycling     2.2
Livestock (Grazing Or Feeding Operations)     .0
Loss Of Riparian Habitat     2.2
Municipal (Urbanized High Density Area)     1.5
Municipal Point Source Discharges     2.3
Natural Conditions - Water Quality Standards Use Attainability Analyses Needed 80.5   18.2
Natural Sources     1.5
Non-Point Source     1.5
On-Site Treatment Systems (Septic Systems And Similar Decentralized Systems)     1.6
Runoff From Forest/Grassland/Parkland     .0
Sediment Resuspension (Clean Sediment)     1.6
Source Unknown 67.3 3,242.0 5.6
Sources Outside State Jurisdiction Or Borders     2.2
Waterfowl     .0
Wet Weather Discharges (Non-Point Source)     2.2
Wet Weather Discharges (Point Source And Combination Of Stormwater, Sso Or Cso)     2.2
Wildlife Other Than Waterfowl     .0

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TMDL Alternatives by Cause of Impairment for Reporting Year 2008


Virginia, Albemarle Watershed


No TMDL Alternatives reported.

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Cumulative TMDLs by Pollutant

Virginia, Albemarle Watershed

This chart includes TMDLs since October 1, 1995.

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs Completed" value to see a listing of those approved TMDLs for the pollutant.
Number of Causes of
Impairment Addressed
Phosphorus color.gif 8 8
Fecal Coliform color.gif 5 5
Enterococcus Bacteria color.gif 3 3
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) color.gif 2 2
Sediment