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2014 Impaired Waters

Category 4 & 5 by Basin and Stream Name*

Potomac and Shenandoah River Basins

Cause Group Code: A14R-01-PCB - Little Hunting Creek

Location: Begins at the confluence with an unnamed tributary, approximately 0.82 rivermile upstream from the Route 1 bridge, and continues downstream until tidal waters.
City/County Fairfax Co.
Use(s): Fish Consumption
Cause(s) /
VA Category:
PCB in Water Column / 4A
2012 Assessment: Excursions above the human health criteria of 0.64 parts per billion (ppb) polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were recorded in 2 water quality grab samples (2006, 2006), collected at monitoring station 1aLIF002.48.

Assessment UnitWater nameLocation DescriptionCause CategoryCause NameCycle First ListedTMDL ScheduleSize
VAN-A14R_LIF01A08Little Hunting CreekSegment begins at the confluence with an unnamed tributary, approximately 0.82 rivermile upstream from the Route 1 bridge, and continues downstream until tidal waters.4APCB in Water Column201020221.09
Estuary
(sq. miles)
Reservoir
(acres)
River
(miles)
PCB in Water Column / 4A
Total impaired size by water type:
1.09

Little Hunting Creek

Fish Consumption


Sources:

  • Atmospheric Deposition - Toxics
  • Combined Sewer Overflows
  • Contaminated Sediments
  • Upstream Source
* Narrative descriptions, location and city/county describe the entire extent of the impairment. Sizes may not represent the total size of the impairment.
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