Draft and Final Implementation Plans

The goal of TMDL implementation is to restore water quality in impaired watersheds.  To gage progress toward this goal, DEQ tracks Best Management Practice (BMP) installations and continues to monitor water quality in the impaired watersheds.

Draft TMDL Implementation Plans

Watershed/Report
City/County
Watershed ID
Impairment/Pollutant
End of Public Comment Period
Cunningham Creek Watershed Plan Fluvanna  H32 Bacteria & Sediment 04/05/2018
Little Calf Pasture (Public Document)
Little Calf Pasture (Fact Sheet)
Rockbridge I34 Sediment 06/23/2017
Powell River Lee and Wise P17, P18, P19, P20, P21, P23 Bacteria & Sediment 03/06/2018

Final TMDL Implementation Plans

DEQ and partner agencies are making progress towards the goal of improving water quality in the Commonwealth. The table below lists TMDL Implementation Plans completed to date.  To view a TMDL document (in PDF format), click on the highlighted segment.  To see what progress has been made to date, scroll down to view TMDL Implementation status reports.

Watershed/Report City/County Impairment/Pollutant Other Documents SWCB Approval EPA Approval 
Ash Camp, Twitty's Creek Charlotte Sediment . 2/25/2016 1/5/2016
Back Bay Watershed Virginia Beach Bacteria . 12/13/2010 Not Submitted
Back Creek Pulaski Bacteria, Sediment . 7/31/2008 Not Submitted
Banister River, Winn Creek, and Terrible Creek Halifax and Pittsylvania counties Bacteria   2/25/2016 1/19/2016
Beaver Creek and Little Creek Bristol, Washington Bacteria, Sediment . 7/31/2008 6/3/2007
Big Otter River Watershed Bedford, Campbell Bacteria . 3/23/2007 5/31/2006
Blackwater River Franklin Bacteria 2006 Progress report, 2005 Progress report 6/17/2004 2003
Blackwater River (Lower), Maggodee Creek, Gills Creek Franklin Bacteria Blackwater River (Lower), Maggodee Creek, and Gills Creek Comments 9/27/2006 1/26/2006
Bluestone River Tazewell, Bluefield Bacteria, Sediment . 12/13/2010 7/26/2011
Buffalo Creek, Colliers Creek, and Cedar Creek Public Document and Buffalo Creek, Colliers Creek, and Cedar Creek Technical Report Rockbridge Bacteria, Sediment   2/25/2016 3/3/2015
Carter Run, Great Run, Deep Run, Thumb Run Fauquier, Stafford Bacteria . 5/2006 5/22/2006
Catoctin Creek Loudoun Bacteria . 6/28/2005 1/10/2005
Cedar Creek, Hall Creek, Byers Creek, and Hutton Creek Washington Bacteria Cedar Creek, Hall Creek, Byers Creek and Hutton Creek Progress report 6/17/2004 2003
Chestnut Creek Watershed Technical Report and Chestnut Creek Watershed Public Document Carroll and Grayson counties and City of Galax Bacteria, Sediment   2/25/2016 11/18/2015
Chickahominy River and Tributaries Henrico, Hanover, Charles City Bacteria . 2/25/2016 9/2/2014
Chowan River Watershed Dinwiddie, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward, Southampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight, Surry Bacteria Booklets for the subwatersheds: Blackwater and Raccoon River study areas, Nottoway River study area 3/23/2007 Submitted 8/29/2014
Chuckatuck and Brewers creeks Technical Report and Chuckatuck and Brewers creeks Public Document City of Suffolk and Isle of Wight County Bacteria   2/25/2016 12/22/2015
Clinch River and Cove Creek Technical Document and Clinch River and Cove Creek Public Document  Lee, Russell,and Scott  Bacteria      12/18/2017
Cooks Creek and Blacks Run Rockingham, Harrisonburg Bacteria, Sediment, Phosphorus Cooks Creek and Blacks Run Fact sheet 4/28/2009 3/25/2006
Crab Creek Technical Report and Crab Creek Public Document Montgomery Bacteria, Sediment . 2/25/2016 2/2/2015
Craig Run, Browns Run, and Marsh Run Fauquier Bacteria. . 6/29/2012 5/24/2011
Cripple Creek and Elk Creek Smyth, Wythe, Grayson Bacteria 2/25/2016 7/15/2014
Crooked, Stephens, West Runs & Willow Brook Technical Report and Crooked, Stephens, West Runs & Willow Brook Public Document Frederick, Warren, Clarke Bacteria Crooked, Stephens, West Runs, & Willow Brook Fact Sheet
  10/25/2016
Cub Creek, Turnip Creek, Buffalo Creek, and UT to Buffalo Creek Appomattox, Campbell, Charlotte Bacteria . 12/13/2010 2011
Dodd Creek Floyd Bacteria . 6/27/2007 12/18/2006
Dumps Creek Russell TSS, TDS . 4/28/2009 1/27/2015
Fairview Beach Watershed Plan King George County Bacteria   2/25/2016 12/4/2014
Falling River Campbell, Appomattox Bacteria . 4/28/2009 6/18/2008
Flat, Nibbs, Deep, and West Creeks Amelia, Nottoway Bacteria . 12/13/2010 2010
Four Mile Run Arlington, Alexandria Bacteria Four Mile Run Comments 6/17/2004 Not Submitted
Greenvale, Paynes, and Beach Creeks Lancaster Bacteria . 12/13/2010 7/21/2011
Guest River Wise, Scott, Dickenson Bacteria, Sediment . 6/28/2005 9/10/2014
The Gulf, Barlow, Mattawoman, Jacobus and Hungars Creeks Public Document & The Gulf, Barlow, Mattawoman, Jacobus and Hungars Creeks Technical Document Northampton Bacteria   2/25/2016 3/31/2015
Hardware River Public Document & Hardware River Technical Document Albemarle, Fluvanna Bacteria Hardware River Landowner's Guide    3/29/2016
Hawksbill Creek and Mill Creek Page Bacteria . 4/28/2009 2008
Hays, Moffatts, Walker, and Otts Creeks Augusta, Rockbridge Bacteria . 6/29/2012 12/27/2012
Hoffler Creek Suffolk, Portsmouth Bacteria 12/7/2012 Submitted April 2015
Holmans Creek Rockingham, Shenandoah Bacteria, Sediment . 6/28/2005 1/3/2005
James River and Tributaries Chesterfield, Powhatan, Richmond, Henrico, Goochland Bacteria . . 1/2/2014
James River and Ivy, Tomahawk, Burton, Judith, Fishing, Blackwater, and Beaver Creeks Lynchburg, Campbell, Bedford, Amherst Bacteria . 6/29/2012 Not Submitted
Kings Creek Northampton Bacteria   2/25/2016 11/21/2014
Knox Creek and Pawpaw Creek Buchanan Bacteria, Sediment Knox Creek and Pawpaw Creek Summary booklet 7/31/2008 2/7/2013
Lewis Creek Russell Sediment . 6/29/2012 6/14/2011
Linville Creek Technical Report and Linville Creek Public Document Rockingham Bacteria, Sediment   4/4/2014 4/14/2014
Little Dark Run and Robinson River Madison, Culpeper Bacteria . 6/29/2012 5/31/2011
Little River Watershed Technical Report, Little River Watershed Public Document Floyd, Montgomery Bacteria, Sediment, Temperature Little River Watershed Comment/Response Document 3/25/2013 Not Submitted
Long Meadow Run and Turley Creek Rockingham Nitrogen, Sediment   2/25/2016 12/10/2015
Looney Creek Botetourt Bacteria . 4/28/2009 6/25/2008
Lower Banister River Halifax, Pittsylvania Bacteria   4/4/2014 9/19/2013
Lynnhaven River, Broad and Linkhorn Bay Virginia Beach Bacteria . 3/23/2007 Not Submitted
Middle Clinch River Russell, Tazewell Bacteria   2/25/2016 10/20/2013
Middle Fork Holston River and Wolf Creek Wythe, Smyth, Washington Bacteria, Sediment   4/4/2014 2/26/2014
Middle River Watershed Augusta Bacteria, Sediment . 12/10/2009 2010
Mill Creek - Northampton County Northampton Dissolved Oxygen, pH   12/7/2012  Not Submitted
Mill Creek - Montgomery County Montgomery Bacteria . 6/27/2007 12/18/2006
Mill Creek and Powhatan Creek James City Bacteria . 6/29/2012 Not Submitted
Moores Creek Albemarle, Charlottesville Bacteria . 6/28/2005 8/10/2012
Mossy Creek, Long Glade Run, and Naked Creek Rockingham, Augusta Bacteria, Sediment Mossy Creek, Long Glade Run, and Naked Creek Summary bookletMossy Creek, Long Glade Run, and Naked Creek Comments 12/13/2010 2009
North Fork Holston River Scott, Washington, Smyth, Russell, Bland, Tazewell Bacteria, Temperature . 2/25/2016 2/16/2016
North Landing Watershed (including Milldam, Middle West Neck, and Nanney Creeks) Virginia Beach Bacteria . 12/13/2010 Not Submitted
North River Rockingham Bacteria, Nitrate Muddy Creek and Dry River Progress report, Muddy Creek and Dry River Success story.
Mill Creek and Pleasant Run Progress report
6/17/2004 2003
Occohannock Creek Accomack, Northampton Bacteria . 12/13/2010 Not Submitted
Opequon Creek Watershed Frederick, Winchester Bacteria, Sediment Opequon Creek Comments 3/23/2007 2006
Piankatank River, Gywnns Island, Milford Haven Mathews, Middlesex, Gloucester Bacteria 4/4/2014 8/28/2014
Pigg River and Old Womans Creek Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania Bacteria . 12/13/2010 2009
Reed Creek  Wythe Bacteria . 2/25/2016 11/12/2015
Rockfish River watershed Technical Report and Rockfish River watershed Public Document Nelson  Bacteria, Sediment   4/4/2014 7/16/2013
Slate River and Rock Island Creek Buckingham Bacteria . 6/29/2012 6/23/2011
Smith Creek Technical Report and Smith Creek Public Document Rockingham, Shenandoah Bacteria, Sediment . 12/13/2010 12/1/2009
Smith River and Mayo River watersheds Technical Document and Smith River and Mayo River watersheds Public Document Patrick, Henry, Floyd, Franklin Bacteria   4/4/2014 1/15/2014
South River and Christians Creek Augusta Bacteria, Sediment, Phosphorus . 6/29/2012 2010
Spout Run Clarke Bacteria, Sediment A Landowner's Guide to Spout Run 4/4/2014 8/8/2013
Spring Creek, Briery Creek, Bush River, Little Sandy River, and Saylers Creek Prince Edward, Amelia Bacteria . 4/28/2009 2008
Straight Creek and Tributaries Lee Bacteria, Sediment, Total Dissolved Solids . 2/25/2016 11/25/2014
Stroubles Creek Blacksburg, Montgomery Sediment Stroubles Creek Comments Stroubles Creek Fact sheet 9/27/2006 2/26/2014
Three Creek, Mill Swamp, Darden Mill Run public document and Three Creek, Mill Swamp, Darden Mill Run technical report Southampton, Sussex, Greensville, Brunswick Bacteria   2/25/2016 12/5/2014
Tye River, Hat Creek, Rucker Run, and Piney River public document and Tye River, Hat Creek, Rucker Run, and Piney River technical document Nelson, Amherst Bacteria   2/25/2016

10/28/2014

Upper Banister River and Tributaries Pittsylvania Bacteria . 12/7/2012  2013
Upper Clinch River Tazewell Sediment . 7/31/2008 1/3/2008

Upper Clinch River and Tributaries Tazewell  Bacteria     1/18/2017
(Upper Goose Creek, Cromwells Run, and Little River Draft Public Document) (Upper Goose Creek, Cromwells Run, and Little River Technical Document)  Loudoun, Fauquier  Bacteria     Submitted 12/19/17
Upper Hazel River, Hughes River, Rush River, and Thornton River public document and Upper Hazel River, Hughes River, Rush River, and Thornton River technical document Rappahannock, Madison, Culpeper Bacteria   12/7/2012  8/2/2011
Upper Nansemond River Suffolk, Isle of Wight Bacteria   12/7/2012 Not Submitted
Upper Rapidan River public document and Upper Rapidan River technical document Madison, Greene, Orange, and Albemarle counties Bacteria   2/25/2016 12/29/2015
Upper Roanoke River - Part I Bedford, Botetourt, Floyd, Franklin, Craig, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties, Roanoke City and Salem Bacteria, Sediment     4/22/2016
Upper Roanoke River - Part II technical document and Upper Roanoke River - Part II public document Bedford, Botetourt, Floyd, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties, the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, and the cities of Salem and Roanoke Bacteria, Sediment     8/18/2016
Upper York River Watershed technical document and Upper York River Watershed public document Louisa, Orange, Spotsylvania Bacteria   3/25/2013 1/9/2013
Willis River Watershed Cumberland, Buckingham Bacteria . 3/23/2007 7/28/2005
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