Water Quality

Preserving, Protecting and Restoring 

We have been implementing programs to preserve, protect and restore the chemical, biological and physical integrity of Chesterfield County's streams, rivers and lakes since 1996. The county is fortunate to have approximately 1,300 miles of streams, three reservoirs, and about 124 miles of riverfront along the Appomattox and James Rivers. Learn more about Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas in Chesterfield.

Water Quality Reports

As part of the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit required monitoring, five (5) stream sites are investigated during the year to evaluate conditions and to assess long-term water quality trends and patterns. The sites are monitored on a bi-monthly basis for in-stream chemistry and twice per year (March and October) for benthic macroinvertebrates and habitat. Sites have been selected in five of the county’s major watersheds with a dual goal of meeting permit required monitoring and assisting toward meeting restoration goals outlined in the County’s Chesapeake Bay TMDL project plan. The monitoring sites are as follows:

  • Tributary to Falling Creek upstream of Queensgate Road
  • Pocoshock Creek west of Pocono Drive
  • Kingsland Creek upstream of Jefferson Davis Highway
  • Powhite Creek upstream of Old Bon Air Road
  • Tributary to Proctors Creek upstream of Krause Road

Request Reports

Contact the Water Quality Manager to request a copy of monitoring reports.