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