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Potomac River Basin


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Potomac River

Potomac River Basin - the following tributaries between the VA/MD state line near Rt. 340 bridge (Loudoun County) to the I-395 bridge in Arlington County (above the Woodrow Wilson Bridge): Goose Creek up to the Dulles Greenway Road Bridge, Broad Run up to Rt. 625 bridge, Difficult Run up to Rt. 7 bridge, and Pimmit Run up to Rt. 309 bridge. These tributaries comprise ~24 miles. (12/13/04)

Loudoun Co., Fairfax Co. and Arlington Co.

PCBs

American Eel

No more than two meals/month

Potomac River Basin - the tidal portion of the following tributaries and embayments from I-395 bridge (above the Woodrow Wilson Bridge) to the Potomac River Bridge at Rt. 301: Four Mile Run, Hunting Creek, Little Hunting Creek, Pohick Creek, Accotink Creek, Occoquan River, Neabsco Creek, Powell Creek, Quantico Creek, Chopawamsic Creek, Aquia Creek, and Potomac Creek. These tributaries comprise ~126 miles. (4/19/99; modified 12/13/04; 10/7/09)

Arlington Co, Alexandria City, Fairfax Co., Prince William Co., Stafford Co.and King George Co.

PCBs

Carp

DO NOT EAT

PCBs American Eel DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Channel Catfish ≥ 18 inches

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Channel Catfish < 18 inches

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Bullhead Catfish

PCBs

Largemouth Bass

PCBs

Anadromous (coastal) Striped Bass

PCBs

Sunfish Species

PCBs

Smallmouth Bass

PCBs

White Catfish

PCBs

White Perch

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

PCBs

Yellow Perch

Potomac River Basin - the tidal portion of the following tributaries from the Potomac River Bridge at Rt. 301 to mouth of river near Smith Point: Upper Machodoc Creek, Monroe Creek, and Coan River. These tributaries comprise ~31 miles. (12/13/04)

King George Co., Westmoreland Co. and Northumberland Co.

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

White Perch

PCBs

Channel Catfish

Indian Run (entire Run) near Annandale (State Route 236) downstream ~ 3 miles to the confluence with Back Lick Run (7/27/05)

Fairfax Co.

PCBs

Creek Chub

No more
than two meals/month

Bull Run near Manassas Park (Prince William County) from the I-66 Bridge downstream ~14 miles to the Rt. 612 (Yates Ford Road) bridge (12/13/04; modified 7/27/05)

Fairfax Co., Manassas Park City and Prince William Co.

PCBs

Channel Catfish

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Carp


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Last Updated: 03-29-2013

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