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Chowan and Dismal Swamp River Basin


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Chowan

Meherrin River from below Emporia Dam downstream ~28 miles to the Rt. 730 bridge. (12/13/04)

Greensville Co. and Southampton Co.

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

No more than two meals/month

Blackwater River from the Virginia-North Carolina state line upstream to its headwaters near Petersburg including all its tributaries. The main stem Blackwater Swamp and Blackwater River segments comprise ~100 miles. (10/29/03; modified 7/27/05, 8/31/07)

Surry Co., Southampton Co., Isle of Wight Co., Franklin City, and Suffolk City, Sussex Co., Prince George Co., and Petersburg City

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more than two meals/month

Mercury

Sunfish species

Mercury

Bowfin

Mercury

Chain Pickerel

Mercury

White Catfish

Mercury

Redhorse Sucker

Mercury

Longnose Gar

Great Dismal Swamp Canal from Deep Creek Locks south to the Virginia-North Carolina state line including Lake Drummond and Feeder Ditch. These river segments comprise ~18 miles. (10/29/03; modified 7/27/05)

Chesapeake City and Suffolk City

Mercury

Bowfin

No more than two meals/month

Mercury

Chain Pickerel

Nottoway River from the confluence with Blackwater River at the Virginia-North Carolina state line upstream to State Route 619 near Purdy including its tributary Assamoosick Swamp, Three Creek up to I-95, Rowanty Creek and its tributaries Hatcher Run up to I-85 and Arthur Swamp up to I-85. This main stem Nottoway River segment is ~92 miles. (8/31/07; modified 9/16/08)

Dinwiddie Co., Greensville Co., Sussex Co. and Southampton Co.

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more than two meals/month

Mercury

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury

Bowfin

Mercury

Redhorse Sucker species

Mercury

Longnose Gar

Mercury

Channel Catfish

Mercury

Chain Pickerel

Mercury

Sunfish species

Emporia Reservoir on the Meherrin River (entire reservoir, ~ 210 acres) (9/16/08).

Greensville Co.

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more than two meals/month

Meherrin River below Emporia Reservoir Dam to the state line including its tributaries Fontaine Creek up to I-95 bridge crossing and Mill Swamp up to I-95 bridge crossing. (9/16/08)

Greensville Co. and Southampton Co.

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more than two meals/month

Mercury

Bowfin


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Last Updated: 03-29-2013

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