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Roanoke and Yadkin River Basin


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Roanoke River

Dan River within the state of Virginia from the Brantley Steam Plant Dam in Danville downstream to the confluence with Roanoke River on John. H. Kerr Reservoir, including its tributaries Hyco River up to Rt. 738 bridge and Banister River up to the Banister Dam. These river segments comprise ~67 miles. (10/27/99; modified 12/13/04; mercury, 8/31/07; modified 9/16/08)

Danville City, Pittsylvania Co., Halifax Co. and Mecklenburg Co.

PCBs, Mercury

Flathead Catfish ≥ 32 inches

DO NOT EAT

PCBs, Mercury

Flathead Catfish < 32 inches

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Carp

PCBs

Redhorse Sucker species

PCBs

Channel Catfish

PCBs, Mercury

Striped Bass

PCBs, Mercury

White Bass

PCBs

White Perch

PCBs, Mercury

Blue Catfish

PCBs

Walleye

PCBs, Mercury

Longnose Gar

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

Roanoke River (upper section) from the confluence of North and South Fork Roanoke River near Gaging Station at Lafayette downstream to Niagara Dam including its tributaries Peters Creek up to Rt. 460 bridge crossing and Tinker Creek up to the confluence with Deer Branch Creek near Rt. 115. These river segments comprise ~37 miles. (12/13/04)

Montgomery Co., Roanoke Co., Salem City and Roanoke City

PCBs

Carp

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Redbreast Sunfish

PCBs

Redhorse Sucker species

PCBs

Smallmouth Bass

PCBs

Largemouth Bass

PCBs

Rock Bass

PCBs

Bluehead Chub

Roanoke River/Smith Mountain Lake from below the Niagara Dam on Roanoke River downstream to Smith Mountain Dam including Blackwater River arm up to the Rt. 122 bridge. These river segments comprise ~13 miles. (10/20/03; modified 12/13/04; 7/27/05)

Roanoke Co., Bedford Co., Franklin Co. and Pittsylvania Co.

PCBs

Flathead Catfish ≥ 32 inches

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Flathead Catfish < 32 inches

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Striped Bass

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

PCBs

Redhorse Sucker species

PCBs

Largemouth Bass

PCBs

Carp

PCBs

Channel Catfish

Roanoke (Staunton) River from below Leesville Dam downstream ~ 98 miles to the confluence of Dan River including its tributary Cub Creek up to Rough Creek Road (State Route 695) near Rough Creek. (7/24/98; modified 3/26/99, 12/2/99, 12/13/04 and 8/31/07; mercury, 8/31/07)

Pittsylvania Co., Campbell Co., Halifax Co., Charlotte Co. and Mecklenburg Co.

PCBs

Carp

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Flathead Catfish ≥ 32 inches

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Flathead Catfish < 32 inches

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Blue Catfish

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

PCBs, Mercury

Striped Bass

PCBs

Channel Catfish

PCBs, Mercury

Walleye

PCBs, Mercury

White Bass

PCBs

Largemouth Bass

PCBs

Redhorse Sucker species

PCBs

Sunfish species

PCBs

Smallmouth Bass

PCBs

Quillback Carpsucker

PCBs

Spotted Bass

PCBs

White Perch

PCBs

Bluehead Chub

PCBs

Rock Bass

Kerr Reservoir within the state of Virginia from the confluence of Dan River and Roanoke River to John H. Kerr Dam including its tributaries Eastland Creek and Nutbush Creek (within the state of Virginia). These river segments comprise ~113 miles. (12/13/04; mercury, 8/31/07)

Mecklenburg Co.

PCBs

Carp

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Channel Catfish

PCBs, Mercury

Largemouth Bass

PCBs, Mercury

White Bass

PCBs, Mercury

Striped Bass

PCBs

Walleye

PCBs

White Perch

PCBs

Smallmouth Bass

PCBs

Redhorse Sucker species

PCBs

Flathead Catfish

Lovills Creek Lake (entire lake, ~55 acres) (Yadkin River Basin; 9/16/08)

Carroll Co.

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more
than two meals/month

Lake Gaston within the state of Virginia from John H. Kerr Dam   downstream to VA/NC state line (this segment comprises ~18 miles). and  any tributary arm of Lake Gaston in virginia. Mecklenburg Co. and Brunswick Co. Mercury Walleye No more
than two meals/month

Virginia Department of Health | Office of Epidemiology | Division of Public Health Toxicology | 109 Governor Street  Room 338C | Richmond, Virginia 23219 | Phone: (804)864-8182 | Fax: (804)864-8190


Last Updated: 03-29-2013

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