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York River

York River from West Point downstream to the mouth near Tue Point and tidal portion of the following tributaries: King Creek, Queen Creek and Wormley Creek. These river segments comprise ~50 miles. (12/13/04)

King William Co., New Kent Co., King and Queen Co., James City Co., Gloucester Co. and York Co.

PCBs

Croaker

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

PCBs

Spot

King Creek (a tidal tributary of York River ~3.5 miles) (1/23/2009)

York Co.

PCBs

Blue Crab (Hepatopancreas only)

DO NOT EAT crab's hepatopancreas ("mustard," green gland, or tomalley). This advisory applies only to avoiding eating the crab's hepatopancreas or "mustard". Crab meat is not subject to this advisory (click on the thumbnail below for enlarged diagram).

blue crab

Lake Anna (entire lake, ~12,895 acres) including its tributaries Terry's Run, Goldmine Creek and Contrary Creek (6/15/04; modified 12/13/04, 8/31/07)

Orange Co., Louisa Co. and Spotsylvania Co.

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Carp

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Largemouth Bass

PCBs

Striped Bass

PCBs

White Perch

PCBs

White Catfish

PCBs

Channel Catfish

PCBs

Bluegill Sunfish

Mattaponi River from Rt. 628 near gaging station downstream ~55 miles to the confluence with Pamunkey River near West Point (12/13/04; PCBs 10/7/09)

King William Co. and King and Queen Co.

PCBs

Anadromous (coastal) Striped Bass

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

White perch

PCBs Gizzard Shad
Mercury Largemouth Bass

Lake Gordonsville, also known as Bowlers Mill Lake, for the entire lake. (~75 acres) (9/30/04)

Louisa Co.

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more
than two meals/month

Pamunkey River from Nelson Bridge Road (Route 615 bridge) downstream ~ 72 miles to the confluence with  Mattaponi River near West Point (9/30/04; PCBs 10/7/09) Hanover Co., King William Co., and New Kent Co. Mercury Blue Catfish No more than two meals/month
PCBs Gizzard Shad No more than two meals/month

Herring Creek from the Route 628 bridge (Dorrell Road) ~7 miles to the confluence of Mattaponi River (9/30/04)

King William Co.

Mercury

Bluegill Sunfish

No more
than two meals/month

Mercury

Yellow Bullhead Catfish

No more
than one meal/month

Reedy Creek from Rt. 301 downstream ~4 miles to the confluence with Mattaponi River (10/7/09) Caroline Co. Mercury Redbreast Sunfish No more than two meals/month
Mercury Yellow Bullhead Catfish 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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