In Charlottesville, DEQ Briefs Localities on Quality of Area Streams

Tara Sieber of the DEQ stands in front of a map depicting impaired streams

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality hired experts from Virginia Tech’s Biological Systems Engineering Department to help assess the levels of pollutants in Lodge Creek, Meadow Creek, Moores Creek and Schenks Branch (all considered impaired channels by DEQ since they are not healthy environments for aquatic life) as well as throughout the watershed. How much sediment flows through Moore’s Creek annually? Follow the link to Charlottesville Tommorrow’s coverage to find out.