WVDEP now accepting comments on restoration plan for Lower Guyandotte River Watershed


​​CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 15, 2021) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Division of Water and Waste Management (DWWM) is now accepting comments and will hold a virtual public meeting for draft Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for select streams in the Lower Guyandotte River watershed (downstream of Logan). A TMDL is a plan of action required by the federal Clean Water Act to restore streams not meeting water quality standards.
Select streams in the watershed do not meet fecal coliform bacteria, total iron, selenium, pH, dissolved aluminum, and/or dissolved oxygen water quality standards. For detailed information and resources for the TMDL, visit www.dep.wv.gov/wvtmdl and select the Lower Guyandotte watershed in the Hydrologic Group C list at the bottom of the page. An interactive overview of the project is available here: https://arcg.is/0qjmCm.
WVDEP staff will host a virtual meeting to present an outline of the TMDL development process and answer questions on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and can be accessed using the information below:
WVDEP Zoom Meeting for Lower Guyandotte TMDL
When: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Meeting ID: 878 5453 2772
Passcode: 363358
Dial by Phone: 1-646-558-8656
Comments must be submitted no later than Monday, July 14, 2021 and should be emailed or mailed to:
Mindy Neil
ATTN: Lower Guyandotte Draft TMDL comments
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th St. S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304
After consideration of public comments, the WVDEP will make appropriate revisions and submit final draft TMDLs to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.
For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.”
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Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 49720