15A NCAC 02B .0306       BROAD RIVER BASIN

(a)  Effective February 1, 1976, the adopted classifications assigned to the waters within the Broad River Basin are set forth in the Broad River Basin Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards, which may be inspected at the following places:

(1)           the Internet at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wq/ps/csu/classifications; and

(2)           North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources:

(A)          Mooresville Regional Office

610 East Center Avenue

Suite 301

Mooresville, North Carolina

(B)          Asheville Regional Office

2090 US Highway 70

Swannanoa, North Carolina.

(b)  Unnamed Streams.  Such streams entering South Carolina are classified "C."

(c)  The Broad River Basin Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards was amended effective:

(1)           March 1, 1977;

(2)           February 12, 1979;

(3)           August 12, 1979;

(4)           April 1, 1983;

(5)           February 1, 1986.

(d)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective August 3, 1992 with the reclassification of all water supply waters (waters with a primary classification of WS-I, WS-II or WS-III).  These waters were reclassified to WS-I, WS-II, WS-III, WS-IV or WS-V as defined in the revised water supply protection rules (15A NCAC 02B .0100, .0200 and 0300), which became effective on August 3, 1992.  In some cases, streams with primary classifications other than WS were reclassified to a WS classification due to their proximity and linkage to water supply waters.  In other cases, waters were reclassified from a WS classification to an alternate appropriate primary classification after being identified as downstream of a water supply intake or identified as not being used for water supply purposes.

(e)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective September 1, 1994 with the reclassification of the Second Broad River [Index No. 9-41-(0.5)] from its source to Roberson Creek including associated tributaries was reclassified from Class WS-V to Classes WS-V, WS-IV and WS-IV CA.

(f)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective August 1, 1998 with the revision to the primary classification for portions of the Broad River [Index No. 9-(23.5)] from Class WS-IV to Class C and Second Broad River [Index Nos. 9-41-(10.5) and 9-41-(14.5)] and First Broad River [Index No. 9-50-(11)] from Class WS-IV to Class WS-V.

(g)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended August 1, 2000 with the reclassification of the Green River [Index No. 9-29-(1)], including all tributaries, from its source to its mouth in Lake Summit at elevation 2011 from Class C Tr to Class B Tr.

(h)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective August 1, 2000 with the reclassification of Lake Montonia [Index No. 9-54-1-(1)], and all tributaries, from Class B to Class B HQW.

(i)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective April 1, 2001 with the reclassification of the Green River [Index No. 9-29-(1)], including all tributaries, from its source to the downstream side of the mouth of Rock Creek from Class B Tr to Class B Tr HQW.

(j)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective March 1, 2007 with the reclassification of the North Fork First Broad River (Index No. 9-50-4), including all tributaries, from its source to the First Broad River from Class C Tr to Class C Tr ORW.

(k)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective March 1, 2007 with the reclassification of a segment of the Broad River [Index No. 9-(25.5)] from a point 0.5 mile upstream of the City of Shelby proposed water supply intake to the City of Shelby proposed water supply intake from Class C to Class WS-IV CA, and from a point 0.5 mile upstream of the City of Shelby proposed water supply intake to a point approximately 0.3 mile downstream of its confluence with Cane Creek from Class C to Class WS-IV. The City of Shelby proposed water supply intake is to be placed on the Broad River at a point approximately one mile upstream of its confluence with the First Broad River.

(l)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective March 1, 2007 with the reclassification of a segment of the Broad River [Index No. 9-(25.5)] from a point 0.5 mile upstream of the Town of Forest City proposed water supply intake to the Town of Forest City proposed water supply intake from Class C to Class WS-IV CA, and from a point 0.5 mile upstream of the Town of Forest City proposed water supply intake to a point approximately 0.2 mile downstream of Rutherford County SR 1145 (Town of Rutherfordton water supply intake) from Class C to Class WS-IV. The Town of Forest City proposed water supply intake is to be placed on the Broad River at a point approximately 0.4 mile downstream of McKinney Creek.

(m)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Broad River Basin was amended effective September 1, 2014, in order to allow a water supply intake to be placed in Lake Adger by Polk County, as follows:

(1)           a portion of the Green River [Index No. 9-29-(33)], including tributaries, from the dam at Lake Adger  to a point 0.35 mile downstream of Rash Creek from Class C to Class WS-IV CA. The CA extends 0.5 mile from and draining to the normal pool elevation of Lake Adger.

(2)           a portion of the Green River from a point 0.35 mile [Index No. 9-29-(33)], including tributaries, downstream of Rash Creek to a point 300 feet downstream of Laurel Branch from Class C to Class WS-IV. The PA extends 5.0 miles from and draining to the normal pool elevation of Lake Adger.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-214.1; 143-215.1; 143-215.3(a)(1);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014; March 1, 2007; April 1, 2001; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; September 1, 1994; August 3, 1992; February 1, 1986; January 1, 1985.