15A NCAC 02B .0309       YADKIN‑PEE DEE RIVER BASIN

(a)  The Yadkin-Pee Dee River Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards may be inspected at the following places:

(1)           the Internet at http://h2o.enr.state.nc.us/csu/; and

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

(A)          Mooresville Regional Office

                610 East Center Avenue, Suite 301

                Mooresville, North Carolina

(B)          Winston‑Salem Regional Office

                585 Waughtown Street

                Winston‑Salem, North Carolina

(C)          Fayetteville Regional Office

                Systel Building

                225 Green Street

                Suite 714

                Fayetteville, North Carolina

(D)          Asheville Regional Office

                2090 US Highway 70

                Swannanoa, North Carolina

(E)           Division of Water Quality

                Central Office

                512 North Salisbury Street

                Raleigh, North Carolina.

(b)  Unnamed Streams.  Such streams entering Virginia are classified "C," and such streams entering South Carolina are classified "C".

(c)  The Yadkin‑Pee Dee River Basin Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards was amended effective:

(1)           February 12, 1979;

(2)           March 1, 1983;

(3)           August 1, 1985;

(4)           February 1, 1986;

(5)           October 1, 1988;

(6)           March 1, 1989;

(7)           January 1, 1990;

(8)           August 1, 1990;

(9)           January 1, 1992;

(10)         April 1, 1992;

(11)         August 3, 1992;

(12)         December 1, 1992;

(13)         April 1, 1993;

(14)         September 1, 1994;

(15)         August 1, 1995;

(16)         August 1, 1998;

(17)         April 1, 1999;

(18)         July 1, 2006;

(19)         September 1, 2006;

(20)         November 1, 2007.

(d)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standard for the Yadkin‑Pee Dee River Basin has been amended effective October 1, 1988 as follows:

(1)           Mitchell River [Index No. 12‑62‑(1)] from source to mouth of Christian Creek (North Fork Mitchell River) including all tributaries has been reclassified from Class B Tr to Class B Tr ORW.

(2)           Mitchell River [Index No. 12‑62‑(7)] from mouth of Christian Creek (North Fork Mitchell River) to Surry County SR 1315 including all tributaries has been classified from Class C Tr to  C Tr ORW, except Christian Creek and Robertson Creek which will be reclassified from Class B Tr to Class B Tr ORW.

(3)           Mitchell River [Index No. 12‑62‑(12)] from Surry County SR 1315 to mouth of South Fork Mitchell River including all tributaries from Class C to Class C ORW.

(e)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin‑Pee Dee River Basin was amended effective March 1, 1989 as follows:

(1)           Elk Creek [Index Nos. 12‑24‑(1) and 12‑24‑(10)] and all tributary waters were reclassified from Class B‑trout, Class C‑trout and Class B to Class B‑trout ORW, Class C‑trout ORW and Class B ORW.

(f)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin‑Pee Dee River Basin was amended effective January 1, 1990 as follows:  Barnes Creek (Index No. 13‑2‑18) was reclassified from Class C to Class C ORW.

(g)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin‑Pee Dee River Basin has been amended effective January 1, 1992 as follows:

(1)           Little River [Index Nos. 13‑25‑(10) and 13‑25‑(19)] from Suggs Creek to Densons Creek has been reclassified from Classes WS‑III and C to Classes WS‑III HQW and C HQW.

(2)           Densons Creek [Index No. 13‑25‑20‑(1)] from its source to Troy's Water Supply Intake including all tributaries has been reclassified from Class WS‑III to Class WS‑III HQW.

(3)           Bridgers Creek (Index No. 13‑25‑24) from its source to the Little River has been reclassified from Class C to Class C HQW.

(h)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin‑Pee Dee River Basin was amended effective April 1, 1992 with the reclassification of the North Prong South Fork Mitchell River from Class C to Class C Trout.

(i)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin-Pee Dee River 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 2B .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.

(j)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin‑Pee Dee River Basin has been amended effective December 1, 1992 as follows:

(1)           Pike Creek (Index No. 12‑46‑1‑2) was reclassified from Class C Tr to Class C Tr HQW;

(2)           Basin Creek (Index No. 12‑46‑2‑2) was reclassified from Class C Tr to Class C Tr ORW;

(3)           Bullhead Creek (Index No. 12‑46‑4‑2) was reclassified from Class C Tr to Class C Tr ORW;

(4)           Rich Mountain Creek (Index No. 12‑46‑4‑2‑2) was reclassified from Class Tr to Class C Tr ORW; and

(5)           Widows Creek (Index No. 12‑46‑4‑4) was reclassified from Class C Tr HQW to Class C Tr ORW.

(k)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin‑Pee Dee River Basin has been amended effective September 1, 1994 as follows:

(1)           Lanes Creek [Index Nos. 13-17-40-(1) and 13-17-40-(10.5)] from its source to the Marshville water supply dam including tributaries was reclassified from Classes WS-II and WS-II CA to Class WS-V.

(2)           The South Yadkin River [Index Nos. 12-108-(9.7) and 12-108-(15.5)] from Iredell County SR 1892 to a point 0.7 mile upstream of the mouth of Hunting Creek including associated tributaries was reclassified from Classes WS-V, C and WS-IV to Classes WS-V, WS-IV, C and WS-IV CA.

(3)           The Yadkin River [Index Nos. 12-(53) and 12-(71)] from a point 0.3 mile upstream of the mouth of Elkin Creek (River) to the Town of King water supply intake including associated tributaries was reclassified from Classes C and WS-IV to Classes WS-IV and WS-IV CA.

(4)           The Yadkin River [Index Nos. 12-(80.5), 12-(81.5) and 12-(84.5)] from the Town of King water supply intake to the Davie County water supply intake reclassified from Classes C, B, WS-IV and WS-V to Classes WS-IV, WS-IV B and WS-IV CA.

(l)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin has been amended effective August 1, 1995 as follows:  Bear Creek [Index Nos. 12-108-18-(3), 12-108-18-(3.3)], Little Bear Creek (Index No. 12-108-18-2), and Blue Branch (Index No. 12-108-18-2-1) were reclassified from WS-II and WS-II CA (Critical Area) to C and WS-IV.

(m)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin was amended effective August 1, 1998 with the revision to the primary classification for portions of the Yadkin River [Index No. 12-(45)] from Class WS-IV to WS-V, Yadkin River [Index No. 12-(67.5)] from Class WS-IV to Class C, Yadkin River [Index Nos. 12-(93.5) and 12-(98.5)] from Class WS-IV to Class WS-V, South Yadkin River [Index No. 12-108-(12.5)] from Class WS-IV to Class WS-V, and South Yadkin River [Index Nos. 12-108-(19.5) and 12-108-(22)] from Class WS-IV to Class C.

(n)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin Pee-Dee River Basin was amended effective April 1, 1999 with the reclassification of a portion of the Yadkin River [Index No. 12-(80.5)] from WS-IV CA to WS-IV.  A portion of the Yadkin River 0.5 mile upstream of Bashavia Creek was reclassified from WS-IV to WS-IV CA.  Bashavia Creek [Index Nos. 12-81-(0.5) and 12-81-(2)] was reclassified from WS-IV and WS-IV CA to Class C.  Tributaries to Bashavia Creek were also reclassified to Class C.  Portions of the Yadkin River [Index Nos. 12-(25.5) and 12-(27)] were reclassified from WS-IV to Class C and from WS-IV & B to Class B.  Tributaries were reclassed from Class WS-IV to Class C.  Supplemental classifications were not changed.

(o)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin Pee-Dee River Basin was amended effective July 1, 2006 with the reclassification of a portion of the Uwharrie River.  More specifically, Index No. 13-2-(25), Index No. 13-2-(17.5), and a portion of Index No. 13-2-(1.5) was reclassified from Class WS-IV CA, WS-IV, and C, to Class  WS-IV B CA, WS-IV B, and B, respectively. 

(p)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin Pee-Dee River Basin was amended effective September 1, 2006 with the reclassification of a segment of the Yadkin River [portion of Index No. 12-(53)] from a point 0.3 mile upstream of the Town of Elkin proposed water supply intake to the Town of Elkin proposed water supply intake from C to WS-IV CA.  The Town of Elkin proposed water supply intake is to be placed on the Yadkin River at a point directly above the mouth of Elkin Creek.

(q)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin was amended effective November 1, 2007 with the reclassifications as listed below, and the North Carolina Division of Water Quality maintains a Geographic Information Systems data layer of these UWLs.

(1)           Black Ankle Bog near Suggs Creek [Index No. 13-25-12] was reclassified to Class WL UWL as defined in 15A NCAC 02B .0101.

(2)           Pilot Mountain Floodplain Pool near Horne Creek [Index No. 12-75] was reclassified to Class WL UWL as defined in 15A NCAC 02B .0101.

 

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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2007; September 1, 2006; July 1, 2006; April 1, 1999; August 1, 1998; August 1, 1995; September 1, 1994; April 1, 1993; December 1, 1992.