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Chesapeake Bay and Small Coastal Basin


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Chesapeake Bay

Lake Trashmore
(entire lake, ~55 acres) (Mercury, 9/30/04; PCBs, 12/13/04)

Virginia Beach City

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more than two meals/month

PCBs

Carp

Lake Whitehurst including Little Creek Reservoir (entire lake, ~ 673 acres) Mercury, 9/30/04; PCBs, 12/13/04; modified 10/7/09) Norfolk City , Virginia Beach City PCBs, Mercury Carp No more than two meals/month
PCBs Gizzard Shad No more than two meals/month

Little Creek
(~4 miles ) near US Naval Reservation Little Creek Amphibious Base. (12/13/04)

Norfolk City and Virginia Beach City

PCBs

Spot

No more than two meals/month

PCBs

Croaker

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

Chesapeake Bay
(mainstem) and its small coastal tidal tributaries (~1,462 sq. miles) (12/13/04)

Chesapeake Bay

PCBs

Anadromous (Coastal) Striped Bass

No more than two meals/month

Eastern Branch Lynnhaven River
(~6 miles) (12/13/04)

Virginia Beach City

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

No more than two meals/month

Mobjack Bay
and tributaries particularly East River, North River and Ware River (~55 sq. miles) (12/13/04)

Mathews Co. and Gloucester Co.

PCBs

Gizzard Shad

No more than two meals/month

Tabb Creek (entire creek, ~2 miles) near Langley Air Force Base, a tributary of Northwest Branch Back River (12/13/04; modified 10/7/09) Hampton City, Poquoson City PCBs Gizzard Shad DO NOT EAT
PCBs Croaker No more than two meals/month
PCBs Striped Bass No more than two meals/month
PCBs Blue Crab No more than two meals/month
PCBs Oyster No more than two meals/month

Dragon Run Swamp (entire length)/ Piankatank River near King and Queen County Route 620 downstream ~46 miles to Deep Point Boat Landing (State Route 606) on the Piankatank River across from Piankatank Shores (10/29/03; modified 7/27/05)

Essex Co., Middlesex Co., King and Queen Co., and Gloucester Co.

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more than two meals/month

Poquoson River tidal portion and its tributary Chisman Creek (10/7/09) York Co. and Poquoson City PCBs Gizzard Shad No more than two meals/month
Piankatank River from Rt. 17 downstream ~11 miles to Deep Point Boat Landing (State Route 606) across from Piankatank Shores (10/7/09)  Middlesex Co. and Gloucester Co. PCBs Gizzard Shad 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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