West Virginia's Watershed Implementation Plan

POLLUTION GOALS
in millions of pounds per year
West Virginia
1985
2014
2016 Interim 2017 Milestone 2025 Goal
Nitrogen 6.37 5.27 5.21 5.19 5.02
Phosphorus 0.90 0.69 0.65 0.66 0.63
Sediment 516 366 331.91 334.30 372.10
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Collectively, the EPA's TMDL and the state Watershed Implementation Plans establish the Clean Water Blueprint for the Chesapeake.

West Virginia and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific plans to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup practices by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025. These plans are called Watershed Implementation Plans or WIPs and will not only help restore the Bay, but will also significantly improve the health of local waterways.

WEST VIRGINIA'S PROGRESS

In June 2014, EPA evaluated West Virginia's progress to date. Their findings are summarized here.

SOURCE  
NITROGEN
 
PHOSPHORUS
 
SEDIMENT
Agriculture            
             
Urban Runoff            
             
Wastewater & CSO            
             
Septic      
N/A*
 
N/A*
             
All Sources            

 

    On track for 2017 target       Within 10% of being on track for 2017 target
 
    More than 10% off track for 2017 target       *No contribution from this source sector

Combined Sewer Outflow

Source: www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/tmdl/ChesapeakeBay/RestorationUnderway.html
Chart based on data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's 2014 Reducing Pollution Indicator: www.chesapeakebay.net/indicators/indicator/reducing_nitrogen_pollution

 

West Virginia submitted its Final Phase II WIP (PDF) (124 pgs, 1.7MB) to EPA on March 30, 2012. EPA issued its comments (PDF) (6 pgs, 363KB) on the plan May 31, 2012.

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