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Understanding the Sources, Finding the Solutions|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20100709225018/http://www.tjpdc.org/pdf/rep_envi_mc_Prop.pdf|author=|work=|publisher=Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission|location=|publishdate=April 1999|accessdate=February 23, 2012}}</ref>
  
[[Woolen Mills dam]] was breached in 2007 to help restore the health of the waterway.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.readthehook.com/92811/cover-story-hot-dam-should-it-stay-or-should-it-go|title=Hot dam: Should it stay or should it go?|last=Lisa Provence|first=|publishdate=Dec 5, 2002|publisher=The Hook|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.readthehook.com/86206/news-going-down-river-runs-through-old-dam|title=Going down: River runs through old dam|last=Lisa Provence|first=|publishdate=Aug 16, 2007|publisher=The Hook|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=http://appvoices.org/2005/04/01/2669/|title=Removing Barriers to Healthier Rivers|last=Jason Halbert|first=|publishdate=April 1, 2005|publisher=Appalachian Voice|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref>
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[[Woolen Mills dam]] was breached in 2007 to help restore the health of the waterway.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.readthehook.com/92811/cover-story-hot-dam-should-it-stay-or-should-it-go|title=Hot dam: Should it stay or should it go?|last=Lisa Provence|first=|publishdate=Dec 5, 2002|publisher=The Hook|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.readthehook.com/86206/news-going-down-river-runs-through-old-dam|title=Going down: River runs through old dam|last=Lisa Provence|first=|publishdate=Aug 16, 2007|publisher=The Hook|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=http://appvoices.org/2005/04/01/2669/|title=Removing Barriers to Healthier Rivers|last=Jason Halbert|first=|publishdate=April 1, 2005|publisher=Appalachian Voice|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.rivannariver.org/woolen-mills-dam-breach/|title=Woolen Mills Dam Breach|last=|first=|publishdate=August 15, 2007|publisher=Rivanna Conservation Society|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref>
  
 
An eroding abandoned landfill on Avon Street Extended, formerly jointly operated by Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the [[University of Virginia]], was a major contributor to contamination. In 2009 the developers of [[Fifth Street Station]], [[Riverbend Development]], partnered with Albemarle and the Department of Environmental Quality to begin remediation of the landfill site.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.nbc29.com/story/9942503/old-landfill-may-get-clean-up|title=Old Landfill May Get Clean Up|last=David Foky|first=|publishdate=March 3, 2009|publisher=|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref>
 
An eroding abandoned landfill on Avon Street Extended, formerly jointly operated by Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the [[University of Virginia]], was a major contributor to contamination. In 2009 the developers of [[Fifth Street Station]], [[Riverbend Development]], partnered with Albemarle and the Department of Environmental Quality to begin remediation of the landfill site.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.nbc29.com/story/9942503/old-landfill-may-get-clean-up|title=Old Landfill May Get Clean Up|last=David Foky|first=|publishdate=March 3, 2009|publisher=|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-05-07}}</ref>

Revision as of 21:40, 7 May 2019

Moores Creek is a tributary of the Rivanna River that flows through the City of Charlottesville and serves in some places as the southern border with Albemarle County.

The spelling without the apostrophe is correct. [citation needed]


Fixing impairment

For several years it has been known that Moores Creek in the urban portions of the community is impaired and is contaminated by fecal coliform. [1]

Woolen Mills dam was breached in 2007 to help restore the health of the waterway.[2][3][4][5]

An eroding abandoned landfill on Avon Street Extended, formerly jointly operated by Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the University of Virginia, was a major contributor to contamination. In 2009 the developers of Fifth Street Station, Riverbend Development, partnered with Albemarle and the Department of Environmental Quality to begin remediation of the landfill site.[6]

In 2012, the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District began offering cost-share assistance to help farmers and homeowners in the Moores Creek watershed pay for septic system repairs and conservation programs to help restore water quality. [7] Also in 2012, the Rivanna River Basin Commission received a grant of $267,000 from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to remediate bacterial contamination over the following 2.5 years.[8]

Trails

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is planning and constructing the 5th Street Trail Hub to serve as a trailhead for an enhanced trail heading west toward Azalea Park. This hub will be near the confluence of Moores Creek and Biscuit Run. [9]




References

  1. Web. [https://web.archive.org/web/20100709225018/http://www.tjpdc.org/pdf/rep_envi_mc_Prop.pdf The Fecal Coliform Problem in Moore’s Creek Watershed: Understanding the Sources, Finding the Solutions], Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, April 1999, retrieved February 23, 2012.
  2. Web. Hot dam: Should it stay or should it go?, The Hook, Dec 5, 2002, retrieved 2019-05-07.
  3. Web. Going down: River runs through old dam, The Hook, Aug 16, 2007, retrieved 2019-05-07.
  4. Web. Removing Barriers to Healthier Rivers, Appalachian Voice, April 1, 2005, retrieved 2019-05-07.
  5. Web. Woolen Mills Dam Breach, Rivanna Conservation Society, August 15, 2007, retrieved 2019-05-07.
  6. Web. Old Landfill May Get Clean Up, March 3, 2009, retrieved 2019-05-07.
  7. Web. Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District Offers Cost-Share Assistance to Moore’s Creek Watershed Residents, County of Albemarle, February 14 2012, retrieved February 23, 2012.
  8. Web. Moores Creek Bacteria TMDL Implementation Project, Rivanna River Basin Commission, 2012, retrieved 2019-05-07.
  9. Web. Open house held for future trail hub near Wegmans, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 15, 2018, retrieved March 16, 2018.

External links

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