Elks Run Documents
Elks Run Watershed Based Plan. Published in 2013, the Elks Run Watershed Based Plan is a voluntary framework for achieving the nonpoint source aspects of the TMDL (mentioned later in this document). It is a starting point to focus restoration efforts. This restoration process should be assisted by local agency representatives and stakeholders.
Harpers Ferry Source Water Protection Plan. Many aspects of drinking water protection are best addressed by engaging local stakeholders and local government officials. This document, published in 2016 as required by West Virginia law , describes what Harpers Ferry Water Works has done, is currently doing, and plans to do to protect its source of drinking water.
Source Water Assessment and Protection Plan for Harpers Ferry Water Works, Jefferson County Prepared in 2006, this document was a first-generation source water plan for Harpers Ferry.
Harpers Ferry Water Works Water Treatment Facility Upgrade Evaluation and Feasibility Study: The report includes a detailed assessment of the existing process treatment system, evaluation of historical raw water and finished water data, review of new process treatment systems, alternatives and cost effectiveness evaluations, review of distribution system upgrades and probably project costs.
Elks Run Source Water Assessment and Protection Plan: This study is the West Virginia Rural Water Association’s assessment of possible threats to the water supply for Harpers Ferry. It goes on to make recommendations for measures to mitigate threats and for outreach programs for public awareness.
Jefferson County, West Virginia Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan: The Jefferson County Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan update has been completed in accordance with Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as enacted by Section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) of 2000 (Public Law 106-390). The guidelines for the completion of this plan appear in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under Title 44: Emergency Services, Part 201.6, as well as Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201 (CPG 201): Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Guide. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) – Mitigation and Recovery Branch further monitored both the original and update planning processes. Funding for the original project was distributed through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Project Impact Grant. The first and second update to the plan was funded locally by the County Commission of Jefferson County.
Hydrogeologic Factors Affecting Base-Flow Yields in the Jefferson County Area, West Virginia, October – November 2007: The United States Geological Survey, in cooperation with the County Commisison of Jefferson County, inspected 115 stream sites and 29 springs throughout the county. Base-flow yields from 110 watersheds were used to infer the probable pathways of groundwater discharge to streams. Measurements of discharge, temparature and specific conductance were made at sites having flowing water (unless otherwise noted).
Maps 60-68 pertain to the Elks Run stream.
West Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay TMDLWatershed Implementation Plan: This document is the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), which was required to be developed and submitted to EPA November 29, 2010 for inclusion in the final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). It begins the process of defining how West Virginia, in partnership with federal and local governments, will achieve the pollution load reductions required of the state of West Virginia to support the TMDL. This document provides a preliminary review of the strategies to be undertaken in West Virginia’s major load sectors: Wastewater, Developed Lands and Industrial, Agriculture, Forest, and Other (see Appendix C). Some of these sectors are regulated and some are not.
Chesapeake Bay Watershed
2010 State of the Bay: The State of the Bay report is based on the best available information about the Chesapeake for indicators representing three major categories: pollution, habitat, and fisheries.
Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Fiscal Year 2011 Action Plan Executive Order 13508: This Action Plan underscores the significant level of federal effort and collaboration required to protect and restore the Chesapeake Watershed. It emphasizes the importance of a collaborative effort involving state and local governments, nongovernmental partners, the private sector, and citizens of the Chesapeake watershed. The recognition that success will depend on such a broad, collaborative effort is the reason many actions are intended to support activities at the local and state levels.