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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Shellfish Closures

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Here are the links to the updated shellfish closures cond053-137 "Poquoson River ", cond053-151 "Back Creek - York County", cond053-221 "Chisman Creek" and cond053-222 "Bennett Creek". All four are found in either the City of Poquoson and/or York County and all four are scheduled to go into effect 15 May 2019.


http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/20/2016/05/cond053-137.pdf


http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/20/2016/05/cond053-151.pdf


http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/20/2016/05/cond053-221.pdf


http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/20/2016/05/cond053-222.pdf


A conditional management plan was written that supports seasonal closures in portions of the Poquoson River and its tributaries and Back Creek Growing Area # 53 in Poquoson and York County. The Conditionally Approved (Seasonally Condemned) areas will be labeled in these shellfish closures document as Sections S137 - S147. The conditionally classified areas will remain in closed status from April 1 through October 31 corresponding to the warmer months when bacteria concentrations more frequently exceed the NSSP standard.


Notes:


1- To the Registrar: This order is being filed with your office pursuant to § 2.2-4103 of the Code of Virginia. Please confirm receipt of this email & order.


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2- Six (6) acres of Hodges Cove, formerly classified as open, were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S142.


3- Six (6) acres of Section D (Hodges Cove) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and MERGED into NEW Section S142.


4- Twelve (12) acres of Section B (Patricks Cr) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S143.


5- Above item created NEW Section D (unnamed tributary of Patricks Cr) from part of the restricted condemned waters in Section B (Patricks Cr).


6- Ninety-eight (98) acres of Section A (Poquoson River) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S144.


7- Fifteen (15) acres of Section C (Lambs Cr) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S144.


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8- One hundred forty-five (145) acres surrounding existing marina activity in Section A (Back Cr) were RECLASSIFIED to "Seasonally Condemned (marina based) and MERGED into existing Section M1.


cond053-221


9- ALL forty-four (44) acres of OLD Section C (Bay Tree Cr) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S137.


10- Four (4) acres of OLD Section D (unnamed inlet of Chisman Cr) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S138.


11- Twenty-eight (28) acres of Cabin Creek, formerly classified as open, were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S139.


12- Thirty-one (31) acres of Chisman Creek, formerly classified as marina-based Seasonally Condemned, were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S140.


13- Thirty (30) acres of Chisman Creek, formerly classified as open, were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and MERGED into NEW Section S140.


14- One hundred ten (110) acres of Section A (Chisman Cr) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and MERGED into NEW Section S140.


15- ALL twenty-seven (27) acres of OLD Section B (Boathouse Cr) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S141.

16- Item # 14 above created NEW Section B (Goose Cr) from part of the restricted condemned waters in Section A (Chisman Cr).


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17- Thirty-two (32) acres of Lyons Creek, formerly classified as open, were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S146.


18- Nineteen (19) acres of Section B (Lyons Cr) were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and MERGED into NEW Section S146.


19- Sixty-five (65) acres of Bennett Creek, formerly classified as open, were RECLASSIFIED to "Conditionally Approved" (Seasonally Condemned) and LABELED as NEW Section S147.

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