Monday, April 17, 2006

Moore's Creek

Some of the land being considered for protection by means of conservation easement as a stream buffer for Moore's Creek

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority will unveil the area's water supply plan tomorrow night. It is a good plan.
Part of the plan will necessitate what the EPA folk call wetlands mitigation. The wonderful thing about how this is playing out is that it looks as if our local riverine environment and the viewshed of Monticello will both be improved by this project.
Charlottesville City Council member Kevin Lynch has a great idea how to accomplish these improvements.
RWSA is holding a Public Outreach Meeting 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Monticello Highschool, tomorrow, Tuesday April 17.
Please attend and support the water supply and mitigation plans.
The mitigation plan would help address one of our significant local "impaired waterways."

this is Moore's Creek just upstream of where Jefferson would cross on horseback and, 70 years later, Woolen Mills Village residents would cross by footbridge

Of the three segments listed for fecal coliforms, the one with the
smallest watershed, 35 mi2, is that of Moore's Creek (which has 6.37 miles that are listed
as impaired, from the intersection of Rts. 29 and 1106 to the confluence with the Rivanna
River). In spite of its size, it is a diverse watershed which reflects the diversity of the
Rivanna Basin.

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