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Division of Mined Land Reclamation

Water Quality

photo of Biological Recovery of Gin and Stone Creeks in Lee County

The Water Quality Team contributes in a variety of ways to the Division of Mined Land Reclamation’s continuing environmental restoration and land reclamation successes in southwestern Virginia’s coalfields.


photo of Reforested Surface Mined Lands in the Dumps Creek Watershed


The Water Quality Teams reviews joint mining and discharge permit applications prepares discharge permits, develops and implements Total Maximum Daily Loads, tracks and monitors coalfield water quality and provides technical assistance to a broad range of stakeholders.



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