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Sleepy Creek Watershed
Cacapon Institute (CI) under contract with the WV Conservation Agency and subject to review by the 319 project team, monitored Sleepy Creek and certain tributaries for fecal coliform bacteria as outlined below. Project Report
The Sleepy Creek (WVP-9, TMDL SWS 9001 – 9063) watershed is located in Morgan County, West Virginia (87%) and Fredrick County, Virginia (13%). Sleepy Creek flows 42 miles north into the Potomac River. Within the watershed two streams had a TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load), Sleepy Creek (main stem) and Indian Run tributary (WVP-9-G). Both Sleepy Creek and Indian Run were listed as impaired “relative to numeric water quality criteria for fecal coliform bacteria” in the 2007 TMDL. Indian Run was officially delisted as of 2012 (See: “Planting Trees and Upgrading Septic Systems Decreases Bacteria in Run”). Sleepy Creek remains on the impaired list.
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