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Below are selected examples of documentation by Mountain Valley Watch volunteers. For more comprehensive information, including maps and other context, please see our MVW Reports to the Virginia Water Control Board.

January 24, 2019, Franklin County, Virginia

1) Earth disturbance to edge of water body with no erosion control. Failed sediment controls allowed sedimentation to wash next to and under bridge and into creek. 2) Increased runoff from construction resulted in higher and faster flows, which resulted in increased sediment deposition and bank erosion. 3) Failed silt fence.


November 15, 2018, Franklin County, Virginia

Sediment-laden water flowing off the right-of-way created a sinkhole.


October 11, 2018, Giles County, Virginia

Failed erosion and sediment controls, sediment in stream.


September 23, 2018, Franklin County, Virginia


August 2 and 3, 2018, Pembroke, Giles County, Virginia

Erosion gullies, bare soil (no mulch), failed Best Management Practices (BMPs), sediment discharge outside construction area.


July 12, 2018, Craig County, Virginia

Four large earth movers parked overnight within 100′ of signs warning “No refueling or parking within 100.'”