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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/6/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Water Resources Outlook (January 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 1/27/2017

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017

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• Length: 8 Miles
• Surface Area: 1,700 Acres
• Volume: 15,958 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 64 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 8 Feet
The Swift Creek Reservoir is a 1700-acre, 5.2 billion gallon, man made lake in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It provides 20 per cent of the county's water supply, and has a watershed area of 61.9 square miles. It is fed by eight tributary creeks: Little Tomahawk Creek, Tomahawk Creek, Swift Creek, Otterdale Creek, Deep Creek, West Branch, Dry Creek, and Fuqua Creek. The Reservoir provides drinking water, hydro electric power, and a recreational area to Chesterfield residents.

The Swift Creek Reservoir was built in 1965 as a CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps.) project. It was built to be a public water supply for surrounding communities. The dams were to provide hydro electric power to some of Chesterfield county.[1] In 1992, the Watershed Management Committee was established by the Board of Supervisors to protect and preserve the reservoir. They established limits on construction and oversaw development and maintenance Of nearby communities. In 2000 the Watershed Management Master Plan was started to reach former goals such as stormwater treatment facilities and reduction of all pollutants. In more recent years projects have been undertaken to improve the infrastructure on and around the reservoir including repairing and replacing multiple bridges.
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