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Rivanna River
Renaissance Conference

September 28, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Albemarle County Office Building
401 McIntire Rd.

Rivanna Watershed Management Plan

The Rivanna watershed planning process will include input and participation from the commission's partners and many others whose lives and livelihood depend upon this region we call the Rivanna watershed. We will undertake this planning project using the unique structure of the RRBC, which represents local governments and citizens from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, and Fluvanna counties and the two SWCDs that work in the watershed, Thomas Jefferson and Culpeper. We will seek input from agencies and groups, such as the Virginia Department of Forestry, Rivanna Conservation Society, and the Thomas Jefferson Partnerships for Economic Development.

Part plan, part outreach, and part suite of tools, the process will integrate the emerging requirements for better stormwater management with the local and Bay TMDLs ('clean-up plans' for specific pollutants). The plan also will provide a context for decision-making about nutrient trading and use of offsets for stormwater management by prioritizing areas and actions for conservation, protection, and restoration across the watershed. And it will start with developing a snapshot of where we are right now with respect to the health of the Rivanna river basin, its waters, and landscape.

Recommendation for River Corridor Planning, April 2013

Please click HERE to see the white paper drafted by RRBC staff in April 2013 that outlines our recommended approach for conducting river watershed and river corridor planning for the Rivanna River.


The Rivanna River Basin Commission provides guidance for the stewardship of water and natural resources of the Rivanna River Basin and promotes activities by local, state, and federal governments, and by individuals, that foster resource stewardship for the environmental and economic health of the Basin.

Localities Greene Map Albemarle Map Charlottesville Map Fluvanna Map

The Commission has representatives from these jurisdictions and organizations.

Click below for more information about our member partners:

City of Charlottesville

Albemarle County

Fluvanna County

Greene County

Culpeper SWCD

Thomas Jefferson SWCD