Erosion & Sediment Control
Technical assistance to county officials in the implementation of local Erosion and Sediment Control Programs (review of erosion and sediment control plans, inspection of construction sites, and the provision of bond estimates to county staff.)
Guidance to developers in preparing erosion and sediment control plans which meet State criteria.
Technical assistance to localities and developers in the development and implementation of stormwater management programs.
Technical assistance to property owners with drainage or conservation problems.
Virginia Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management guidance documents (including handbooks) can be found here.
Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) Ordinances
The TJSWCD provides Louisa and Nelson Counties, the Town of Scottsville, and University of Virginia with assistance in administering their Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinances. The District reviews and approves plans, determines bond estimates, provides site inspections in Scottsville, and provides technical assistance and education to landowners, contractors, and county officials.
Louisa Shoreline Management Ordinance for Lake Anna
Louisa County administers a Shoreline Management Ordinance for Lake Anna as part of its Zoning Ordinance. The ordinance strongly encourages the use of non-structural stabilization techniques along the shoreline and encourages citizens and developers to use the local expertise of the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District in developing creative methods to stabilize the shoreline and provide water quality protection. The preferred "Control Method" for protecting the lake's water quality is the maintenance of a 100' wide natural, forested buffer along the shoreline. "Alternative Control Methods" may also be used pending review and approval by the TJSWCD. One "alternative control" is a vegetated diversion with a rock outlet. Vegetation must include native shrubs, and applications of fertilizers and herbicides are prohibited within the berm and buffer areas.
Individual Locality Documents
Town of Scottsville and University of Virginia
A well-maintained sediment basin protects downstream waterways.