Scenic Rivers Act (Virginia)

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Place Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Scenic Rivers Act (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction

Last Review 2014-09-15


Virginia Scenic Rivers Program’s intent is to identify, designate and help protect rivers and streams that possess outstanding scenic, recreational, historic and natural characteristics of statewide significance for future generations. Construction and development is restricted on designated scenic rivers and adjacent lands. In addition to the designated scenic rivers, the Lower James River has been declared a State Historic River and is subject to similar activity restrictions:

Policy Contact

Department Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Address 203 Governor Street

Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23219-2094
Phone (804) 786-1712



Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 10.1-400 et seq.

Date Enacted 1970

Authority 2: Va. Code 10.1-419 (Historic Lower James River)