Stream Disturbances Permit Guidance in West Virginia

Sunset view of the Potomac River, from Weverton Cliffs, near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

The WV Department of Environmental Protection has a permit guideline on their website for water disturbance.

We at E&H have always understood that conservation and protection of WV land and water is paramount. We adhere to the guidance and certainly respect the DEP permit process.

This guide is for informational purposes only and provides a brief overview of the various permits or certifications required before remedial work is conducted in and around West Virginia streams and wetlands. These activities may include water quality improvement projects, installation of habitat structures, streambank stabilization, and other channel modification measures. It is not intended to replace any West Virginia regulation or related federal requirements.

Additional permits, licenses, variances, or similar authorizations may be required by other federal, state, or local laws not addressed in this booklet. All applicants should read and follow pertinent, current regulations when applying for any permit. It is important to note that multiple permits may be required for a single project. For additional information visit WVDEP’s Permitting section.