Expiration date: 12/31/2017
The purpose of this PN is to inform the public of relevant parts of our process, and our interpretation and findings regarding current precipitation conditions for the 2017 monitoring season. This is accomplished by our analysis of several precipitation recording stations and our use of groundwater monitoring wells at different reference locations in the Hampton Roads region. Based on analysis of several precipitation recording stations and reference groundwater monitoring wells within the Hampton Roads region, the Norfolk District has determined that groundwater monitoring well data, indicating wetland hydrology does not meet the technical standard, is likely unreliable for wetland determinations this year. Based on plant biological activity, the growing season in southeastern Virginia started the first week in February.