Virginia’s coalfield streams continue to improve. Sampling for 50 watershed stations in the fall of 2017 showed the ecosystems were steadily improving. Over half of those locations proved that the streams were meeting the goals of being swimmable and fishable. Straight Creek, Callahan Creek, Black Creek, Pawpaw Creek, Russell Prater Creek and the Levisa Fork River can be deemed healthy waterbodies. These have been the focus of DMME’s Water Quality team which has helped in designing plans to reduce pollution and increase the health of the stream. It took less than 10 years to bring these streams back to what they were before being impaired.