Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center
We operate streamgages, observation wells, and monitoring stations that provide reliable scientific information needed to make informed decisions. We use advanced science and analytical methods to investigate and understand our natural world.
Virginia and West Virginia Current Water Conditions
Explore real-time Virginia and West Virginia streamflow, groundwater, and water-quality conditions and access data with our interactive map application.Water conditions
Monitoring Proposed Gas Pipeline Stream Crossings
USGS is monitoring the water quality of multiple high-priority Virginia streams where natural gas pipeline crossings have been proposed.Learn more
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Virginia flow-ecology modeling results—An initial assessment of flow reduction effects on aquatic biota
BackgroundThe U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), reviewed a previously compiled set of linear regression models to assess their utility in defining the response of the aquatic biological community to streamflow depletion.As part of the 2012 Virginia Healthy Watersheds...Rapp, Jennifer L.; Reilly, Pamela A.
Groundwater-quality data associated with abandoned underground coal mine aquifers in West Virginia, 1973-2016: Compilation of existing data from multiple sources
This report describes a compilation of existing water-quality data associated with groundwater resources originating from abandoned underground coal mines in West Virginia. Data were compiled from multiple sources for the purpose of understanding the suitability of groundwater from abandoned underground coal mines for public supply, industrial,...McAdoo, Mitchell A.; Kozar, Mark D.
Riverine discharges to Chesapeake Bay: Analysis of long-term (1927–2014) records and implications for future flows in the Chesapeake Bay basin
The Chesapeake Bay (CB) basin is under a total maximum daily load (TMDL) mandate to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment loads to the bay. Identifying shifts in the hydro-climatic regime may help explain observed trends in water quality. To identify potential shifts, hydrologic data (1927–2014) for 27 watersheds in the CB basin were analyzed...Rice, Karen; Moyer, Douglas; Mills, Aaron L.