Unified Interior Regions

Virginia

Virginia has a total area of 42,774.2 square miles, including 3,180.13 square miles of water, making it the 35th-largest state by area. The Chesapeake Bay separates the contiguous portion of the Commonwealth from the two-county peninsula of its Eastern Shore. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

1730 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Phone: (804) 261-2600
Fax: (804) 261-2657

VA WV Water

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Stream flowing in Highland County Virginia, June 26, 2006.
June 26, 2006

Stream flowing in Highland County Virginia, June 26, 2006

Stream flowing in Highland County Virginia, June 26, 2006. Photograph by Samuel H Austin.

Appomattox River at Matoaca
May 27, 2003

Appomattox River at Matoaca

Flooding in Appomattox River at Matoaca

A compass on the peak of Hawksbill Mountain, Shenandoah National Park.
November 30, 2000

A compass on the peak of Hawksbill Mountain, Shenandoah National Park.

A compass on the peak of Hawksbill Mountain, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

USGS
October 10, 2018

Internship: Sediment transport, storage, and lag times in Chesapeake..

Sediment transport, storage, and lag times in Chesapeake Bay watersheds

Image: USGS Maps Virginia's Underground Faults

USGS Maps Virginia's Underground Faults

USGS geophysicist Anjana Shah stands next to a Cessna Grand Caravan airplane that took measurements over Virginia's Louisa, Goochland and Fluvanna counties. The data collected will help USGS scientists locate buried geologic features associated with the August 23, 2011 earthquake and its aftershocks. Surveys were conducted from 7/15- 7/25. The instruments in the airplane

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Image: USGS Maps Virginia's Underground Faults

USGS Maps Virginia's Underground Faults

A Cessna Grand Caravan airplane took measurements over Virginia's Louisa, Goochland and Fluvanna counties. The data collected will help USGS scientists locate buried geologic features associated with the August 23, 2011 earthquake and its aftershocks. Surveys were conducted from 7/15- 7/25. The instruments in the airplane recorded Earth's gravitational and magnetic fields

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Image: USGS Maps Virginia's Underground Faults

USGS Maps Virginia's Underground Faults

A Cessna Grand Caravan airplane took measurements over Virginia's Louisa, Goochland and Fluvanna counties. The data collected will help USGS scientists locate buried geologic features associated with the August 23, 2011 earthquake and its aftershocks. Surveys were conducted from 7/15- 7/25. The instruments in the airplane recorded Earth's gravitational and magnetic fields

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Image: USGS Maps Virginia's Underground Faults

USGS Maps Virginia's Underground Faults

A Cessna Grand Caravan airplane took measurements over Virginia's Louisa, Goochland and Fluvanna counties. The data collected will help USGS scientists locate buried geologic features associated with the August 23, 2011 earthquake and its aftershocks. Surveys were conducted from 7/15- 7/25. The instruments in the airplane recorded Earth's gravitational and magnetic fields

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USGS
June 18, 2002

Scott D. Harris has been selected as the Public Affairs Officer for the USGS where he will be responsible for media relations. Harris previously served as the Director of Corporate Communications for the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research.

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 28, 2002

Coal provides more than half of our Nation’s electrical energy needs. For more than three centuries, coal has been mined in the Appalachian Basin, one of the most important coal producing regions in the world. This area includes parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. Almost all of the coal now mined in the Appalachian Basin is used in eastern state

USGS
March 28, 2002

Coal provides more than half of our Nation’s electrical energy needs. For more than three centuries, coal has been mined in the Appalachian Basin, one of the most important coal producing regions in the world.

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 18, 2002

 

By using electrical measurements, USGS scientists have detected fresh groundwater in submarine environments in Mid-Atlantic coastal waters. The new data will help define sources and quantities of nutrients entering the coastal bays of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia and refine groundwater flow models.

USGS
March 18, 2002

By using electrical measurements, USGS scientists have detected fresh groundwater in submarine environments in Mid-Atlantic coastal waters. The new data will help define sources and quantities of nutrients entering the coastal bays of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia and refine groundwater flow models.

USGS science for a changing world logo
February 6, 2002

The United States and the People’s Republic of China share a common problem ? elevated nitrate concentrations in water supplies used for drinking water, according to a recently released report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While elevated concentrations of nitrate in water have been known to cause illness in babies, there is also indirect evidence that they can cause cancer. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
November 6, 2001

 

What happens when a rock from space that’s more than a mile wide slams into the Earth at supersonic speed? Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners are learning as they analyze evidence they are recovering from cores drilled during the past two summers into the Chesapeake Bay impact crater and surrounding structures.

USGS
November 6, 2001

What happens when a rock from space that’s more than a mile wide slams into the Earth at supersonic speed? Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners are learning as they analyze evidence they are recovering from cores drilled during the past two summers into the Chesapeake Bay impact crater and surrounding structures.

USGS science for a changing world logo
September 25, 2001

By fin and flipper -- this is a manatee that sure knows how to get around! After a five-year disappearance, Chessie, perhaps the most famous and well-traveled manatee along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, has been sighted again in coastal Virginia.

USGS
September 25, 2001

By fin and flipper -- this is a manatee that sure knows how to get around! After a five-year disappearance, Chessie, perhaps the most famous and well-traveled manatee along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, has been sighted again in coastal Virginia.

USGS science for a changing world logo
June 12, 2001

Radon concentrations in ground water from homeowners’ wells in the Blue Ridge area of the New River watershed, in parts of North Carolina and Virginia, were among the highest measured in the nation in a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. Radon is a radioactive gas, and radon in air is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

USGS
June 12, 2001

Radon concentrations in ground water from homeowners’ wells in the Blue Ridge area of the New River watershed, in parts of North Carolina and Virginia, were among the highest measured in the nation in a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. Radon is a radioactive gas, and radon in air is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

1730 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Phone: (804) 261-2600
Fax: (804) 261-2657

VA WV Water